Farm Technologies: Past and Present

Discover how farming relates to math and science

At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

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..

Students may also work in the pollinator garden planting, weeding, or harvesting, depending on time of year.

3 students wearing masks give a thumbs up in front of the pollinator garden and chicken coop at SPL



Program Details

Offered Weekdays, April – October

Length: 2.5 hours

Cost: $12.00 per student.

Maximum Group Size: 100 students

Type of Program: Field Trips, Scouts

Related Topics: Environment, Farming


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Curriculum Links 

History and Social Science

Grade 3

T1.01, 02


T3.01, 03

T5.01, 02, 03, 04


Grade 4


T4.03, 04

T4a.04, 04


Grade 5

T1.01, 02, 03

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