Grade: 4th

07 Feb 2022

Maple Syrup

January 30 – February 24

Maple sugaring is the tradition of making maple syrup from sap gathered from maple trees in late winter/early spring.  Many animals (and people) are benefited by using the sap of the maple trees. Plan to visit our sugar bush at Greenacres as you experience with your senses how maple sap is turned into syrup. (January 30 – February 24, 2023)

Standards:

  • LS Grade 4: Changes in an organism’s environment are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful.
  • SIPA Grade 3-5: Observe and ask questions about the world that can be answered through scientific investigations.

Vocabulary:

spiles, sap, gallons, sugar shack, sugar bush, evaporation, tap, sapsucker

01 Mar 2021

Digging Deeper with Soil

August-June 

All life depends on soil. Come learn how this important building block impacts life around Greenacres, and how we create healthier soil through farming practices. We will also experience how soil scientists study the properties of soil.

Standards:

  • 4.ESS.3: The surface of Earth changes due to erosion and deposition. 
  • 4.PS.1: When objects break into smaller pieces, dissolve, or change state, the total amount of matter is conserved.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives

01 Mar 2021

Farm to Market

August-June 

Join us as we follow the journey of food, from the field to the consumer.  Help us figure out how we can make this season’s harvest profitable! 

Standards:

  • 4.LS.1: Changes in an organism’s environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful.
  • 4.MD.2 Solve real-world problems involving money, time, and metric measurement.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives

01 Mar 2021

Alternative Growing

August-June 

Farming isn’t only done with a tractor!  See how we are utilizing different methods, like growing in a greenhouse, to raise and produce food for our community.  

Standards:

  • 4.PS.2: Energy can be transferred from one location to another or can be transformed from one form to another.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives