To help students understand the history, economics, and science of these crops, we have compiled a list of several lessons and resources.
Take a virtual field trip to learn more about these grains, then check out these corresponding lessons:
Grain Activity Worksheet - Primary (Food and renewable resources)
Grain Activity Worksheet - Intermediate (Compare crops by using a graphic organizer)
Bushels or Bust
Learn how risk affects the price a farmer will receive for his or her corn crop throughout the growing season. Students will learn the science of crop production as well as the economic concepts of supply and demand. They will use their math skills as well. This lesson is one of our most requested. Check it out.
Grain Gallery Walk
Have students view these infographics about Kentucky grains to learn new facts or compare the crops.
Corn - The Amazing Grain
Soy - The Miracle Bean
Wheat - The Scoop on the World's #1 Grain
Students will learn how corn and soybeans are used to make renewable energy at kybiofuels.info. Find lesson plans under teacher resources.
Kentucky Corn Video Playlist
Kentucky Soybean Video Playlist
Power Point Presentations
More Lessons and Resources
Little Red Hen
Busy Barns Farm--Wheat Curriculum
How is Grain Healthy?
What are Grains?
Farm Products Help Me Grow
A Day on the Farm
Amazing Grains Booklet
Corn in the Classroom - Seed or Plant?
Kentucky Corn Coloring Sheet
The Role of Cereals in a Balanced Diet
Find related grain related books at American Farm Bureau Foundation.
Fun with Corn