Importance of teaching agriculture to the primary schools.

Teaching agriculture too young, primary school students open them to understanding how things grow, live, and die. From flowers to potatoes, from cows and pigs to tractors and soil, teaching students about farming and gardening introduces knowledge about how, for example, food gets onto their tables, clothes get onto store shelves, and seeds germinate. Starting agricultural education at a young age helps children get a perspective on their lives and the world around them.

Basic Science

Teaching agriculture in primary school classrooms introduces young students to basic scientific procedures and shows them how to apply these lessons to daily life. For example, an agriculture instructor can teach students about how bees make honey, how trees grow and make fruit or nuts, and how corn can be made into oil, for example. Agriculture puts chemistry, biology, and physics into the everyday-life application.

School Gardens

School gardens planted by primary school students serve as environmental and agricultural educational tools. Planting flowers, potatoes, tomatoes, and trees teaches elementary school students about how things grow, live and die. Gardens also can help young students develop personally and socially by adding a practical dimension to these agricultural subjects.