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: Canada’s Landform Regions

In this lesson, students will identify, describe and explain the processes that created Canada’s Landform Regions. They will map the regions and then choose one region for further research. Students will present their research findings in a creative manner to the class.