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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

January 17 is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin.

"Franklin lived most of his life in the city, yet he had an extensive interest in agriculture and farming. He introduced native American plants to Europe and some European plants to America, advocated a silk industry for the British colonies, printed a number of books on agriculture and botany, suggested implementing crop insurance, and helped educate people in the use of gypsum as a fertilizer." Read more here (PBS site).

January, 2019

January is Wheat Bread Month: Time to Make Bread in a Bag

A Hidden Beauty: Bulbs

It may be cold and dreary outside, but students can grow beautiful flowers indoors from bulbs. Narcissus and amaryllis are the simplest and are usually available this time of year, maybe even on sale. In this lesson students learn about bulbs and construct a model of a plant that grows from a bulb.

Snowball Fight

In this lesson students learn how snow helps crops grow while playing a game using facts and words about snow.

Writing Prompt: Write a newspaper story about a snowball fight.

Let It Snow: The Science of Winter (National Science Foundation)


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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.