Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom

Van Visit Requirements

What does the FARM Science Van provide?

  • Next Generation Science Standards aligned lessons for grades Kindergarten through fifth grade, developed by a certified teacher, that illustrates the value of agriculture in our daily lives.
  • Students work in pairs to complete a hands-on science experience integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  • Agriculture-related extension materials for each classroom teacher.
  • Up to five 30 or 50-minute classes per day.

What does the school need to provide?

  • A central location for programming or opportunity to travel room-to-room.
  • Access to WIFI for program educator.
  • A classroom teacher or content specialist must be present during all FARM Science lessons.
  • One adult volunteer to help all day, each day of the classroom visits.
  • Schools are encouraged to seek community sponsorship for the program visit.

These local groups may help fund your FARM Science Van visit: