DIY Bioplastic for Students Grades 3-5

What can you do with corn starch, corn oil and little water? Make bioplastic – of course! Our National Agriculture in the Classroom network is working to provide e-learning resources that students can easily complete at home to get a glimpse into the exciting and diverse world of agriculture. I thought that my daughters, 10 and 8, would be perfect people to try out one of these e-learning activities.

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Soup-er Lesson for Students Grades 3-5

Do your students know where their food is grown? How about what vegetables are found in their soup? This engaging lesson helps students identify the source of the food they eat and investigate the processes and people involved in getting food from the farm to their spoon.

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Newly Created HyperDocs Will Engage Your eLearners

We’ve taken our online resources and neatly packaged them into engaging HyperDocs for your students. One document is all you’ll need to guide your students on an educational journey to learn more about one specific subject!

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Greenhouse Challenge

Make the most of your time stuck at home…learn a new skill! Join our challenge & grow your own food! Yep. You got this! You can grow anything you want – I have lettuce, kale and spinach seeds to share – since these things like cool weather and grow fast. And we want you to share with us what you are doing! Your kids can LEARN, have FUN and GROW FOOD at the same time.

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Baby Chicks

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, according to my kids…’Mom! We get the eggs from a chicken, duh.’ I guess they might not be that into philosophy, but they sure are into baby chicks! Spring is synonymous to tiny chirps coming from tiny fluffy chicks in a tub in our kitchen. We have had baby chicks in our house every year for the past seven years, so for my kids it truly is part of every spring.

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Books in the Barn

We love to read and we love agriculture! Let’s enjoy some children’s books about agriculture together.

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From Seed to Seed Lesson

Kids usually know that seeds grow into plants, but do they know where the seeds come from? This Sunflower Life Cycle Lesson helps introduce students to the growth and the development of seeds.

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A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Have you ever wondered what a day is like for a pig farmer? Well, I am going to share with you what our daily life is like at our farm, which is located in Martin County, Minnesota.

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Take a Field Trip, Virtually!

When it’s physically impossible to visit a farm or agricultural site, you can take a virtual field trip! Our Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom program has enjoyed connecting classrooms of students with Minnesota farms and farmers.

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