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Multidisciplinary AGricultural Integrated Curriculum kits bring agriculture to life in your classroom! (grades 4-8)
Dairy Magic Kit
Students can perform hands-on experiments making cottage cheese, yogurt, and ice cream while solving logic puzzles, exploring history, and current ag issues. Discover dairy with this Multidisciplinary Agricultural Integrated Curriculum Kit .
Insect Magic Kit
Capture students’ interest as they study butterflies, grasshoppers, honeybees, and boll weevils while honing skills across four subject areas. Bring ag topics to life with this Multidisciplinary Agricultural Integrated Curriculum Kit.
Machines Magic Kit
Learn the history of farm machinery & the impact of modern farming techniques. Hands-on exercises identify simple machines within machinery parts & estimate farm costs. Check out this Multidisciplinary Agricultural Integrated Curriculum Kit.
Soil Magic Kit
Conduct experiments on soil pH, soil profiles and components, and crop rotation! Learn the unique history of our state and its valuable resource, soil. Unearth soil with this Multidisciplinary Agricultural Integrated Curriculum Kit
Extensive thematic kits for grades PreK-3
The Wheat We Eat
Instantly engage your students as they examine and dissect a stalk of wheat and grind their own wheat kernels. Books, a DVD, vocabulary cards and a bundle of wheat accompany a binder packed with lessons and activities in this kit.
Adventures Around the Farm
The lessons and materials in this kit will help students understand what a farm is, what farmers do, and what comes from farms. They will also learn that there are many different kinds of farms. Students will follow food from farm to the store. Through this kit, students discover that we all depend on agriculture every day of our lives.
Take a look at a slice of agriculture–a pizza slice. Through books & videos, see how the ingredients on your pizza begin on farms, are processed, distributed, and made into a delicious meal. Explore “Planet Pizza” and visit a real “pizza farm!”
Unravel the mysteries of the fibers that make up our clothing and a multitude of other items we use daily. Through hands-on activities, books, a video, and fiber samples, discover the origins of many natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and silk.
AG MAGS & READERS
Help your students practice their informational reading skills! The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. These thematic readers contain ag facts, engaging images, activity ideas, and each topic spotlights related agricultural careers. Contact our office for packs of 30 ag mags. Click on the links below to use the interactive online versions.
Every Seed Grows into Something Amazing
To borrow one of our kits or to get paper copies of the Ag Mag please contact:
Donna Zwilling, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator
Richland County Farm Bureau