Fall Farm Animals    September - November

As the days get shorter and the leaves turn colors, the animals and the farmers get ready for winter. Learn how the farmer makes sure the animals’ basic needs are met and how the animals adapt to the seasons.  Students will understand that animals have important jobs on the farm and learn how members of the farm family, including children, share the work of caring for animals. 

Program Objectives: 

While meeting the Howell Farm animals and doing chores, students will learn about: 

  • The farm community
  • The animals’ life cycles and the care of animals 
  • The important jobs animals and children have on the farm

Essential Questions:

  •  What does each animal need in order to be happy and healthy?
  •  What do animals contribute to farm?
  • How does the farmer care for the animals?
  •  How do the animals get ready for winter?
  •  How did children help on the farm in 1900?
STEM Standards

Next Generation Science Standards: LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behaviors LS3 Heredity, Inheritance and Variation of Traits NJ Science Standards: 5.1A Understand Scientific Explanations 5.1B Generate Scientific Evidence Through Active Investigations 5.3A Organization and Development 5.3C. Interdependence 5.3D Heredity NJ Social Studies Standards: 6.1B Geography, People and the Environment 6.1C Economics, Innovation and Technology 6.1D History, Culture and Perspectives .

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