All activities in this section focus on plants. Learn about plants and their parts, plant-based products and crop plant by-products.
Students explore the needs of plants by planting seeds in clear balloons.
Students discover different types of beans and seeds while creating a mosaic.
Students make packing peanuts from corn that is water soluble and biodegradable.
Students use cornstarch to make biodegradable plastic.
Students study the forces that affect soybeans with a physics activity.
COLORED RICE MOSAIC
Students create beautiful mosaics using dyed rice.
Students learn house to make cornhusks.
CORN HUSK DOLLS
Students build cornhusk dolls like Native Americans.
COTTON PICKIN’ SCIENCE
Students break apart cotton bolls and record observations.
Students learn that turf grass is a part of agriculture too by becoming sod farmers. Students plant their own plots of grass.
A Treemendous Activity
Students learn more about what it takes to raise a tree.
Students recycle newspaper by turning it into plantable greeting cards.
HOMEMADE BUBBLES 2
Students make bubbles with plant and animal products.
Nature Journal Walk
Students will make notebooks to both hold materials they find and record their observations on nature walks.
Students create necklaces and study the science of plant growth.
Students compete to see whose seeds will be the first to sprout.
MAKE A FLOWER PRESS
Students recycle cardboard by creating flower presses.
MAKE YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE
Students of all ages enjoy building simple growing centers.
MAKE YOUR OWN GUMDROPS
Students use flavored gelatin to make gummy treats.
Students do a scientific experiment examining the strength of soybeans.
Students do a scientific experiment examining the properties of solids and liquids.
PEANUTTY PLAY DOUGH
Students create edible sculptures with a quick and easy recipe.
PETE THE POTATO
Students use their imaginations by creating potato people, learning about seeds at the same time.
Students will create a foldable, identifying the parts of a plant.
PLANT PART MOSAIC
Students discover different types of plants while creating a mosaic.
PRESSED FLOWER BOOKMARK
Students design their own bookmarks.
PUMPKIN PATCH PIE
Students make pumpkin pies in zip top bags.
Students discover how pumpkins grow using a special pattern.
RECYCLED SEED POTS
Students plant seeds and recycle at the same time.
SECRETS OF SEEDS
Students dissect corn and bean seeds.
SEEDS FOR THOUGHT
Students determine how the depth of planting affects germination.
Soil to plant
Students will create a chain, representing the steps in food product production.
Students learn about seed growth using clear plastic gloves.
Students do a scientific experiment to determine if soybeans float.
Students make rock candy with a simple recipe.
Earth as an apple
This demonstration will show just how important land and water are to everyone and agriculture.
THE BEAN BOOK
Students create books based on seed structure with a special pattern.