MSU Tollgate Farm: Virtual Secret Life of Trees
Students in grades K-2 will explore the secret life of trees and investigate big ideas - how trees have unique and diverse life cycles and how they have amazing structures and functions that help them survive and grow. Do trees compete or cooperate as they use resources in their own environment to survive? Which trees grow at Tollgate Farm and why? How are they alike and different from the trees in the students yard, park, or schoolyard? Aligned with literacy, math, and Next Generation Science Standards, students will get to know trees up close and personal. Interact with MSU Tollgate Farm staff, visit the fields and gardens, engage in STEM challenges, and learn about how we are a part of the same ecosystem as the trees around us and how we can give back to the trees that provide so much for us.