Modeling Science on the Farm

How can you encourage youth to see the science that surrounds them?

Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

June Loseke stated, “There’s nothing that we do here that doesn’t involve science.” Think about this statement. How can you encourage youth to see the science that surrounds them? How can you encourage them to benefit from this environment like the Loseke family does?

The Loseke family notes the strategic planning and thinking that goes into their farming and beef cattle operation. How does strategic planning and thinking play a role in STEM learning?

Computers are used in many aspects of the Loseke family farming and beef cattle operation.

  1. What are some other environments in which computers play a large role?
  2. What do you know about agriculture and environmental sciences?
  3. How does this associate with STEM learning for youth?

Elisabeth Loseke notes the importance of learning basic problem solving “that you don’t get unless you’re in the workforce” that she learned from helping with her family’s business. What are some ways that you can help youth understand the importance of applying “real world” skills to their learning and development?