After-school programs and summer camps are equipped with hands-on activities that encourage active learning for youth through the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom Camp & Club Kits. All resources align to Nebraska State Education Content Standards and can be customized for your program.  Contact Brooke Tempel, education specialist, at brooket@nefb.org or (402) 890-3857 with questions about the kits.


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Kit Level: 4th-6th Grade
Students investigate population growth in the world and develop a plan to grow more food on a shrinking amount of soil through STEM concepts.

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Lesson One: Our World & Soil

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Lesson Two: Caring for the Earth

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Lesson Three: Traits

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Lesson Four: Choices

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Lesson Five: Germination and Seeds

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Lesson Six: Pollination

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Lesson Seven: Corn Plastic

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Lesson Eight: Final Project

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Kit Level: K-2 Grade
Students explore the five food groups and what state-grown foods fit into each group. This club makes a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Lesson One: Food Groups

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Lesson Two: Fruit

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Lesson Three: Vegetables

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Lesson Four: Grains

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Lesson Five: Protein

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Lesson Six: Dairy

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Lesson Seven: Healthy Living

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Lesson Eight: Give Me Five Review

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Kit Level: K-2 Grade
Students learn eight stories that feature Nebraska-grown products and where those products come from. The eight stories featured relate to Nebraska grown crops and livestock including apples, butter, ice cream, cake, pizza, peanut butter and jelly, vegetable soup, and popcorn. An engaging supplement for any elementary classroom or club.

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Lesson 1: How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?

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Lesson 2: Ice Cream, the Full Scoop

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Lesson 3: The Little Red Hen an Old Fable

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Lesson 4: PB & J Hooray!

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Lesson 5: Who Grew My Soup?

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Lesson 6: The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)

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Lesson 7: How to Grow an Apple Pie

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Lesson 8: Popcorn Country: The Story of America’s Favorite Snack

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