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Science in Agriculture – Soil and Habitats

 Calling all Grade 3’s and 4’s

Know it, do it and apply it

Help your student’s progress beyond a basic understanding of soil or habitats to applying what they have learned about these concepts to their daily lives.

Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them and develop attitudes early in life. What better place than on a farm to cultivate this curiosity while helping them develop an attitude of conservation and caring for their environment and each other.

Spend the day exploring – community, systems, diversity, interdependance, change over time – some Big Ideas of Sustainability as they relate to soil and habitats.  It is important for them to know how their behavior can make a difference in their world.

Strengthening their foundation for a healthier future

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Grade 3 – Soil Workshop

Get Down and Get Dirty!

Help! Our top soil is disappearing. The reality of locally grown food is being pushed further and further out of the GTA as good farmland is being developed to make way for housing, roads and industry. How can we be sustainable?

Save our Planet!

Land available upon which we can actually grow food is limited. The activity- Earth as an Apple illustrates this clearly. Whereas, 3/4’s of the apple represents the oceans and other bodies of water on the planet, only a 1/32nd slice of the apple represents’ soil suitable for food production. This is such a minuscule portion considering that soil is an essential component in our survival.

Throughout the workshop, children will investigate- the Big Ideas of Sustainability – including the properties of soil in different habitats on the farm, composting and regeneration of soil. Through the understanding of our dependence upon soil for our survival students have a greater ability to make a difference in their world.

Book your tour call Leslie at 905-887-1086 or email us at forsythefamilyfarmtours@gmail.com

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Grade 4 – Habitat Workshop 

Come and discover community! Lets Go House Hunting…

Explore the different habitats on our farm; find what they have to offer to a variety of plants, animals and organisms.

We all search for communities in which to live happily, as do all other creatures on this planet.

What are they looking for in order to survive and thrive?

We’ll wonder while we wander –  How are we connected?  What is community?  Interdependence – Where do different organisms fit into the food chain and web? What are the Fabulous 5 components for survival?

Our Science in Agriculture Workshops can be 3 or 4 hours in length allowing the children to dig deeper into concepts integral to agriculture and our survival.

All Tours include:

  • stimulating and challenging hands on activities exploring ideas of sustainability in different areas of the farm and it varying habitats

  • fully structured tour led by friendly, informative instructors

  • wagon ride around our fields

  • relevant take home material to extend learning in the classroom and their home

  • a visit with the farm animals

  • Our playground gives children the opportunity for safe, unstructured play time in a grassy, natural setting allowing them to experience the fun side of farms.

  • indoor washrooms (when the weathers not freezing our pipes)

Call Leslie at 905-887-1086 Email: forsythefamilyfarmtours@gmail.com

2018 Workshop Costs:

3 hours – $13.00 (+HST) 4 hours – $14.00/person (+HST)

Minimum charge/group = 20 students

A non-refundable deposit equal to the minimum tour charge is required to secure your booking.

We allow 1 teacher and an assistant free/class.

Please note that these workshops are not appropriate for parents to bring along their child’s younger siblings.

A great source for agricultural related classroom resources can be found at www.agscape.ca

Cultivating Curiosity,  Planting Knowledge,  Harvesting Understanding