We’re hearing back from teachers around the country who are already implementing our animal models in their classrooms. Here are 5 ways to implement these models and engage your students through hands-on learning:
1. Anatomy Testing
Talk through and test students on the different parts of animal anatomy. Classroom idea: use post-it notes to have students label parts on the model.
2. System Identification
Show how the parts work together and how they interact with the different parts of the body. Classroom idea: take the organs out and walk through the process with students and then have them demonstrate it to you or each other.
3. Animal Care
Talk through different challenges that come up with caring for animals. Classroom idea: have students demonstrate dressings on hoofs and other kinds of animal care.
4. Meat Cut Identification
Show students where meat cuts are located on the muscle layer of the animal. Classroom idea: use an outline of the animal and have students draw out the different meat cuts based on what they learned on the model.
5. Disease Investigation
Discuss what the different diseases are that can affect animals, where they are identified on the animal’s body, and what symptoms they will show. Classroom idea: take out and open up the different organs and talk about how diseases can affect them.
For more ideas and information check out our animal models here and take a look at this webinar on Engaging Successful Learners Through Agriculture Education: