Student raising his hand

Last week, Justin Jacobs with the North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center visited with Mrs. Jacob’s kindergarten class to teach them about plants.  The students learned how a seed grows roots and then leaves, and about the process of photosynthesis (and how to pronounce photosynthesis!).  Mr. Jacobs went over various plants that grow locally in North Dakota, including wheat, barley, oat, rye, sunflower, canola, soybean, flax, corn, dry pea, chickpea, and lentil.  He explained what each plant could be used for.  The students passed around containers of seeds, letting them see them up close and enjoyed shaking the containers to hear what the seeds sounded like.  At the end, Mr. Jacobs asked the students what their favorite seed was, and the overall favorite was the durum wheat because it could be turned into macaroni noodles.  The flax was a close second.  Thank you Mr. Jacobs for visiting!