Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than just a little competition. During our visit with the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm, we start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries and we finish with a few surprises. For example, Cogdell Berry Farm uses laser beams to help sort their blueberries. And this is the type of technology that’s made Georgia one of the most productive blueberry states in the country. We’re only sorry you can’t taste this video. These blueberries are delicious!

Cogdell Berry Farm

Cogdell Berry Farm

Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than just a little competition. During our visit with the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm, we start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries and we finish with a few surprises. For example, Cogdell Berry Farm uses laser beams to help sort their blueberries. And this is the type of technology that’s made Georgia one of the most productive blueberry states in the country. We’re only sorry you can’t taste this video. These blueberries are delicious!

Science

S2L1.c

Construct an explanation of an animal's role in dispersing seeds or in the pollination of plants.

S4E4

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to predict weather events and infer weather patterns using weather charts/maps and collected weather data.

S4P1

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the nature of light and how light interacts with objects.

S6E4

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how the sun, land, and water affect climate and weather.

S7L4.c

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for how resource availability, disease, climate, and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems.

SB2.c

Ask questions to gather and communicate information about the use and ethical considerations of biotechnology in forensics, medicine, and agriculture.

SES5.d

Analyze and interpret data to show how temperature and precipitation produce the pattern of climate regions (zones) on Earth.

SEV4.a

Construct and revise a claim based on evidence on the effects of human activities on natural resources.

  • Human Activities
    • Agriculture
    • Forestry
    • Ranching
    • Mining
    • Urbanization
    • Fishing
    • Water use
    • Pollution
    • Desalination
    • Waste water treatment
  • Natural Resources
    • Land
    • Water
    • Air
    • Organisms
SP4.e

Plan and carry out investigations to describe common features of light in terms of color, polarization, spectral composition, and wave speed in transparent media.

  • Analyze experimentally and mathematically aspects of reflection and refraction of light waves and describe the results using optical ray diagrams.
  • Perform calculations related to reflections from plane surfaces and focusing using thin lenses.

1. If machines and computers do much of the blueberry sorting, what benefits does this bring to a farm?

2. Why does the number of employees on the farm fluctuate over the course of a year? Is this a good or bad thing? Why or why not?

3. But farms are run by machines, aren't they? Why do we need things like the FFA and agricultural education?

Acre: a measure of land area in the U.S. and Britain that equals 4,840 square yards

Laser: a device that produces a narrow and powerful beam of light that has many special uses in medicine, industry, etc

Antioxidant: a substance that is added to food and other products to prevent harmful chemical reactions in which oxygen is combined with other substances

Climate: a region with particular weather patterns or conditions

Pollination: giving (a plant) pollen from another plant of the same kind so that seeds will be produced

FFA: (Future Farmers of America) a youth organization which promotes and supports agricultural education