Potatoes are one of the world's favourite vegetables. But potatoes are not just delicious; they also have a fascinating history and a wide variety of uses, making them a valuable teaching tool for elementary school students. Teaching about potatoes in the classroom can provide a unique opportunity to engage students in various subjects, from history and geography to science.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time:1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

This activity will allow students to learn about potatoes through different subject lense such as science, history and geography.

It will help your child or student with:

  1. History: Teach students about the history of potato cultivation, including how potatoes were first cultivated in South America and how they spread to other parts of the world.
  2. Geography: Students will research top potato-producing countries and review a map showing where potatoes are grown around the world.
  3. Science: Students will learn about the tubers, the potato plant and the variety of potatoes.

Let's start learning!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and learn more about the humble potato, its ancient history, and how and who are producing them today. Here's an educational animated video of the history of the potato:

Here's an amazing video about a farmer growing an amazing variety of potatoes, more than 400 types!

Here's an interesting video about a small science experiment you can do with your student:

  • Get started on the printable worksheet!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 4 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 Potato Information Fact Sheet
  • 1 Potato Production Map Sheet
  • 1 Potato Diversity Colouring Sheet
  • 1 Potato Dishes Naming Sheet

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