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Brent Loken, TED-Ed


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Biology, Engineering

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  • Videos, 7 minutes, 9 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Assessments

Regional Focus


Can We Create the Perfect Farm?

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  • This video is about the many farming practices that will be needed to feed a growing population a healthy diet, without further damaging the environment.
  • Students will learn about drones, sensors, drip irrigation, food waste solutions, agroforestry, and other nature-based solutions to encourage sustainable farming around the world.
Teaching Tips


  • The animation is engaging and the video has an inspiring solution-based message.
  • It provides different examples from all around the world where countries have implemented sustainable agricultural practices.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This Crash Course video can provide additional context about our use of land and this resource could provide context about the former agricultural revolution mentioned in the video.
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Scientist Notes
The video presents methods for innovative and smart farming to optimize food production. It can inspire students to innovate agricultural solutions to meet the increasing food demand. This is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
      • SL.II.11–12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
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    • This is a great resource! I had my students turn and talk about what their ideal farms would look like. Then we watched the video and answered the question. Finally, they updated their ideal farms based on what they learned and described in detail what problems their farms provide solutions for.
      2 years ago