Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch

 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

4th Grade

You will get to visit with Aunt Jan, on her porch as she demonstrates the working combination of a wheel, axel, lever, and screw that form a “Spinning Wheel” to spin fibers into yarn! Aunt Jan will demonstrate how the amount of force she exerts upon treadle directly affects the speed and motion of the drive wheel.  You will also learn how a single wheel and axle are used to spin fiber into yarn by hand. 

(GPS # S4P3 - a, b, & c)

When you visit the “Bee Barn”, “Herb, Sun Dial, and Water Gardens”, you will observe producers, consumers, and decompose-rs in the honeybee community. You will be able to observe the flow of energy through the food chain beginning with the plants and progressing through the harvest and consumption of the honey. In the “Bee Barn”, you will learn how weather conditions, parasites, and disease all affect the ecosystem of the plants and organisms, including the honeybees that depend upon them for their survival. In addition to these locations, at the “Petting Zoo” and in the “Bat Theater”, you will learn about features of organisms and external factors that directly affect the survival of those organisms. 

(GPS # S4L1 - a, b, c, & d; S4L2 - a & b; QCC 23 & 24)

 On your tour of the farm, you will learn about the effects of pollution on the habitats of the plants and animals and will be shown how Uncle Bob's helps protect the environment through recycling of feed bags and mulch to conserve water, use of drip irrigation to conserve water, 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. 

(QCC 25 &26)



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