The first wild vine beans were found in Central and South America. There are now thousands of varieties grown around the world. Beans are one of the most important and versatile crops and found in recipes all over the world. Beans provide more proteins that any other plant. They also provide calcium for bones and magnesium for the heart. In the food pyramid beans are often grouped in with poultry and meat as part of the protein-based food group. That's because beans are a great substitute for meat in a vegetarian diet. They can also be part of the fruit grouping because beans are fruit.

Agriculture is another word for farming. Agriculture includes harvesting crops and raising animals for livestock. Agriculture provides the food and raw materials that we need to survive. Agriculture is the heart of our daily life and vital to the economy and to our community. Farming cannot exist without farmers producing high-quality safe foods for us to eat.

The variety within and between all species of plants, animals and microorganisms and the ecosystems where they live and interact is biodiversity. The diversity of species is not evenly distributed throughout the planet because life depends on factors like temperature, altitude, and the presence of other species. We can prove this because tropical regions support more life than polar regions. Biodiversity is important to sustaining life on earth because it prevents anyone species from throwing the balance of nature out of order. Humans affect biodiversity through habitat destruction, overkill, introduced species and overpopulation affecting lifespan. How do humans affect biodiversity? Humans affect biodiversity through habitat destruction, overkill, introduced species and overpopulation.

BEAN Themed Games

Story: Native American Legend about corn and beans

Agricultural literacy grades 3-5 growing beans/reading/entire lesson plans

Growing Pinto Beans Science Fair (entire project plan)

Step by step Guide to planting BEAN seeds with kids

Apple themed games and activities

Way up High in the Apple Tree game

Agriculture Apple game (video)

Apple Hangman

Apple Fun Page

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees

Johnny Appleseed

Fruits and Veggies

Farm Themed Games and Activities for the Classroom

Human Lifespan Calculator

Environmental Protection Agency EPA water treatment flash game

Water Cycle

Water - A Never-ending Story

Fun Classroom Games with Trees

Water Safari life in the Biome game

Ecosystem Showdown Forest Habitat  game

Bass Fishing Games like Asteroids

Ocean Marine Animal Game

Help the Old Man of the Sea Catch Fish Game

Dolphin Dive Action Game

My Aquarium Fish Game for Kids

Biodiversity fun activities and games for the classroom


Safe Drinking Water

Water Treatment games



The Farm


Science Games