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Science Farm LIVE! Get out on the farm for British Science Week

Science Farm LIVE! Get out on the farm for British Science Week

 01 Mar 2021

This British Science Week (8-12 March 2021), you can examine the science behind the food that you eat and the thousands of people involved in its production. The NFU have four live lessons designed for primary/elementary students for NFU Science Farm LIVE!.

Join the NFU Education team in exploring the Great British countryside and meet the people who look after its landscapes, animals, and farms.

Discover how they are innovating for the future and producing food for the planet while caring for our natural environment.


Lambing Live

Monday 8 March 2021 | KS2/Ages 9-11
In this live lesson, you can join sheep farmer, Sioned on a quad bike tour of her farm to help consider how sheep are adapted to their environment and how humans play a role in adaptation through breeding.


Future Farming Robots

Tuesday 9 March 2021 | KS2/Ages 9-11
Join Senior lecturer Paula and engineering researcher Megan from Harper Adams University as they look at how robots can solve some of farming’s biggest challenges. How can we improve soil health? How can we make growing crops more efficient? How can we farm areas that weren’t suitable for growing crops before?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Wednesday 10 March 2021 | KS1/Ages 5-7
Join & try to find the answer to the age-old question ‘Which came first, the chicken or the egg?’ In this live lesson, you will join Deb to find out where eggs come from, how they develop into chickens and how newborn chicks are cared for.


Vet School

Friday 12 March 2021 | KS2/Ages 7-11
Theeb the farm vet is checking that Farmer Michael’s cows are happy and healthy but he needs some help. Your pupils are invited to become trainee vets for the day and assist Theeb whilst learning all about keeping animals healthy from the comfort of their homes or classrooms.