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: Dealing with Canada’s changing population to 2026 – Analyzing population trends and predicting potential demographic issues.

Students will use population data to construct population pyramids, examine population projections to 2026, identify potential issues as a result of the changing population and make suggestions as to how best to prepare for the changes, so as to minimize any negative effects of Canada’s changing population.