Mobile Ag Ed Science Labs
With Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement on March 13, Mobile Ag Lab Program visits scheduled through March 27 have been postponed. The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation staff is working with schools with ag lab visits scheduled through the end of the year regarding the best path forward through this ever-changing situation.
Tired of whole school assemblies void of student interaction? Want an engaging field trip experience without leaving your school?
| Providing a unique educational experience for over 15 years!
PA Farm Bureau's Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab may be just what you’re looking for! A mobile agriculture education science lab, complete with all supplies and a certified teacher, travels to a different elementary or middle school in Pennsylvania each week. The lab is designed to target grades K through 8.
A 40 ft. trailer, provides space for student partners to complete with heating and air conditioning, the mobile lab contains 12 work stations. Each station provides space for 2-3 students to complete hands-on experiments. The lab accommodates up to 25-30 classes per week, by teaching (5-6) 50 minute science classes per day.
The science curriculum taught meets Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The children perform hands-on science experiments, each teaching a lesson in agriculture. The experiments performed include equipment and supplies not readily available to classroom teachers and are of a nature that most teachers wouldn't want to tackle in a traditional classroom setting. Each science experiment is designed to emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, including Pennsylvania's primary commodities, the environment, biotechnology, food and fiber, etc…Children work cooperatively to solve a problem as they form a hypothesis, collect data and draw conclusions.
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