Solving the Beef

Solving the Beef

Competitive Game for Ages 12+



This competitive game encourages players to think broadly, innovatively, and creatively about sustainable beef production. This is a game of divergent and innovative thinking, with a bit of luck. Click the link below to get started.

Needed: at least two players, a printer, scissors, and a timer.


Rules and Game Cards



Watch this video for a preview of Solving the Beef.



Solving the Beef is aligned with the following NGSS Performance Expectation and Dimensions.  


Performance Expectation:

HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, and reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.


Science and Engineering Practices:

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


Crosscutting Concepts:

Systems and System Models


Funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program, Grant #2019-69012-29853.