Good Day Educators:
Below are a few links that may help get you started. You might also find more helpful materials by clicking on the Youth Education links for K-12 on the main Growing in Agronomy page.
Fast Plants: University of Wisconsin
Join thousands of teachers worldwide who use Fast Plants® to bring science alive in their classrooms!
Kids and Teachers: North Dakota Wheat Commission
Teaching kids about wheat, whole grains and wheat-foods can actually be fun.
History of Wheat:
Kidipede is a history site for children in fifth grade to eighth grade. Kidipede helps children do research for their reports, understand their homework, and grow up to be informed citizens. (5th-8th Grade)
RMI For Kids: Rocky Mountain Institute
Allows kids and teachers to learn about different subjects, such as energy and water.
Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom: Exploring Kansas Natural Resources is targeted towards the 5th grade level with K-8 applications.
K-12 Teaching Resources and Activities: Hands-on, exploratory learning activities based on methods of scientific inquiry will encourage interest in science, soil, engineering, agriculture, and natural resources.
Willie and the Beanstalk Contest: Willie and the Beanstalk is a contest is open to high school, middle school, 4-H, and/or FFA teams interested in the scientific principles surrounding plant growth. The challenge involves trying to grow the largest soybean plant in a 47-day time span and documenting this effort.
Soil Science Society of America: The SSSA provides educator resources on its website and informational videos on its YouTube channel.
♦ Soil and Clean Water (English - Español)
♦ Soil and Human Health (English - Español)
♦ Soil and Food Security (English - Español)