Mobile Ag-Ed Science Lab
Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
Grade Level: K-8
Looking for an exciting, educational & interactive program to assist your school in meeting the agricultural components of the state science standards? 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 32 ft. trailer, 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 900 students 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.
A wonderful experience for any school! The Mobile AgEd Science Labs are owned and operated by the PA Friends of Ag Foundation. Penn State Extension helps promote the Mobile Ag Labs.
For more information contact: Linda Hoade