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Agriculture in the Classroom

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Soybean Science

Soybeans are an important source of oil and is used in hundreds of products we use everyday. Soybean oil is widely used in cooking oil, bio-diesel fuel, crayons and printing ink. In this lesson, students will learn how to extract oil from soybeans.

Suggested Grade Level: 4th

Time: 30 minutes + overnight

Subjects: Science


  1. Students will learn how to extract oil from soybeans.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazine: Soybean

Supporting Resources: Soybean Fun FactsSoybean Growth StagesSoybean Plant Part Labeling

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsKansas Crops Up ClosePlant-based Renewable Resources