In this hands-on activity, water beads of different colors represent the things a plant needs to grow and thrive.
Students put one of each color in a baggie with a seed and then watch is sprout!
Recommended for Grades 3-5.
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Seed. Soil. Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Author Chris Peterson describes the process in accurate detail with photos to illustrate.
Recommended for Grades K-5
Plus Check out this video read along!
Contact us for hands-on activities to go with the book, including:
Soil Sammies Edible Soil Sprout House Growing Letters
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Explore real-world applications of science, technology, engineering & math on the farm at the 2019 STEM on the Farm Experiences!
Designed for teachers, community educators and STEM coordinators to discover how learning can intersect with agriculture. The program is FREE + up to $650 in travel expenses reimbursed.
2019 STEM on the Farm Locations:
Kansas City, Kansas – May 1-3, 2019 Syracuse, New York – May 21-23, 2019
Applications Close: Feb. 1, 2019
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Check out the new Illinois History Ag Mag!
Ag Mags are nonfiction reading resources full of factual information and activities in a colorful newspaper style. The new Illinois history edition takes a look at the ways agriculture weaves in to the history of the prairie state.
Order a FREE set for your classroom today! (30 copies per pack).
Take a look at the notable people, places, businesses and inventions that have shaped Illinois’ history with
L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet by Kathy jo Wargin.
Recommended for Grades 2nd-5th.
Plus we have
lessons & activities to go with the book like the Illinois Farm Charm
Request a copy of the book and/or supplies to make the Illinois Farm Charm here: