Glencoe Earth Science
You and the Environment
Project Type: Model
Have students research 3-5 of the 325 products that were invented from peanuts. Have them design their own creative use for peanuts (or other legume) and build a prototype with complete directions for their unique product to display at a class invention fair.
The creative use for peanuts should fall into one of the following categories:
- Household Product
The directions should include:
- What material/ingredients were used and in what quantities
- How the creative use for the peanuts works
- Explain the design and describe its function
The prototype needs to be:
- Durable and functions reliably
- Environmentally friendly
The following are site to help student learn about peanuts. Students may use these and or any other site they find.
Peanut product List
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