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Agriculture in the Classroom

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Poptastic Grain Sorghum

Students will have the opportunity to learn about grain sorghum and have a tasty treat when they are done. This lesson demonstrates that grain sorghum has more uses than just livestock feed and grain flour food items. It can also be popped.

Suggested Grade Level: 2nd – 6th

Time: 30 minutes

Subjects: Science, Math


  1. Students will hypothesize the outcome of popping grain sorghum.

  2. Students will compare and contrast popped grain sorghum with regular popcorn.

  3. Students will apply and understand the real-world use of fractions.

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