AITC In Action Lesson Plans
Each of these lessons includes a lesson plan, SC State Learning Standards and any additional worksheets or materials required for the lesson.
- Honey Bees (Grades 3-5)
Purpose: Students will identify the parts of a honey bee, the stages of its life cycle, and its role in pollination.
- Bean Seed Cycle (Grades K-2)
Purpose: This lesson introduces students to how soybeans are grown by farmers, teaches seed anatomy through a seed dissection activity, and illustrates the germination of the soybean plant.
- Nuts About Peanuts (Grades 3-5)
Purpose: Students label the parts of a peanut plant on a diagram, follow step-by-step instructions to plant a peanut, and use a chart to record the growth of peanut plants.
- Fruit and Vegetable Bingo (Grades K-2)
Purpose: Students will recognize the names of different fruits and vegetables and understand why they are important.
- Caring for the Land (Grades 3-5)
Purpose: Students will explain why people have different opinions regarding soil management and identify cause and effect relationships relating to agriculture and the environment.
- Eggology (Grades K-2)
Purpose: Students will identify how the basic needs of a growing chick are met during egg incubation. Activities include identifying and diagramming the parts of an egg and hatching eggs in class.
- Give Me Five (Grades 3-5)
Purpose: Students learn about the five food groups and what state-grown foods fit into each group. This lesson makes a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
- Who Grew My Soup (K-2)
Purpose: Students will identify the source of the food they eat and investigate the processes and people involved in getting food from the farm to their spoon.
- Source Search (K-5)
Purpose: In this lesson students will learn that agriculture provides nearly all of the products we rely on in any given day by participating in a relay where they match an everyday item with its "source."