Plastic Bottle Irrigated Planter

Use a 2-liter plastic bottle to make a sub-irrigated planter – a great hands-on STEM activity for students to design and build!

Recommended for Grades 6-8.

Let us know if you need lesson plans or supplies to incorporate this activity in your classroom.

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What a Plant Needs Activity

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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Book of the Month: Seed Soil Sun

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

Request a copy of the book to borrow and activity materials here:

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STEM ON THE FARM – Apply Today!

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

Find details & application info here: ww.agfoundation.org/on-the-farm

New IL History Ag Mag

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).

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