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Students simulate caring for animals. For this animal care lesson, students role-play taking care of research animals at a laboratory.  Students write an animal care manual.
Students 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 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.
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.
Students discuss animal care using proper phrases of agreement and objection. They role play and make presentations on their animal studies.
Students research and write a paper on any agriscience related topic. In this series of agriscience lesson, students create a presentation to teach their peers about the animal industry. They explain the uses and importance of agricultural products.
Pupils learn about animal shelters and adoption agencies. In this animal care lesson plan, 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. Pupils access websites to research local animal shelters and adoption organizations.
Learners investigate dairy farming. In this farming lesson, students list various things they may see on a dairy farm and watch the video "Discover Dairy...And Animal Care." Learners take a field trip to an actual dairy farm and record their observations.
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.
High schoolers 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, learners correctly complete sentences, complete a word puzzle and "write an animal care list." Words are from I Love Guinea Pigs, text not included.
As part of a unit on animals, this would be an interesting activity for upper elementary and middle school students. The 40 question activity could be linked to a research activity on animals or pets.
As part of a unit on animals, learners could use this 4-H activity page on rabbits to explore the care of animals. There are a variety of activity suggestions related to rabbit care.
Third graders practice using mental math. For this subtraction lesson, 3rd graders solve word problems using mental subtraction. They practice their subtraction facts to memorize the answers. 
Students identify the tasks involved with raising infants. In this animal life lesson, students compare the similarities between a human child and a baby animal and their different life expectancies. Students discuss the nutrition that should be given to babies and why medicine is sometimes necessary.
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.
Students 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.
Learners 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.'

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