When I was a kid, there was a well-known local commercial that said, “There’s more than corn in Indiana!” to which my family would reply, “Yep. There’s soybeans, too!”
There are lots of soybeans grown in Indiana, and all over the midwest — but why? What do we use soybeans for anyway? That’s what we’re going to explore in this month’s agriculture homeschool lesson.
The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages.
An Amazing Bean! A Homeschool Lesson About Soybeans
Download Lesson (pdf)
Here are some other fun soybean activities:
Pod to Plate – lessons that cover several different subject areas!
Soybeans: An A to Z Book by Susan Anderson
Soybeans in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson
Why the Brown Bean Was Blue by Susan M. Pankey
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo
Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, The Chicken or The Egg!