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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

6 Weeks

Overview

Food is something every living thing needs to survive, but do you ever think about where your food comes from? How did that apple end up in your fruit bowl? Where did the ingredients for your pizza sauce come from? In this session, we’re going to talk about food! We’ll learn about the paths our food takes to get to our tables, how plants grow, the importance of bees and soil, and the people involved in food systems. We will even make our own bee homes and grow our own plants!

This enrichment experience will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. The session will run for six weeks starting the week of March 6th, with the week of 3/27 off.

Instructor will contact each enrolled student with more information, and a list of any required materials.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

Credits .125

For Students Grade 3 - 5

Competencies

  • Food Systems
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of food systems by examining and explaining how food goes from farm to table, what a plant needs to survive, components of soil, the function of pollinators, and careers relating to the food system.

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.