Kit Contains Over
Teacher Preparation Video
and Interactive CD-Rom
50 Different Items!
“I appreciate being able to involve the students
in hands-on real chemistry. These units of study have made the states
of matter and chemical change real to my students. The glue tests are
an excellent experience in thinking like a scientist, The students named
Soybean Science as their favorite learning activity this year!”
fundamentals of science
with a Soybean Science Kit!
No doubt about it. It's unlike any curriculum you've ever used. The Soybean Science
Kit is an engaging, interesting hands-on approach that teaches 4th to 9th graders the
physical properties of polymers and oil, while instilling an appreciation for the use
of biological, renewable resources in industrial manufacturing. Biotechnology is also
covered, as students learn about the structure of DNA and gain a better understanding
of this building block for all forms of life.
Developed by Purdue University researchers and public school teachers, the Soybean
Science Kit has been helping teachers meet Science Proficiencies--particularly the
fourth and fifth grade interdisciplinary curriculum--for almost ten years. In fact,
each lesson in the kit is aligned to National
Science Education Standards and the Indiana Academic Standards.
You can find the Soybean Science Kits in over 5,000 classrooms spanning 29 states.
The kit is a serious educational tool that contains a well-organized lesson manual and
everything necessary for 30 students to participate in 21
interactive experiments and
labs (with the exception of a very few common household materials). Plus, to assure
that you can use your kit year after year, a refill order program is available.
- Show that science and engineering can be fun and enjoyable, as well as educational.
- Increase awareness about using renewable natural resources, such as soybeans, for making industrial products.
- Teach and demonstrate fundamental principles of science (chemistry, biology and engineering).
- Demonstrate the concept that agriculture is the business of generating raw materials for industry.