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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Tomatoes Farm To Table

Lesson Plan
The life cycle of a tomato from a seed to the plate requires labor, energy and many materials. This process is similar to many foods that we eat everyday. Through this lesson, students will understand the ins and outs of tomato production, from the garden to the plate.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


50 minutes


Life Science, Measurement & Data, Energy


  1. Create a food/energy sequencing model.
  2. Identify the different forms of energy.
  3. Discuss how energy changes forms throughout food processing.
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