November 8 is a day to celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Need any ideas for how you can inspire young minds for agricultural science? We’ve got you covered!
- Find activities and lessons on biotechnology, biofuels, water quality, soil and sustainability by visiting the Nourish the Future's (NTF) curriculum page.
- 4-H’s STEM and Agriculture programs cover topics not limited to Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science & Alternative energy, and Plant & Animal Science.
- For younger readers, check out Kansas Corn STEM’s book, “We Grow Corn.” There are additional activities, videos and resources to help with corn-centric hands-on learning.
- Texas Corn Producers also have a collection of Educational Resources to keep K-4 students engaged and learning about the world of agriculture.
- For older students, broaden their horizons in career pathways with a tour of FFA’s Ag Explorer.
- Utilize some corn quick facts and resources from Ohio Corn & Wheat’s Feed the World website.
- Education isn’t just for kids! Life-long learners of any age can find various resources and activities on Iowa Corn’s education landing page.
NCGA believes agriculture is a vital partner in engaging students in STEM concepts in ways that directly and indirectly impact their lives and the lives of farmers. Not only does teaching an ag-based curriculum in the science classroom inspire students to solve real-world science issues, but it also exposes students to pathways in agriculture-related careers.