Virtual field trips

Take your class on a virtual field trip to learn more about modern farming, Ohio agriculture, biotechnology, animal science, food science, and many other topics.

If you are a parent or student, there is no need to register! You can follow all our virtual field trips live at our YouTube channel. You can also access recordings of previous virtual field trips here.

Classroom teachers, please see below for registration information.

Upcoming virtual field trips

Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 18, 2023 at 1 pm

Soybean Harvest Virtual Field Trip (Elementary)

Ride along in a combine with Ohio soybean farmer Nathan Eckel as he harvests soybeans. Students will learn how a combine works, what happens to soybeans after they are harvested, and the many uses for soybeans in our everyday lives. 30 mins.
Virtual field trip
Virtual field trip
Oct 19, 2023 at 1 pm

Soybean Harvest Virtual Field Trip (MS/HS)

Connect your middle/high school classroom with Ohio soybean farmer Andy Stickel for a live ride-along in a combine as he harvests soybeans. Learn what it takes to get a soybean crop to harvest, how a combine works, what happens to soybeans after …

Standards addressed on GNG virtual field trips

4th Grade Social Studies

  • Ohio and United States history: past, present and future
  • Example: How do you describe a soybean farm in Ohio today? What major changes have taken place in agriculture over the past 200 years?

4th Grade Science

  • Influence of Engineering, Technology and Science on Society and the Natural World
  • Skills: engineering design; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information; and recognizing systems and building system models
  • Example: How have science, technology and engineering increased soybean yields and improved farming practices in Ohio today?

5th Grade Social Studies

  • Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
  • Explore the relationship between markets and available resources, where productive resources promote specialization leading to trade, resulting in regions and countries becoming interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best. Also, explore how workers can improve their income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • Example: How have science and technology changed the specialization practiced on today’s farms?
  • Example: How has improved soybean genetics increased the capacity for global trade? What specialized products are produced from soybeans and used worldwide?

5th Grade Science

  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Explore cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. The food of any animal can be traced back to plants, providing what animals need for body repair and growth.
  • Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
  • Example: What are the cycles of matter in the ecosystems at work on farms in Ohio today?
  • Example: How can soil health, water quality and correct farming practices contribute to a healthy ecosystem?