Clare Primary students learn about farming

March 14, 2019

Three of Miss Krell’s second grade students, Averi, Jade and Melanie, complete a test covering the things they learned in the FARM Lab.

Three of Miss Krell’s second grade students, Averi, Jade and Melanie, complete a test covering the things they learned in the FARM Lab.

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Clare’s Primary students got a head start on learning about how their food is raised when the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab came to the school to talk to Kindergarten through fourth grade students.

Each class spent an hour learning about renewable resources, studying food science or learning about plants. It was a hand-on experience and the youngsters

Second grade students in Miss Krell’s class, shown here with FARM Lab Educator Mrs. Wood,  got a hands on experience at the FARM Lab, learning about the life cycle and parts of a plant. Students were able to plant and take home their own mini greenhouse.

Second grade students in Miss Krell’s class, shown here with FARM Lab Educator Mrs. Wood, got a hands on experience at the FARM Lab, learning about the life cycle and parts of a plant. Students were able to plant and take home their own mini greenhouse.

enjoyed learning how agriculture impacts their lives.

The 40-foot mobile classroom with STEM-based lessons was a field trip type learning experience. The mobile classroom brings learning directly to schools with the latest teaching technology.

“The FARM Science Lab provides an opportunity for students to engage and learn about the role agriculture plays in our daily lives while connecting to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), said Michelle Blodgett, Michigan Farm Bureau’s FARM Science Lab Manager.

The FARM Science Lab’s visit to Clare Primary was sponsored by Clare County Farm Bureau and local businesses including Johnston Elevator, Clare Automotive, Capitol Equipment and McConnell Farm Supply. Schools can register online for a visit. The Lab is made possible by donors to the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501c3 charitable organization house by Michigan Farm Bureau.

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