Throughout the year, education remains a priority for the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. It is a priority for staff and board members to build conversations about the science and technology involved in producing and utilizing corn, and NDCUC supports student and teacher education in many ways including through programs like the North Dakota Ag in the Classroom Program, Nourish the Future’s Teacher Workshops, resources available to all educators for free at, and more.

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is proud to announce a new initiative to provide free lessons to North Dakota educators and bring STEM education into K -12 classrooms through the launch of their new Mystery of Corn educational readers!

Mystery of Corn Readers have been developed for North Dakota educators through a partnership with Kansas Corn STEM and are free to all North Dakota educators. Educators who subscribe can receive a reader for each student to investigate a mystery about corn. These readers are excellent to use along with other corn STEM lessons or as a stand-alone piece. Additionally, each reader comes with a teacher guide and supplemental teaching materials. These readers have been developed to meet ND educational standards and each edition will have four versions: K-1, 2-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Suggested uses of the readers include activities for substitute teachers, science or STEM learning time, small reading groups or reading centers, career exploration, fill time after quizzes or tests, as an after-school resource, and more!

Are you or do you know a North Dakota educator? Share this exciting opportunity with them! Teachers interested in receiving more information about the ND Mystery of Corn educational readers or subscribing to receive a set of readers for their students can do so HERE.

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