Grade: 3rd

01 Mar 2021

Farming with Nature

August-June 

Nature is amazing!  Come explore how farming can take ideas from the natural world and work with nature for a more productive farm.

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 3.ESS.1: Earth’s nonliving resources have specific properties. 
    • 3.ESS.3: Some of Earth’s resources are limited. 
    • 3.ESS.2: Earth’s resources can be used for energy.
  • NGSS
    • 3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world. 
    • 3-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
    • 3-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

Vocabulary:

Nature, resources, energy, climate, weather, human impact

01 Mar 2021

Farm Adaptations

August-June 

Come discover how life around the farm has developed to be better suited to the environment it inhabits.  As farmers, we can use these adaptations as tools to help us be successful.  

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 3.LS.3: Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments.
  • NGSS
    • 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
    • 3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms
    • 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing

Vocabulary:

Adaptation, life cycle, group survival, inherited, parent, offspring, trait, characteristic

01 Mar 2021

Life Cycles on the Farm

August-June 

All stages of life can be found around the farm.  Join us as we learn more about how these living things, and what stage they are in, can contribute to the well-being of the farm.

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 3.LS.1: Offspring resemble their parents and each other.
  • NGSS
    • 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Vocabulary:

Life cycle, stages, living, offspring, parent, organism

01 Mar 2021

Tales of Greenacres

August-June

Built in the 1920s, the Arts Center houses evidence of historical culture! Come explore Greenacres and tell the tales of the past and present through the arts.

Standards:

  • MU.6CE Identify careers in music including composing, performing and conducting.
  • VA.3PE Use historical and cultural artworks to answer questions about daily life.
  • 3.History.2 Primary and secondary sources can be used to show change over time.
  • 3.History.3 Local communities change overtime.
  • 3.Geography.5 Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities
  • SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Vocabulary:

Community, career, change, orchestra, opera, conductor, performer