Purple Plow is a free STEM education platform that engages students in creating solutions for real-world, complex issues related to agriculture. Free resources provided for facilitators, students and volunteers are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts.
Purple Plow is a great fit for individuals and groups in middle school and high school. It’s perfect for maker spaces, after school programs, in-school lessons, 4-H clubs, library learning, Scout troops and more!
Purple Plow Challenge contests run bi-yearly. Students can compete in the current Challenge contest to win prizes. If you’re short on time, check out the puzzlers for short, hands-on activities designed to sharpen critical and creative thinking.
The top three entries will win a 3D printer and a $100 Visa gift card! Also, super-cool medals and Purple Plow socks will be awarded to all of the winning team members.
People around the world consume beef, in particular in the United States. Every day, cattle ranching families are trying to raise a healthy and safe product, while at the same time, maintaining a profitable business and being stewards of natural resources, like water and soil. How will you construct a model of a cattle ranch that addresses these concerns?
West Central Middle School Library Makerspace
Educator: DaNann Kistler
Team Erosion, No Eroding
Port Orange, FL
Educator: Priya Muthukumaravelu
Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School
Educator: Aaron Mickelson