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Agriculture Science Theme

Principal Tami Truax

Cunningham Elementary has a school-wide focus on agriculture science.  The purpose is to improve student achievement by applying authentic, agricultural-based content as the context to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts and nutrition.  Students will not only gain an awareness and understanding of agriculture but be introduced to the vast college and career opportunities that exist in the field of agriculture science.

Examples of agriculture science activities thus far this year:

  • Connections to community agribusinesses via partnerships for classroom demonstrations and field trips
  • “Farmers Market” during Back to School Night
  • School garden  
  • Plant science dissection
  • Ag in the Classroom hands-on assemblies and classroom presentations
  • Math lessons using agriculture commodities 
  • Soil erosion experiments
  • Charlie Cart- cooking with students
  • School wide Ag science learning stations created by Turlock FFA students
  • Mobile Classroom Dairy Cow visit


Student with magnifying glass
FFA student with chick