The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a mobile app for four of its My American Farm games. Available mobile games and corresponding STEM components that meet national standards are: Keys to Stewardship (science); The Great Seed Search (technology); Thrive (engineering); and Operation Peanut Butter (math).
“We continue to see increased demand for STEM education resources,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “The My American Farm app was developed to help meet the needs of educators who are interested in purposeful STEM education.”
Games available in the app are ideal for students in grades three to five. Once the app is downloaded to a device, games can be played offline anytime. The app is the first stage of phasing out the current My American Farm games kiosk technology. The Foundation will slowly phase out game kiosks beginning in 2020.
This is a great opportunity for students to engage with agriculture outside of the classroom. Ideal for long road trips or for fun, interactive screen time you can download the free My American Farm STEM app from the App Store or Google Play.
My American Farm project teaches agricultural literacy to consumers and the public through interactive games. Players learn where food comes from and how those products get from the farm to their dinner plate. My American Farm is an online educational game that lets students learn about agriculture while having fun.
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor Corteva Agriscience, Agricultural Division of Dow DuPont. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit their website. Links to all of My American Farm’s classroom resources are available here.