Digital Field Trips Fall 2020

Hello students and teachers!

We’re so glad you’re joining us for digital field trips. Read through each module and click on the links to learn with us.

Scroll down for previous weeks.

To access Spring 2020 Digital Field Trip content, click here.

We are also offering Family Field Trips onsite at Topaz Farm this fall! Click here for more information and to register.

If you or your teacher is interested in how our Digital Field Trips correlate with Oregon’s Next Generation Science Standards, you can check out our handy Module Descriptions and NGSS Correlations document.

 

Week 3

Soil & Compost

  • This week we have a self-guided activity for you: Move around your room, or area of study (camper, garden, closet, home, tent, etc.) and find 1 object around your dwelling that can fit in your palm. 
    • What color is the object?
    • How would you describe it?
    • What do you think it is made of? 
  • Do you think that your object will end up in the garbage someday?
  • Do you know what garbage is?  How about where it goes after it leaves you?
  • Want to learn more? Check out this video: Where does our garbage go? [4 part Composting with Worms series from Metro]
  • Independent Discovery Opportunity: “Worms Eat My Garbage”

Seed to Harvest

  • Come join us as we explore the life cycle of a pepper plant from seed to plate in an urban garden setting.  We measure, count, record and problem solve in this 20 part miniature video series. Adaptable for all grades but really caters 3-5 grade students. This is a continuation of our video series from spring digital field trips, check those videos out on our Youtube account.

Seed to Harvest Introduction               Garden & Science                          Seeds: Where it all

                                                                     Journal introduction                    Begins (1)

Planting Seeds (2)                                    Seedlings (3)                                  Seedling Growth (4)

Measuring Growth (5)                            Counting Leaves (6)                      Transplanting Part 1:

  • Note: 5 min video                                                                                        preparing potting
  • Bonus Challenge:                                                                                         soil & pots (7)
  • Recording Measurements

Transplanting Part 2: steps to            Transplanting our plants           Middle of the life-cycle

putting your pepper into a                 outside (9)                                      Check in (10)                                                                                          

larger home (8)

Plant Parts

  • This week we have a cool activity for you that involves (drumroll please)…. A prize!!! We want you to search your kitchen for Oregon grown fruits and veggies, and tell us what you find.
  • Esta semana tenemos una actividad genial para ustedes que tiene (redoble por favor)…. Un premio!!! Queremos que busque en su cocina frutas y verduras cultivadas en Oregon, y contarnos lo que encuentra.

Recipes

Basil

  • Nutrition fact: Basil is good for your bones and healing wounds.
  • Growing Season: Hot Weather
  • Recipe

Albahaca

Farm Update

  • This week we want to show you some of the beautiful flowers we have growing in the Grow Lunch Garden. Follow along with us – maybe you’ll be able to spot some of these same flowers in your neighborhood or in a garden nearby!

 

Week 2

Soil & Compost

  • Now that we know a bit more about decomposers, we want you to take some time to learn a bit more about dirt. Out on the farm we spend a lot of time working to make sure our soil is healthy.  What do you think is the difference between Dirt and Soil?
  • We found another amazing video that helps explain this all better than we can without you being here on the farm. Take a look: The Secret History of Dirt.  Oh, and this video is a little longer (10 minutes) so you might want to watch half now, and half a little later.

Seed to Harvest

  • Come join us as we explore the life cycle of a pepper plant from seed to plate in an urban garden setting.  We measure, count, record and problem solve in this 20 part miniature video series. Adaptable for all grades but really caters 3-5 grade students. This is a continuation of our video series from spring digital field trips, check those videos out on our Youtube account.
    • New video links coming soon!

Plant Parts

  • This week we have another interactive plant parts activity! We’re going to learn about the parts of the plant we can eat, and how we eat different plant parts depending on the plant. Click the link below to begin.
  • Esta semana tenemos otra actividad interactiva de las partes de la planta. Vamos a aprender sobre las partes de la planta que podemos comer, y cómo comemos las diferentes partes de la planta dependiendo de la planta. Haga clic en el enlace debajo para empezar.

Recipes

Tomatoes

Tomates

Farm Update

  • This week we’re sharing a short video we made introducing you to our Grow Lunch Garden at Topaz Farm. We hope you think the GLG (Grow Lunch Garden) is as magical as we do… come check it out next time you’re on the island!

 

Week 1

Soil & Compost

  • Do you ever wonder what happens to your fruit and vegetable scraps that you compost or throw out after a meal? Have you ever heard of decomposition? Do you know that Soil is made up of 4 different parts?
  • In nature, plant and animal materials decompose as a part of a food web system.  When we live in cities or towns we can create our own systems through composting and vermiculture. When you compost you create your own system through adding plant materials together (compost: to put together), you also can turn your compost into food for red wiggler worms. We are delighted to share 10 soil and compost lessons with you.
  • For now, take a look at an introduction to Compost/Decomposers Crash Course to see what happens to our food waste.

Seed to Harvest

  • Come join us as we explore the life cycle of a pepper plant from seed to plate in an urban garden setting.  We measure, count, record and problem solve in this 20 part miniature video series. Adaptable for all grades but really caters 3-5 grade students. This is a continuation of our video series from spring digital field trips, check those videos out on our Youtube account.
  • Seed to Harvest Pepper Plant Series Introduction

Plant Parts

  • In this module we will talk about the different parts of the plant. To get started, we made a Plant Parts Intro Survey. Click this link to start learning and thinking about plant parts!
  • En este módulo vamos a hablar sobre las diferentes partes de la planta. Para empezar, hicimos una encuesta de introducción de las partes de la planta. ¡Haga clic en el enlace para empezar a aprender y pensar sobre las partes de la planta!

Recipes

Farm Update

Pumpkins at Topaz Farm!

  • We are located on the beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. Every week in this section we will share some updates about what’s going on at our site there.
  • It’s the start of the fall season at Topaz Farm right now, which is one of the most exciting times of year! They are offerings tons of family friendly fall activities, like pumpkin picking, a corn maze, hayrides, and so much more! Visit their website for more info on fall fun.
  • Activity: One of the coolest things about Topaz Farm is that they have animals… Spend some time with us and take a look at their Instagram and Facebook and see if you can find at least 5 types of animals on the farm. Bonus: can you find their names?