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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Packing Peanuts

Engage students in a quick and simple activity using a product that can be made from either renewable or non-renewable resources—packing peanuts. This kit contains enough petroleum-based, Styrofoam packing peanuts and corn-based, biodegradable packing peanuts to complete five demonstrations showing how one dissolves in water and the other does not. Order this kit online from

Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
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