Ag in the Classroom at Weeks Elementary
Students in Ms. Matthews 2nd-grade class were buzzing as they learned where honey comes from. The lesson was part of the "Ag in the Classroom" program, a state-funded initiative to introduce students to the field of agriculture.
Students acting as bees dug through a tub of Cheetos which signified pollen. They tried to find the Starburst candy, or nectar, underneath. Students also got to wear beekeeper gear and sample honey.
"They get to see the materieals that we use and hopefully get them exposed to careers in agriculture," said Sarah Atwood, Ag in the Classroom Educator from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
"I think it was really cool and interesting. I didn't know a log of things and she taught me a lot of fun stuff," said 2nd-grade student Danika Smith.
Kindergarten students have already had a calf visit their classroom while first-grade students learned an animal adaptation lesson as part of the program.