With recent events closing schools for extended periods, JCFB wishes to provide free resources to parents, educators & caregivers. We will post a topic for exploration here and via Facebook on Tuesday and Thursday each week beginning

March 17, 2020. 

Activities will provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities and lessons that are easily used for K-5th grade.

Any supplies for the lessons and activities are available to Jasper County residents and those who attend school in Jasper County for FREE upon request. Open requests will be announced via our Facebook page! If you don't have Facebook and want notification of open requests please email us  jasper.county@ifbf.org

If you are looking for adaptations to other grades, let us know!

Activity: Create the Bee Life Cycle

Follow this link for instructions on how to create your own cut-out bee life cycle!

Free Reader: Pollinator Ag Mag

Read about pollination in agriculture. Learn about ways you can help our pollinators.

Activity: Caterpillar 2 Butterfly Craft

Create this simple STEM craft with your students using those empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls!

Pollinator Video

View this short video with your students to learn about pollination. See how a flower multiplies.

Activity: Eggology for Kids K-5

Explore the parts of an egg. Conduct a science experiment with an egg and food coloring!

Free Book: My Family's Egg Farm

Read about an Iowa family and their egg farm. Written from the perspective of a child, great for all ages! Click the arrow below.

Activity: Make an Activity Wheel

Printable activity has students cut pictures of the chick as it develops and create a development wheel.

Virtual Field Trip

View the replay of our recent Chickens Live! virtual field trip our Facebook page (link on arrow)  to an Iowa farm to explore chickens! If you watch the video and have questions, comment in the video and use #replay after your comment!

Activity: Create a Bean Book

Free printable. Create a bean book to explore the life cycle of a seed.

Free Book: My Family's Soybean Farm

Meet Isaac and Alexander, who raise soybeans, corn, alfalfa, and pigs with their family in Iowa. Learn how family farmers raise soybeans as they take you on a tour of their family's farm.

Activity: Online Games

Follow the link to My American Farm games. Play The Great Seed Search from your own computer/tablet.

Virtual Field Trip

Join Jasper County Farmers Wade and Shannon Boehm as they take us on a virtual field trip from their tractor cab! 3pm on 4/22 via Facebook link below.

Activity: Beef Cattle Memory Game 

Printable memory game for students to learn about cattle.

Free Book: My Family's Beef Farm

Read about an Iowa family and their cattle farm. Written from the perspective of a child, great for all ages! Click the arrow below.

Activity: Color By Number Worksheet

Printable color by number worksheet for elementary aged students.

Virtual Field Trip

Thrusday, April 2nd!

Join us Thursday at 2pm via our Facebook page (link on arrow) for a virtual field trip to an Iowa farm to explore their Black Hereford cattle. Great chance for students to ask questions live! 

Activity: Cover Crop Monsters 

Use these quick 10 minute activities for students K-5! Click the arrow below for the activity directions. Need free supplies? Email us-we will ship free! Video of the lesson available on our Facebook page 3/24 at 2pm.

Free Reader: Ag Today-Natural Resource

Explore what a watershed is and about Iowa's natural resources. Geard toward 4th grade, adaptable for younger & older students. Read for free using the link below. Want a paper copy?Email us!

Activity: Wad-a-Watershed

5-10 minute activity with markers and paper to introduce watersheds. Online video explanation 3/24 at 2pm via Facebook!

Virtual Field Trip

Thrusday, March 26th!

Join us Thursday at 2pm via our Facebook page (link on arrow) for a virtual field trip to an Iowa farm to explore conservation & land forms. Great chance for students to ask questions live! 

STEM: Build a Pig Barn

Use pasta noodles and marshmallows to create your own pig barn! Click the arrow below for the lesson. Need free supplies? Email us! Video of the lesson available on our Facebook page 3/17 at 2pm.

Free Book: My Family's Pig Farm

Read about an Iowa family and their pig farm. Written from the perspective of a child, great for all ages! Click the arrow below.

What is Biosecurity? In-home quick lesson

On Thursday 3/19 we will provide a biosecurity activity great for young students(ideally grades 3-5). Activity via arrow below. Will be explained in Facebook live event & tour.

Virtual Field Trip

Thrusday, March 19th!

Join us Thursday at 2pm via our Facebook page (link on arrow) for a virtual field trip to a pig barn. Great chance for students to ask questions live! 

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