Once at the farm we saw the goats being milked and heard an informative talk about the processes milk goes through on the farm. We were also given time to ask lots of questions.
When we returned to school we reflected on what we had learned and expressed any questions that we still had:
- Baby goats are born after 5 months. There are always 2 babies.
- Goats are vegetarians. They eat plants and dry grass and pellets.
- A baby goat is called a kid.
- They milk the goats in the morning.
- I wonder why they keep the babies away from the mums.
- I wonder how they know if a goat is sick or not.
- I wonder how the milk gets cleaned.
- How do the goats understand where to go when it's their turn for milking?
In the days following our visit, we continued to reflect on what we had learned at the farm as well as the processing and distribution of milk. Over the course of 3 days (before and after our visit), we completed a four corners activity answering four main questions:
- What happens on a goat farm? (predictions)
- What happened on the goat farm? (reflection)
- What happens to the milk next?
- How will the milk be used?