Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch

 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

3rd Grade

From the wheel to the pedal, belt, flyer, and bobbin you will learn all about the “Spinning Wheel” and the process in turning fiber into yarn. You will learn about changes in size, weight, color, and movement of things while noting those qualities that stay the same as Aunt Jan works magic on the “Spinning Wheel”. You will witness how a copper pipe and ammonia change the color of fibers right before your eyes! Compare the sizes, weights, and speeds of hand spindles and spinning wheels.

(GPS # S3CS4 - a)

When you visit Uncle Bob's, you will learn about many of the animals and plants that inhabit the Piedmont region of Georgia and which of those plants and animals are also found in the mountains, march/swamp, and coastal habitats of Georgia.  As you explore the Nature Trail, Vine Tunnel, Herb, Sundial, and Water Gardens, you will easily be able to identify the features of many different kinds of plants that allow them to survive in the different regions of Georgia.

(GPS # S3L1 - a & b; QCC 15)


When you visit our “Petting Zoo”, “Chicken House”, “Bee Barn”, “Bat Theater”, and the Q&A board, you will make many discoveries and be able to compare different characteristics such as sizes, weights, ages and speeds of many different animals, especially the mommies and their young. A trip in the “Petting Zoo” and let’s you observe the many different animals and grants you the opportunity to identify features that allow them to live and thrive in the different regions of Georgia. You will learn about how goats are able to climb mountains, water fowl and their habitat in the marsh/swamp regions, and bees and their survival adaptations in the mountains. You will learn how basic life processes are observed; the gathering and digesting of food, the excreting of waste, the reproducing process, (hopefully just the evidence of reproduction!), breathing techniques and responses to the environment. You will see mom, dad, and baby mammals, birds, and insects. You will be able to observe various traits the young inherit from their parents.  You will learn about all the stages of life cycles of many animals.

(GPS# S3L1 - c & d: QCC 12, 14 & 15)

On your tour of the farm, you will learn about the effects pollution has on the various habitats. You will learn how Uncle Bob helps protect the environment through recycling. You will observe the use of drip irrigation, the recycling of animal wastes as natural fertilizer to replenish soil nutrients, and the rotation of crops to avoid soil depletion, erosion, and run off into adjacent property and bodies of water.  

(GPS # AS3L2 - a & b)

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