2009-10-22 / Local & State

Mobile Ag Science Lab Visits Southern Fulton

Pictured above is PFB’s Mobile Ag Education Science Lab. Pictured above is PFB’s Mobile Ag Education Science Lab. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a division of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, brought agriculture education to Southern Fulton Elementary School the week of October 5-9.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab centers an opportunity for students to learn about agriculture, Pennsylvania’s number-one industry, in a fun and handson way.

The mobile lab visits to schools are coordinated with the preparation of teachers and their classes for the science experiments. A certified teacher travels with the lab to lead each class in the science experiments. 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 lab is equipped with all the materials and supplies needed for the experiments.

All SF students, kindergarten through sixth grade, entered the lab and performed science experiments that taught lessons focused on farm, food, fiber, food safety, environment and biotechnology. Some topics covered by the SF students included Farm Charm, popcorn capers, cream to butter, genetics, The Mighty Smooth Bean and Where’s the Juice? Students worked cooperatively using the scientific method to develop a problem, form a hypothesis, investigate, collect data and draw conclusions.

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