Grades: 5th – 6th Grade
Dates: Year-round Availability
Duration: 3 hours (not including time for lunch)
Dive into the world of food, fiber and energy with the My American Farm fieldtrip experience. Discover where your food comes from, how farmers care for the land, and how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics come to life in food, fiber and fuel production. Students will get first-hand experience planting seeds as they participate in the Living Plant Necklace lab. Students will also step into the role of “Lead Mechanic” as they review images of common locations on the farm, and identify the machinery and tools needed to get the job done! Lastly, students will create their own faux flower pen, but this isn’t an ordinary pen – important scientific information is included on the leaf, which will help the student make connections to lifelong learning and science!
Students: $4.00 each
Additional adults: $4.00 each
MY AMERICAN FARM™ and PASSPORT TO SUSTAINABILITY™ are trademarks owned by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, and are used under license; DUPONT® and PIONEER® are trademarks owned by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. and are used under license.