Tired of whole school assemblies void of student interaction? Want an engaging field trip experience without leaving your school?
| Providing a unique educational experience for 12 years!
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 40 ft. trailer, provides space for student partners to 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 25-30 classes 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.