4-H Ag in the Classroom

The 4-H Ag in the Classroom Programs

Welcome to the 4-H Virtual Ag in the Classroom Programs takes you on a tour of a very important industries of Texas. Find out why farming is part of your life even if you have never visited a real farm.  Come take a closer look at Agriculture in Texas!!

Curriculum Kits

The Kaufman County AgriLife Extension 4-H Ag in the Classroom Program offers  Curriculum Kits  to teachers FREE of charge. You can check out kits for 2 weeks and teach the lessons yourself or have one of our 4-H Program Assistants come and teach a specific lesson from the kit to you in a 1-hour presentation. Curriculum Kits are all-inclusive and provide teachers with math, science, social studies and English Language Arts lessons. Also included are the materials needed to complete each lesson. All lessons are aligned to the Texas Education Standards. Lessons included with the kits are a compilation of Texas AgriLife Extension 4-H lessons and lessons used by AITC Programs across the Country.

Hatching in the Classroom-  1st and 5th grades

For 22 days your class will be learning about how eggs turn into Chicks!!!  Each day will bring fun and exciting information.  Video’s supporting each day and activities.  We have the virtual google classroom for the class to participate in with live chicks visiting the class after the “hatch” date.  We also check out incubators with 12 eggs for a grade to partner to hatch out in the classroom.  If you would like to receive more information or to sign up for the support materials, please go to the =>   sign up form.

For a closer look at what is available on the Hatching in the Classroom==> click here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

20 Day Plant Program – 1st Grade 

Using pinto seeds, students will be able to view the daily growth of the pinto seed to the 4 leaf plant.  Viewing the process by opening a cup each day to view the growing process.

Objectives:

  1. Students will learn the sequence of seed development.
  2. Students will be able to identify the different parts of a seed and plant.

To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

Pepper Plant – 2nd Grade

Using 4 pepper plants the student will observe 3 needs of a plant – Water, Air, and Sunlight, compared to the pepper plant that will remain as the control plant.

Objectives:

  1. Students will learn the needs of a plant.
  2. Students will be able to identify the different parts of a seed and plant.

To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

Very Hungry Texas Caterpillar – 2nd and 3rd grades

Go on an epic journey of a hungry caterpillar! This version takes a Texas twist on Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and inspects Texas grown commodities, all while students create their own book.  Summary: All about flowering plants from parts of seeds, plants, and flowers to a look at photosynthesis, pollination, fertilization, and uses of plants.  Helps readers understand the basics of flowering plants from seed to flower including photosynthesis, pollination, and seed dispersal.  This book can be made individually by students or used as a classroom copy.  A Google Classroom has been set up with video resources and support materials for each section.   Time to Complete – 3-4 hours.  If you would like to receive more information or to sign up for the support materials please go to the =>   sign up form.

For a closer look at what is available on the Very Hungry Texas Caterpillar==> click here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

Life Cycle of Mealworms – 3rd grade

The mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle. The darkling beetle undergoes complete metamorphosis. Students each receive a mealworm to place in a habitat and take back to their

classroom. They make observations of their mealworm and watch as it progresses from the larva to the pupa and finally the beetle will emerge.

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

Cotton’s Journey – 3rd Grade

Cotton’s Journey is for 3 grade classes.  Through this lesson plan on cotton’s journey, students have an opportunity to look at the life of cotton from seed to the

finished product. They will also learn about the history and get involved in hands on activities related to cotton.

Objectives:

  1. Students will learn the sequence of cotton production and what each step entails.
  2. Students will be able to identify the different parts of a cotton plant.

To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

Oh Say Can You Seed (3 in 1) –  3rd Grade

In agriculture, plants are used as food sources, buffer zones, shade, erosion control, clothes and even fuel. All plants start as a seed, and this lesson takes students from seed parts, germination and plant parts to flower parts, pollination and seed dispersal for regrowth. It’s based on the book Oh Say Can You Seed by Bonnie Worth.

To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here

  • To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

Soils and Textures – 3rd grade

Soil is the foundation of agriculture.  Farmers know that different soils are suitable for different crops, but how do they recognize what type of soil they have?  Texture is an easily recognizable property that informs farmers about how to manage their soils.  In this curriculum students will investigate soil texture and identify the major components of soils.

  • To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

Journey of the Raindrop – 4th grade

Through this lesson, students will become a water molecule (a raindrop) as they journey through the movements of water through the water cycle.  While water does circulate from one point or state to another in the
water cycle, the paths it can take are variable.  This curriculum has 4 activities but the most enjoyable is the game “Journey of the Raindrop.”  This activity can be done in person or virtually.  The in person version you will need to sign up for the materials to be dropped off at your school.

  • This registration is for 4-H Journey of the Raindrop Virtual Program offered by Kaufman County 4-H. Complete the required information below and click “Let’s Get Started” to receive access to the information and educational resources. This is a free educational program provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension through the Kaufman County 4-H Program. At the completion of the program all registered participants will be send a link to complete a program evaluation.

To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here

To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

 

Water Stream Trailer -5thGrade

The lessons of the Water Stream Trailer take a look at identifying the role water plays in erosion and how the amount of water flow can affect erosion.  3 Videos take the class through what is erosion, why rivers do not run straight, and how vegetation protects streams. We have a virtual video format and also a live demonstration where a Stream Trailer is brought to the school for a live demonstration. If you would like to receive more information or to sign up for the support materials.

  • This registration is for 4-H Water Stream Trailer at Virtual Program offered by Kaufman County 4-H. Complete the required information below and click “Let’s Get Started” to receive access to the information and educational resources. This is a free educational program provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension through the Kaufman County 4-H Program. At the completion of the program all registered participants will be send a link to complete a program evaluation.
  • To look at the curriculum kit and the activities included in the kit for teacher’s classrooms => Click Here
    • To sign up enroll your class email Carrie Sharp – 4-H and Youth Development County Agent – cl-sharp@tamu.edu

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