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Third Grade, “It’s an Earful”

3rd Grade: Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Presentation

Children make a connection between agriculture and science and learn about corn products as they dissect corn kernels and construct a corn stalk from paper.

Ag in the Classroom presentations are delivered by volunteers in February. Find out more.

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Supplemental Resources

Basics

Background Information

  • Corn Ag Mag – download or request a set from DeKalb County Farm Bureau
  • Corn Fact Sheet – important facts and a list of corn uses
  • What can we get from an acre of corn? – products from an acre of DeKalb County field corn
  • A Tale of Two Corns – fact sheet detailing the differences between field corn and sweet corn
  • A Tale of Two Corns – video explaining differences between field corn and sweet corn

Worksheets

Resource Kits (available from DeKalb County Farm Bureau)

  • Corn Literacy Kit – a wealth of books and resources about corn
  • Adventures Around the Farm – lessons and materials to teach about farming
  • DeKalb County Agriculture – a kit focusing on farms and communities in our county

Lessons & Activities online

Books in your school library (donated to elementary schools in DeKalb County)

  • Biofuels by David & Patricia Armentrout
  • Corn by Elaine Landau
  • Corn by Gail Gibbons
  • Corn by Margaret Hall
  • Corn: An A to Z Book by Susan Anderson & JoAnne Buggey
  • *Corn in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson & JoAnne Buggey
  • *Corn Belt Harvest by Raymond Bial
  • From Kernel to Corncob by Ellen Weiss

*Also available from Farm Bureau in sets for guided reading.

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