I only recently learned about this quick and easy way to link you kiddos to agriculture. And when I say quick and easy, I mean really easy, which is my favorite kind. 🙂
All you need is a milk jug and Internet access.
The website, www.whereismymilkfrom.com provides a space to enter the number printed on the milk jug, and viola! up pops the exact location your milk was processed! This will work with other dairy products too, like sour cream or yogurt. Anyone in your family picky about milk brands? Try entering numbers from different brands. You might be surprised at the results! In my area milk from Hy-Vee, Walk-Mart, Cameron Mart and Target all come from the same place!
If your kids really get into this project try some less common milk products, like canned milk. These can travel farther and fewer processors package them, so the results can pull up some fun, far off places– like Iowa! 🙂
Leave me a comment, where does your milk come from?
*For teachers: Common Core Standards Language Arts, CCS.ELA.RI.4.3: RI.4.4: RI4.5: RF.4.3 and Next Generation Science Standards: Earth Systems: 5-ESS3-1