Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Wheat Week has decided to move online for the 2020-2021 school year.
Your Wheat Week Educators have been working hard all summer figuring out how to best serve you and your students with Wheat Week in a virtual format.
We will be offering some of the hands-on components as a "kit" to give to your students. Students can learn at home on their own with instructional videos or you can guide them through the instruction. You will order "kits" from your local Wheat Week Educator.
We know teaching virtually is not ideal, but we're all doing the best we can. Try Virtual Wheat Week this year and see how much you and your students like it!
Click below to register for Virtual Wheat Week:
Wheat Week Lessons
Day 1: What is Wheat?
Students explore the wheat plant as a system of parts. Discuss implication of inputs and outputs to the system and how that affects the plant. Learn what makes wheat grow as they create their own wheat terrariums to observe throughout the week.
Day 2: Water in our World
Explore the water cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, condensation and collection through classroom participation. Students model the water cycle as they play a game and travel to various locations as a drop of water.
Day 3: Amazing Soils
Differentiate between the three soil textures (sand, silt and clay) based on particle size and permeability through a hands-on demonstration. Discover how soil is made. Discuss the properties of soil and their importance to farmers and community members.
Day 4: Wheat DNA
Learn about the important contributions Norman Borlaug had on feeding the world in the 1970's. Students explore wheat classes, plant breeding, and DNA through a wheat germ DNA extraction experiment.
Day 5: Wheat Energy
Discover the importance of renewable and non-renewable energy. Learn about solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Students thresh a wheat plant to discover its energy source for humans and how it is transferred to us.