Grade: 5th

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 5: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem. All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.

Vocabulary:

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

01 Mar 2021

Alternative Farming

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:

  • 5.LS.2 All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives

01 Mar 2021

Traditional Farming Methods

August-June 

Old is new again!  Come and see how we are using some farming techniques of the past, along with how we have adapted some for the future.

Standards:

  • SS Grade 5: Geography – Variations among physical environments within the Western Hemisphere influence human activities. Human activities also alter the physical environment.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives

01 Mar 2021

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers on the Farm

August-June 

Ecosystems are always at work on a farm!  Join us as we investigate the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers and how they help us every day.  

Standards:

  • 5.LS.1 Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.

Vocabulary:

Customized based on your classroom curriculum and field trip objectives