Request of teachers asking for farm photos, the Iowa Beef Industry Council developed two PowerPoint presentations and accompanying activities on cattle and how we get beef to eat



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Dear Educator,
At the request of teachers asking for farm photos, the Iowa Beef Industry Council developed two PowerPoint presentations and accompanying activities on cattle and how we get beef to eat:


  1. Wow That Cow! …A lesson on “Cows” for lower elementary students




  1. My Cheeseburger Came from the Farm! …A lesson on where cheeseburgers come from for upper elementary students


To use the PowerPoint presentations:

  • Students may operate the PowerPoint presentation by themselves

  • Share the presentation with the class using a projector or TV screen

  • Print off the presentation, one or two slides per page, laminate and bind, and use as a reading booklet

  • Print off individual slides to use as photos of farm animals, etc.

  • Teacher notes are included on most slides


Activities are located in the Activities & Lessons folder
Standards and Objectives:
Wow That Cow! A lesson on “Cows” for lower elementary students
Classroom Units:

  • Animals

  • The farm and where our food comes from


Science Standards:

  • Characteristics of Organisms – beef cattle

- beef cattle stomach (digestive system)

  • Life Cycles of Organisms – life cycle of beef cattle

- cattle give us food to eat
  • Organisms and their Environments – where cattle live


- how farmers care for cattle

- what cattle eat



Objectives:

  • Students will learn appropriate vocabulary and identify cattle names (bull, cow, etc.)

  • Students will learn about the life of a farm animal (cattle)

  • Students will learn how farmers care for their cattle

  • Students will be able to explain the difference between a beef and dairy animal

  • Students will learn what cattle eat and where they live

  • Students will learn that cattle give us food … meat and milk



Activities included:

  • Beef and Cattle Memory Game

  • Jokes and Fun Facts

  • Vocabulary Coloring Page


My Cheeseburger Came from the Farm! A lesson on where cheeseburgers come from for upper elementary students
Classroom Units:



Science Standards


  • Structure and function in living systems – what cattle eat and their ruminant digestive system

  • Life cycles – life cycle of beef animal

  • Populations and ecosystems – how cattle fit in food cycle

- cattle and the environment they live in

- cattle help recycle products humans cannot use


Social Studies Standards


  • Production, Distribution and Consumption – farm to table story of beef – food chain

- products that come from cattle

- how farmers care for their cattle


- state study unit – producing cattle is a major industry in our state

Objectives:


  • Students will learn how farmers care for their livestock and what their care responsibilities are

  • Students will learn where cattle fit into the food chain / production cycle

  • Students will learn how cattle enhance our environment

  • Students will learn about the products cattle provide humans – food and other products

  • Students will be able to trace the farm-to-table story of a cheeseburger

  • Students will understand the value of cattle to humans


Activities:

  • Comprehension Worksheet - My Cheeseburger Came from the Farm– students can view the PowerPoint presentation and answer questions from the worksheet.

  • My Cheeseburger Connection – students will investigate all the connections and careers involved in the production of a cheeseburger.

  • Ruminants Recycle– lesson and activity where students learn about the ruminant digestive system and how cattle create nutritious beef from cellulose products humans cannot eat.

  • Wastes Are Food, Too! – students identify food waste products fed to cattle in various parts of the country. Map skills are used.

  • By-Products Unscramble – called “I didn’t know that came from cattle!” After viewing or reading “My Cheeseburger Came From a Farm”, students should be able to unscramble words.






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