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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Estimating Grain Game

Storing grain is an important part of the harvesting process. In this lesson, students will gain knowledge in transporting and storing grain safely. They will learn to estimate different commodities in multiple units of measurement.

Suggested Grade Level: 4th – 6th

Time: 25 minutes

Subjects: Math


  1. Students will learn to estimate kernels in ounces and cups.

  2. Students will learn the differences in weight and space of different commodities.

  3. Students will learn how grain is properly stored and transported.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsKansas Crops Up CloseMachines and TechnologyMeasurement and Conversion Tables