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USDA for Kids
USDA provides students, parents, and teachers with youth-geared information and resources related to agriculture.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) Kid's Corner
 Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) Kid's Corner

AIPL Kid's Corner is an educational resource where children can learn interesting and exciting facts about the dairy labs, cows, and dairy products through fun games and puzzles.


Sci4Kids is a series of stories about agricultural research conducted at USDA.

Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Flower pot, flower and shovel.

Gardening information provided by the Penn State Pointers.

 Science-U Camp

Science-U is dedicated to advancing science literacy in youth through the sharing and discovery of scientific knowledge.

Food and Nutrition Consumer Services (FNCS)
 Choose My Plate

Choose My Plate and find other materials designed for elementary school-aged children.

Eat Smart Play Hard for kids
 Eat Smart Play Hard for Kids

Eat Smart. Play Hard. is about encouraging and teaching kids and adults to eat healthy and be physically active everyday.


Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods

 My Plate Blast of Game

An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity

Team Nutrition
 Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition improves children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Cartoon graphic of a farm
 FSA Kids

Kids and teens can find games, puzzles, quizzes, cooking tips, fun food facts and articles to help better their understanding of farming and agriculture.

Food Safety Inspection Service
Fight BAC
 Fight BAC

Kids, the Food Detectives need your help to fight an enemy...Bacteria! Play the games, listen to the songs and solve the cases to become a Food Detective!

Thermy for Kids
 Thermy for Kids

Thermy for Kids strives to increase children's food safety knowledge through various fun learning tools.

Photo of a Child Eating Safe School Lunch
 Food Safety for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can find games, puzzles, quizzes, and articles to help better their understanding of food safety concepts.

Forest Srvice (FS)
Natural Inquirer
 Natural Inquirer

The Natural Inquirer contains articles on scientific research conducted by scientists at USDA on nature, such as trees, forests, wildlife, insects, outdoor activities, and water.

NatureWatch, wildlife and binoculars.

NatureWatch is a partnership program of the U.S. Forest Service that provides nature viewing opportunities, encourages safe and sound viewing ethics and contributes to local economies

Smokey Bear
 Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear provides Americans information on the importance of outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention.

A clipboard with yellow paper and a yellow pencil.
 USDA Factbook

A handy reference tool that offers information about United States Agriculture and describes all of USDA programs.

National Agricultural Library (NAL)
Kids' Science Page
 National Agricultural Kids' Page

Kids' Science Page contains lists of children's books and articles on specific agricultural subjects, including science fair projects and supplies, careers and biographies of leading scientists, and "learn by doing" 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) youth projects.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
A white cloud with the sun peeking over the right corner.

The Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF) is jointly operated by the World Agricultural Outlook Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Earth globe in color
 Backyard Conservation

Backyard Conservation shows you how conservation practices that are used on agricultural land across the country to conserve and improve natural resources can be adapted for use on the land around your home.

Scientific Knowledge (S.K.) Worm
 Scientific Knowledge (S.K.) Worm

S.K. Worm is an educational resource that teaches about soil, how its made, how the weather affects the soil, why plants require soil, and much more.

Various levels of soil.
 Soil Education for Kids and Teens

Everything you wanted to know about soil education and more.

 Western Regional Air Partnership Kid's Corner

Live camera pictures monitoring visibility improvements in national parks and wilderness, fact sheets, games.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Agriculture in the Classroom logo
 Ag in the Classroom Kids Zone

Kids and teens can find information about animals, foods, ag questions, Science Fair projects, Ag Fun and virtual field trips in the Agriculture in the Classroom Kid's Zone

4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health)-USA
 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health)-USA

The 4-H program was developed so young people can enjoy university-based youth programs and projects for diverse interests. 4-H engages nearly seven million young people nationwide with exciting, hands-on learning adventures.

USDA Resources for Kids
Cover of the George Washington Carver coloring book with his picture on it.
 George Washington Carver Coloring Book

Kids and teens can find a coloring book honoring Dr. George Washington Carver.

 Kids USA

A safe place for kids and teens to learn and play.