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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom




Learning Activities

The Nightshades: Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peppers
All about the vegetables in the nightshade family.
Powerful Potato
The student will observe the growth process of a potato.
A Priceless Collection
Students will read a dramatic story about the Russian plant breeder, Nikolai I. Vavilov, who faced starvation during World War II to protect a valuable collection of seed potatoes and other seed crops. Students will learn about present-day seed banks and their importance in maintaining and improving crops. Students will experiment with seed germination and record their observations.

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