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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics

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  • Videos, 6 minutes, 4 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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YouTube Video

How Farms and Forests Can Coexist

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  • This engaging video discusses the problem of maintaining both farms and forests. 
  • The video explains how forests can be beneficial to farmlands, instead of being seen as an obstacle. 
Teaching Tips


  • The video incorporates a variety of images, text, and music to engage students and enhance their understanding.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video has a commercial at the end. Video content finishes at 5 minutes, 4 seconds.
  • Students would benefit from having a sound understanding of the impacts of farming. The course Food and Farming could be used for students who need more background knowledge.


Scientist Notes
Agroforestry is seen as one of the most efficient techniques that restores the forest, increases agricultural productivity and soil health, and reduces CO2 emissions from the agricultural sector. This resource is valid and recommended for teaching.
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      • HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
      • HS-ESS3-6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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