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Agriculture in the Classroom

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Soybean Germination Necklace

Soybeans are sometimes called the 'magic bean' because they can be used to make many things. Soy products are found in hundreds of items we buy at the grocery store. Students will make their own 'beanie baby' necklace so that they are able to watch their soybeans germinate and grow.

Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd

Time: 45 minutes + 5 minutes each day for 7-10 days

Subjects: Science


  1. Students will understand the value of the soybean.
  2. Students will create a 'beanie baby' necklace that will allow them to watch their soybeans germinate and grow.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazine: Soybean

Supporting Resources: Soybean Fun Facts, Soybean Growth Stages, Soybean Plant Part Labeling

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsKansas Crops Up ClosePlant Growth and Development