Tools of the Trade

Learn about the tools and technologies used on a farm and how they have evolved over time.

In the live session, we’ll look at artifacts from our collections and compare them to modern-day tools used for the same jobs today. In the pre-recorded video and materials, students will learn how simple machines can make a job easier, and see what simple machines they can find in their own homes and surroundings. 

Dates available: 
Weekdays, April 19 – June 18
Offered from 10am-3pm  
Call 802-457-2355 or e-mail afannin@ to confirm availability.

Grades: 3-5

Pre-field trip materials:

• Video about simple machines and how they work
• Simple Machine worksheets and scavenger hunt


• Pre-field trip materials: about 40 minutes
• Live session: 25 minutes

Cost: $45 per session

How to reserve your virtual field trip:

Complete the reservation form below then select your session date and timeslot on the payment page. Reservations are suggested 7 days in advance, however, you may call to check if your preferred day/time is available, with less than 7 days.  Cancellations are requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance, to be respectful of others interested in the same time slot. Call 802-457-2355 with questions.

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