Overview

How did one little bean rise so quickly to such importance as an agricultural crop? Discover the answers by watching this Serious Science video and reading the information below. And to take this learning adventure into your classroom, have your teacher download the free Lesson Activity at the bottom of this page so everyone can share in the fun of this inquiry based learning.

Heck, just a few hundred years ago, American farmers weren’t even sure what to do with the odd little bean that came from China. But all of that changed when industry began to discover the many ways that this protein-packed legume could be used as food sources and in making industrial products.

To discover how the little bean escaped from the holds of old-time cargo ships to become a top crop, watch this video. Then consider sharing the learning adventure in your classroom with the companion Lesson Guide. Let the learning voyage begin… Soy-ahoy!

Plus, the educational partner noted below supported the video and lesson content here for all of us to learn from. They also offer other learning opportunities on their website. Educators are encouraged to evaluate and consider their science sources. Click on their logo to discover more!

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