Bet the Farm

Source Institutions

Source Institutions

Add to list Go to activity
This is an online game about the complexities of farming. Learners will "draw" cards and make decisions about how to take care of their farm. Through this process, they will learn farming is a subtle mix of intelligence, skill and luck. At the end of the game, they will see results in terms of how much money their farm made for the year.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
      • Public Policy
      • Ethics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories

  • Financial Literacy


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, COSI, 2009

Funding Sources:

  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • American Dairy Council
  • Dairy Council Mid East
  • Ohio Beef Council
  • Ohio Corn Marketing Program
  • Ohio Florists' Association
  • Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Ohio Pork Producers Council
  • Ohio Poultry Association
  • Ohio Soybean Council