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Bet the Farm


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Bet the Farm

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

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet connection

Subjects


  • 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

Audience


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

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • 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

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