To connect agriculture and science concepts, Nancy Miller, a middle and high school teacher at Potter-Dix School in Potter, Nebraska, utilized a variety of educational resources from guest speakers, research publications and curriculum materials. One of the resources, Science and Our Food Supply, contained five modules that all touch upon agriculture. Each student completed an activity called "The Twelve Most Unwanted Bacteria." To assess the student's knowledge of the bacteria, each student developed a poster to share their findings and presented this information to the class.
Through all of these experiences, the students were learning not only science State Standards, but math and reading/writing standards. This enabled them to make the connection of our food system and science concepts, but also the importance of using science to keep our food safe.