Glencoe Earth Science

Unit 6: You and the Environment

Peanut Inventions

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:

  • Food/Drink
  • Medicine
  • Cosmetic
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Marketable

The following are site to help student learn about peanuts. Students may use these and or any other site they find.

Virgina-Carolina Peanuts

Peanut product List

Tuskegee University


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