This month for 2nd grades agriculture in the classroom the students learned that farmers grow more than just food. There are also tree farmers that provide us with important fibers and timber. Threes help remove pollution from the air and filter clean air back, provide habitat for wildlife and many other things. Farmers also use trees as "shelterbelts" to protect from wind, soil erosion and help with odor. The students completed a STEM challenge in small groups. The groups had to work together to make a tree with only newspaper and tape. The tree had to stand for 30 seconds by itself to have completed the challenge. We look forward to our agriculture lesson in the new year!