Apple Harvest at NorthwestNorthwest 3rd and 4th Graders talked Missouri produce during our STEM day, October 3rd. We discussed orchard and farm production, looked at new technology being used, as well as harmful factors to the plants and trees. Students were able to listen to two amazing speakers during the day. Lauren Fahrmeier from Fahrmeier Farms came to talk about owning and managing a bio diverse farm and Brad Guthrey talked about the crops grown in and around our area, harmful factors to those crops, and how they have to insure the product. Both speakers mentioned how important math and science is in their fields of work. In the classroom, teams of students created prototypes of products that could be used in an orchard or farm. 3rd Graders made crates or baskets that help collect more produce during harvest time, and 4th Graders created blankets to ensure that the produce like apples would not bruise as they hit the ground. Inventions are being developed daily to help farmers have successful harvest. Our future scientist or inventors might just be our very own Northwest students!
Wednesday, October 03, 2018