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Farm Technologies: Past and Present

Massachusetts: Newbury & North Shore

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In this math and science-focused program, students explore current and historic farming practices through a variety of hands-on activities at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Students use all their senses while conducting scientific field experiments; discovering the principles of weights, measures, and simple machines; and experiencing the importance of composting and recycling. Students also work in the kitchen garden planting, weeding, or harvesting, depending on time of year. The program includes a pre-visit lesson at the school during which students learn about the life cycle of the bean, and then each plant a bean seed to grow in their classroom.

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Offered Weekdays, April-October

Length: Two hours on-site, plus a 40-minute pre-visit lesson in the classroom
Cost: $9.00/student
Maximum Group Size: 50 students

Type of Program:
Field Trips, Scouts

Related Topics:
Environment, Farming

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Farm Technologies: Past and Present