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Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

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Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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How Stuff Works
How Stuff Works: Corn Plastic

This 3-minute video clip from HowStuffWorks on the Discovery Channel illustrates how corn can be used to make plastic. Students can discuss and compare the use of a renewable resource, such as corn, to make plastic in comparison to petroleum, a non-renewable resource.

How Stuff Works
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