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Cotton Education Kit

Agrica, LLC
https://www.cottonacres.com/

I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I opened my Cotton Education Kit. This was a sentimental moment because my mom picked cotton as a little girl in Florida many moons ago.  I was thrilled to be able to learn more and share with my kids this soft creation we usually take for granted. We learned so much and never had we realized all the hard work it takes to grow, maintain, and produce so many cotton products.

In the kit, we received our very own pack of cotton seeds with planting instructions. We planted them in little cups and within a week they started sprouting. They are going to make a beautiful addition to our garden this year. Also included were clear, labeled packages of a cotton boll from the farm, separated cottonseed from raw cotton, cotton lint, cotton sliver that makes yarn, cotton yarn, and a piece of denim material that is the final product. There was even a cute replica of an actual cotton bale that gets sent to mills. It was fascinating, to say the least, to see cotton from each stage of the process. We thought the lint was soft, but the sliver was like butter.

The kit also came with a lovely Cotton in the Classroom brochure filled with facts, pictures, a map, and many lesson plan ideas. For my son and I, we used this as a unit study that lasted about 3 weeks. I decided to put everything out on a special tray that we use off and on for examining things closer and to kind of keep things organized. With the help of their website and brochure, we were able to dig deep into the history of cotton, where and how it grows, along with the process of turning it into cloth.

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This is part of a review of the Cotton Education Kit. Read the full review on our site which includes more details about using this product with your children.

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