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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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The Secret Life Of A French Fry

Many people do not fully understand where their food comes from. In addition, many do not know that one out of every four people is employed in production agriculture or in an agriculture-related business. This lesson makes the connection between how food is produced and agriculture.

Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 4th

Time: 45 minutes

Subjects: Science


  1. Students will make the connection between where food comes from and agriculture.

  2. Students will learn how to make a french fry from beginning to end.

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Specialty Crops in KansasPlant Growth and DevelopmentMachines and TechnologyPlants on the PlateCareers in Agriculture