Learning objects My American farm: app for iPad

TLF ID M016810

This iPad app contains a selection of games with an agricultural theme. At the conclusion of the activities, fun farm facts or information are provided (some of these facts can be read aloud by selecting a volume icon). The games encompass a range of things important to farming life including farming equipment, careers in agriculture, mathematical problems involving purchases and quantities, and agricultural production across the states of the USA.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This app for students is highly valuable for the years 3 and 4 design and technologies content description that looks at the contribution food and fibre production and technologies make to modern society. This resource is useful for considering how people, places and modern equipment are involved in producing the things that people consume or use, such as the products we get from cows and chickens.
  • This resource is of considerable value for the geography curriculum in year 5 that looks at the environmental characteristics of a North American country and the influence people have had on the environment. It is a useful resource for exploring the states that make up the USA, including geographical features and agricultural information such as the number of farms and products produced in the state.
  • This resource is of significant value for the Use and influence of science content descriptions in years 3 and 4 that consider how science knowledge helps people such as farmers and engineers to select appropriate materials. It supports learning about a range of careers in the agricultural industry as well as the tools and equipment required for a range of agriculture- and science-related jobs.
  • This resource has some value to the Money and financial mathematics content description in year 4 and the numeracy general capability. It is useful for challenging students to calculate change from purchases in an everyday context, such as food products in a farmer's market.
Year level

3; 4; 5

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and technologies
  • Technologies
  • Design

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
  • Organization: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
  • URL: http://www.myamericanfarm.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
  • Organization: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.myamericanfarm.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2013 American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. This material may be used in accordance with the Apple iTunes Store Terms and Conditions at http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/au/terms.html.