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Kansas Corn STEM
The Kansas Corn STEM program creates and provides science lessons, labs and classroom materials for K-12 educators. As the need to produce more food with less resources grows, it is important that future generations have a better understanding of agriculture and career opportunities in agriculture. That’s why the Kansas Corn STEM program provides lessons to teach science through the lens of corn. All lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards, provide instructions to teach about agriculture easily and bring a greater awareness of the connection between science and agriculture.
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TEACH-FLEX Resources for Classroom or Remote Learning Now Available!
Teachers: Many of our lessons can be used for both classroom and remote learning. Several of our K-5 lessons and all of the 42 continuous learning at-home lessons our Kansas teacher team developed for the spring 2020 school shutdown are now TEACH-FLEX lessons!TEACH-FLEX Classroom/Remote Lessons
About Kansas Corn STEM
Investing in Kansas teachers and students is a priority for the Kansas Corn Commission. We are committed to providing materials and training to support STEM education while fostering an understanding of how corn farming and agriculture fit into our daily lives. Professional development workshops are offered to teachers seeking to expand their knowledge and inquiry-based teaching skills. Teachers can also request free teaching materials.Request Materials Professional Development
KS Corn STEM
- Dennis Eickhoff, Bergman Elementary School
The ready-made lessons allowed me to enhance my curriculum in agriculture. I now have the knowledge and confidence to further engage my students in hands-on, inquiry-based lessons using corn as a model.
- Jandee Kruse, William Allen White Elementary School
The Kansas Corn STEM resources have helped to bring reality to the classroom for a hands on approach to learning. It offers teachers a way to incorporate agriculture in a cost efficient way and with lessons that are inquiry based and ignite wonder!
- Lacie Fair, Newton High School
Kansas Corn STEM resources have allowed me to see the direct connections between my classroom content and almost every aspect of production agriculture. My students engagement is amazing with the real world, hands on experiences, these labs and activities provide!