March – April
Watch up close as a farmer shears a sheep by hand. Meet ewes and lambs in the barn and find out why special pens are sometimes needed for a mother sheep and her newborn. Learn how raw wool is cleaned, and prepare clean wool for spinning using cards to straighten the fibers. Try your hand at spinning yarn and weave a souvenir to take home.
Students learn that farms produce fiber as well as food in order to understand:
Next Generation Science Standards: LS1.A Structure and Function | LS1.B Growth and Development of Organisms | LS2.D Social Interactions and Group Behavior | LS3 Inheritance and Variation of Traits | PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces
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
Cost & Scheduling:
– $10 per person for children ages 1+ and adults (including parents & teachers)