Resources


For Teachers
Discover the Powerful Peanut is a collection of 12 easy to implement 3rd to 5th grade activities that explore peanuts and peanut production. Our peanut farmer experts pooled their knowledge, creativity and resources to bring you twelve 15 to 45 minute peanut learning activities that are sure to engage your students in though-provoking and fun ways.

Here's a look:

Math

POUNDS OF PEANUTS—30 minutes
How many pounds of peanuts could you grow on your imaginary farm?

WONDERFUL WATER—30 minutes
How much water does it take to grow peanuts?

GROWING AMERICA—30 minutes
How many peanuts are produced in your state?

Science

ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES—30 minutes
What is an allergic reaction? How can I help my friends with food allergies?

A NUTTY LIFE—30 minutes
How do peanuts grow?

DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS—15 minutes
What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?

Social Science

PEANUT BUTTER CAPER—15 minutes
Who invented peanut butter?

WHERE IN THE WORLD?—30 minutes
Where are peanuts grown around the world?

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER—45 minutes
What positive impact did George Washington Carver have on America?

English Language Arts

PEANUT BUTTER POSITIVITY—45 minutes
How can I create a service project to help feed the hungry with peanut butter?

PEANUT FAMILIES—30 minutes
What’s it like to grow up on a peanut farm?

PEANUT CLASSIFICATION—45 minutes
What’s the difference in a legume, a drupe and a tree nut?

Teacher Kits
Teacher's kits for grades K-2 and 3-5 are available from the Georgia Peanut Commission's Education Services Department at P.O. Box 967, Tifton, GA 31793. These kits are free of charge and contain information about the history of peanuts, nutrition information, ideas for teaching, recipes, activities and songs. To request a hard copy of the teacher kits please email, info@gapeanuts.com.

The Teacher kits are also available to download here as a pdf document.
Download K - 2nd Grade Teacher kit
Download 3rd - 5th Grade Teacher kit

Links

National Peanut Board
www.nationalpeanutboard.org
www.preventpeanutallergies.org
www.peanutallergyfacts.org
www.peanutvision.org

American Peanut Council
www.peanutsusa.com

Southern Peanut Growers
www.peanutbutterlovers.com

The Peanut Institute

www.peanut-institute.com

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Fight Adult On-set Diabetes
Peanut Butter Nutrient Analysis
The Skinny on Fat
TransFats
How a PB&J Stacks Up