Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Tomatoes Farm to Table

The life cycle of a tomato from a seed to the plate requires labor, energy and many materials. This process is similar to many foods that we eat everyday. Through this lesson, students will understand the ins and outs of tomato production, from the garden to the plate.

Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 5th

Time: 50 minutes

Subjects: Life Science, Measurement & Data, Energy

Objectives:

  1. Create a food/energy sequencing model.
  2. Identify the different forms of energy.
  3. Discuss how energy changes forms throughout food processing.