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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Wheat Germination Necklace

Wheat is the number three commodity crop in Kansas but we are known for being the 'Wheat State.' Wheat products are found in hundreds of items we buy at the grocery store. Students will make their own 'kernel kid' necklace so that they are able to watch their wheat germinate and grow.

Suggested Grade Level: 4th – 5th

Time: 50 minutes + 5 minutes each day for 7 – 10 days

Subjects: Science


  1. Students will understand the value of the wheat kernel.
  2. Students will create a 'kernel kid' necklace that will allow them to watch their wheat germinate and grow.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazine: Wheat

Supporting Resources: Wheat Fun Facts, Wheat Growth Stages, Wheat Plant Part Labeling, Terra Nova Wheat News

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsKansas Crops Up ClosePlant Growth and DevelopmentPlants on the PlateMachines and Technology