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Virtual | Farm Animals

Offered All Year: If you visited a farm in 1900, chances are you would find a few chickens, horses, and possibly even sheep in the barnyard. As the days get shorter and the leaves turn colors, the animals and the farmers get ready for winter. Come and visit our animals virtually, and 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. Next, engage in some experiments at home on in the classroom, to discover cool things that eggs can do. (Besides being delicious, of course!)

Virtual field trips feature fun hands-on activities designed to get your students engaged. Each program includes:

  • Pre-field trip warm-up questions or activities to get students thinking about the topic
  • 30-40 minute online lesson led by our naturalists, with engaging information and guidance to prepare the students for their hands-on activity
  • Hands-on activity for students to explore outdoors at their home or school
  • Post-field trip wrap-up questions to guide the teacher’s assessment

Program Objectives

  • Animal life cycles
  • How farmers take care of their animals
  • Important jobs of animals and children on a farm in 1900

Relevant Curricula

Next Generation Science Standards: K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes | K-LS1-1 Patterns in the Natural World | 1-LS1-1 Structure and Function | 1-LS1-2 Growth and Development of Organisms | 2-LS2-2 Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems | 3-LS1-1 Organisms and Life Cycles | 3-LS2-1 Social Interactions and Group Behaviors | 3-LS3 Heredity, Inheritance and Variation of Traits | 4-LS1 Structure, Function, and Information Processing

NJ Social Studies Standards: 6.1B Geography, People and the Environment

Cost & Scheduling

$60 for groups of up to 25 students (scholarships available for certain programs)

To register, email screspin@howellfarm.org

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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