Call it “precision agriculture,” “prescription farming” or even “space age farming.” Whatever the term, there is something radical happening down on the farm. Making novel use of satellites high above Earth and geographic information systems close to home, farmers are now able to tail or their soil and crop management to the varying conditions of their land — and on a very small scale.

Featured lesson plan: We're Pining like Wildfire for a Solution!

This middle school lesson will give a brief overview of the destructive nature of Forest Fires and the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in the province of British Columbia. At completion of this lesson, students will have a good comparison of similarities and differences of Forest Fires and the Mountain Pine Beetle, and the implications on the province of British Columbia.