Natural Science Activities

These lessons incorporate audio-video oral histories of Illinois agriculture into activities about animals, plants, and soils, each in its own book section.

Haying on Sweet Farm, 1895Haying on Sweet Farm, 1895

The lesson below deals with soil science in 30 one-page activities from Purdue University. Also find and watch ISM interview clips of Ed Runge as he talks about soil types for agriculture and the origins of Illinois topsoils.

LessonPlan-soils-Purdue.pdf499.5 KB
Animal Activities

This section of Natural Science Lesson Plans contains activities about animals in agriculture.

 Insect Pests

Plant Activities

This section of the natural science lesson plans contains activities about plants in agriculture.