Animal Care Teacher Resources
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Animal Care Facility
Students simulate caring for animals. In this animal care lesson, students role-play taking care of research animals at a laboratory. Students write an animal care manual.
Sheltering and Caring for Animals
Students learn about animal shelters and adoption agencies. In this animal care instructional activity, 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.
Pets Have Needs Too
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.
On The Dairy Farm
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.
Eenie, Meenie, Minee, Moe, With Which Mother Should I Go?
Young scholars compare and contrast how animals take care of their young. They complete a puzzle and research the animal in which the completed puzzle shows.
Aquaculture Production in the Classroom
Students 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.
Vocabulary: I Love Guinea Pigs
For 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.
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.
Personal Learning Plan
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.
After High School— What’s Next?
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
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.
Farm Animals-Cows, Pigs, Horses
Here is a good lesson for kindergartners that combines technology, literature, and art. In it, learners take a close look at some famous farm animals. They make the sounds that each animals makes, they use the internet to find pictures and information about each animal, and they create a booklet of farm animals with original drawing. Good lesson for the young ones!
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.
The Dose Makes The Poison
High schoolers 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.
Rat-ional Pet Concerns
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.
Easy to Know, Easy to Grow (Selecting Animal Breeds)
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.
Putting Toxicogenomics To The Test
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.'
Kids Can Help
For 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.