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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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From Eyes to Fries

The lesson will give the students a view of where their french fries come from. They will plant a seed potato, measure, and record its growth over ten days.

Suggested Grade Level: 4th

Time: 45 minutes + 5 minutes per day for 10 days

Subjects: Science, Language Arts


  1. Students will learn how plants grow from tubers.

  2. Students will list products made from potatoes based on research and background information in required reading.

  3. Students will learn the process from seed potato (tuber) to french fry.

  4. Students will record the growth of their potato plant.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Plant Growth and DevelopmentPlants on the Plate