4th Grade

Science

3.3.4 Biological Sciences

A

  • Know the similarities and differences of living things.
  • Identify life processes of living things (e.g., growth, digestion, react to environment).
  • Know that some organisms have similar external characteristics (e.g., anatomical characteristics; appendages, type of covering, body segments) and that similarities and differences are related to environmental habitat.
  • Describe basic needs of plants and animals.

How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery Fall Fest::

  • Using the provided* corn ear, corn stalk, and corn growth sheets, students learn:
    • The basic structures of a corn stalk.
    • The basic structures of a corn ear.
    • The elements necessary for corn growth.
    • During their visit, students get a firsthand look at the corn plants to compare with their worksheets.

*These are provided at a link on the “Academic Standards” tab of our fall fest web page.

 

Ecology & Environment

4.4. Agriculture and Society

4.4.4. GRADE 4

A

  • Know the importance of agriculture to humans.
  • Identify people’s basic needs
  • Explain the influence of agriculture on food, clothing, shelter and culture from one area to another.
  • Know how people depend on agriculture.

B

  • Identify the role of the sciences in Pennsylvania agriculture.
  • Identify common animals found on Pennsylvania farms.
  • Identify common plants found on Pennsylvania farms.
  • Identify the parts of important agricultural related plants
  • Identify a fiber product from Pennsylvania farms.

How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery Fall Fest:

Visiting the Twolick Valley Nursery is a first hand look at corn production. As corn is a basic building block of our agricultural system, learning about corn is a great starting place. Using our “What’s made from corn?” sheet*, students learn that corn is used for much more than Doritos® and animal feed. Using the attached corn ear, corn stalk, and corn growth sheets, students learn:

  • The basic structures of a corn stalk.
  • The basic structures of a corn ear.
  • During their visit, students get a firsthand look at the corn plants to compare with their worksheets.

*These are provided at a link on the “Academic Standards” tab of our fall fest web page.