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Students simulate caring for animals. In this animal care instructional activity, students role-play taking care of research animals at a laboratory.  Students write an animal care manual.
Students learn about animal shelters and adoption agencies. In this animal care lesson, students watch a video about the ASPCA and discuss what an animal shelter is, how it operates and what services it provides animals and the community. Students access websites to research local animal shelters and adoption organizations.
Learners discuss animal welfare. In this animal care lesson, students read the text Buddy Unchained and create a Venn diagram of human needs and pets' needs.
Students investigate dairy farming. For this farming lesson, students list various things they may see on a dairy farm and watch the video "Discover Dairy...And Animal Care." Students take a field trip to an actual dairy farm and record their observations.
Students explore caring for animals. They explore some of the key features of animal care and discuss the various events that horses can compete in. Students discuss the skills and preparation that is required when preparing horses for events. They discuss horses.
Students compare and contrast how animals take care of their young. They complete a puzzle and research the animal in which the completed puzzle shows.
Young scholars study the basics of aquaculture and how to successfully raise aquatic plants and animals.  In this water lesson students perform water quality tests on fish tanks, record and graph their results. 
In this vocabulary worksheet, students correctly complete sentences, complete a word puzzle and "write an animal care list." Words are from I Love Guinea Pigs, text not included.
Crawl into the world of the darkling beetle with this scientific investigation. Watch as the insects move through the larval, pupal, and adult stages of life, recording observations along the way. Discuss the necessities of life as young scientists care for the critters over the course of the experiment. To conclude, an expository composition is written to demonstrate knowledge of the mealworm life cycle. Accompany this activity with a look at other animals that undergo a metamorphosis, like frogs and butterflies, identifying similarities and differences among different life forms.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
The class will first consider personal money management and budgeting. They will then turn the tables and use their skills to budget for philanthropic ventures, developing a service project to support a local non-profit organization. This resource includes all materials, including handouts and key words.
Young scholars observe beakers of water that contain different amounts of a mystery chemical. They discuss how each amount of the chemical might affect them if the chemical was beneficial or harmful to their bodies.
Students explore a recent salmonella outbreak in young students linked to pet rodents. They create pamphlets to help assist and inform pet owners about the disease and necessary health precautions.
Students look into the livestock industry. In this livestock lesson, students look at factors to look at when buying animal for raising purposes. They look at characteristics of animal breeds.
Students evaluate the pros and cons of a new approach to food, chemical, and drug testing. They read and discuss the Times article, 'DNA Chip May Help Usher In a New Era of Product Testing.'
In this helping worksheet, students read about ways they can help pets affected by Hurricane Katrina. These include raising money to support the HSUS Disaster Relief Fund, by holding a car wash, bake sale, or auction.
The Twiddlebugs incorrectly identify their new pet as a cat when it is really a caterpillar. They do a little research and realize that they have made a mistake. Upon discovery, they adjust their animal care techniques accordingly. The video explores how to find out information and how to identify the characteristics of an animal.
Fifth graders research and experiment to determine the interdependence of living and non-living things in an ecosystem. They examine each level of the ecosystems from producers to decomposers. They make terrariums for observing earthworms. They design presentations using a variety of publishing and presentation software.
Sesame Street characters discuss their favorite pets in this film. This resource could be used as part of a lesson on pets and animal care. Your class will love sharing about their favorite pet. They can bring in pictures, write stories, etc.

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