Virtual Corn Maize Tour
Virtual Corn Maize Tour
September 8th- September 25th, 2020
Available by appointment
Monday – Friday
$10.00 (includes tax) per student
Patterson Farm Market & Tours Staff has been working extremely hard to develop a virtual field trip program to best recreate the experience of an onsite field trip to the farm. Our goal is to always educate students on the importance of agriculture education and how essential the agriculture industry and its workers are to the community.
Students will virtually complete our corn maze with the help of a Patterson Farm staff member. Students will be asked questions via Zoom and if they get them correct they will be shown the correct direction to finished the maze. Participants will learn about the history of corn, modern day corn, the corn growth process, the parts of a corn plant, the history of corn mazes and so much more. Lastly students will also visit of barnyard and take a wagon ride around at the end of the tour.
Either in class on a schedule day chosen by the teacher where virtual trip is teacher led OR at home when students are completing one of their virtual learning days outside of the classroom (Patterson Farm Staff Led).
How it Works
Teachers will need to book a tour date and time just like any other traditional field trip. Teachers will need to decide if they will complete the virtual tour in the classroom or if students will complete the tour at home. Teachers will also schedule a time prior to the tour for materials to be delivered to the school for distribution to students. Materials are delivered at no charge for a 25 mile radius. There is a delivery fee for beyond 25 miles.
In Class/Teacher Led: By choosing this option you are choosing to complete this tour with your class on days in which students are in class. Teachers will be given access to our Google Slides curriculum, activities, videos, check for understanding questions, and interactive worksheets including pre-and post-assessment that can be used for a grade and turned in through Google Classroom. Patterson Farm Market and Tours will also deliver to the school materials for a hands-on activity as well as fun farm takeaways which will include a small tour size of kettle corn and corn maze activity workbook. After the tour is completed a scheduled time will be appointed for your class to virtually visit the farm via Zoom to answer questions about the tour and virtually navigate through our 2 1/2-acre corn maze led by one of our staff members. To complete the corn maze students will need to correctly answer questions based on the corn maze videos. If the answers are correctly you will be led in the right directions in the corn maze. The Google Slide Classroom in The Corn Maze portion will last about one hour, and the Zoom call and navigation through the maze will last approximately 30 minutes.
At Home/Patterson Farm Staff Led: By choosing you are choosing to have your students complete this virtual tour at home on one of their virtual learning days. Students will need to login to Zoom and use a Zoom member ID number and password to login which will be provided by our Patterson Farm Staff. Once students are logged in a Patterson Farm Staff Member will present the entire Virtual Tour for your students. The virtual tour includes approximately 30 minutes of pre-recorded videos and activities. In the Google Slides presentation students will get to do a hands-on activity. The materials for this tour will be delivered to your school before your virtual tour. The materials will be prepackaged and ready for your students to use. Students will also get an activity book for this tour and a small tour sized bag of kettle corn. After the presentation portion of the virtual tour one of our Patterson Farm Staff will be able to take you around the farm property so your students can get to be up close and personal with some of our animals and help your students navigate through the corn maze at Patterson Farm.
Both Tours Include the Following Google Slides Presentation:
• Official Welcome/Introduction
• History of Corn
• Modern Day Corn
• Parts of a Corn Plant
• Dress Like An Ear of Corn
• Life Cycle of Corn
• Corn Growth Process
• GMO’s Genetically Modified Organisms
• What is Corn? Fruit or Vegetable
• History of Corn Mazes
• How Do You Make A Corn Maze?
• History of Corn Maze
• Crazy Corn Facts
• Hands on Activity
• Virtual Barnyard
• Virtual Wagon Ride
• Fun Farm Take Away
• Corn Maze Activity Book