Hands-On Body Systems ACTIVITY: Cow and Horse GI
This module empowers students to start with gastrointestinal organs that they are familiar with and then add the organs that allow the cow or horse to successfully digest plant material. Students can compare a Ruminate to a Non-Ruminate Herbivore and incorporate proper nutrition and care for the animal.
These body system lessons are proven to increase student learning and application of material, help make difficult content easier to learn, and can be immediately implemented into Ag/veterinary skills and terminology…and they are affordable!
This module contains many fun & successful teaching tricks by having students build each animal's digestive system.
Students can 'see' the inter-relationship of this system with other organs and compare the systems as they build them on their flat board. Many times textbooks only show the systems independently, so this activity puts your students ahead. Great windows for application of pathology/veterinary care can also be used doing this activity.
Students will love learning through this activity and will gain confidence in their ability to apply knowledge to these two animals.
This module contains time frame, lesson plans, supply list, classroom organization, step-by-step building instructions with pictures.
Table of Contents:
Lesson planning, Supplies, & Clay Technique pg. 3-6
Objectives and Goals pg. 7
Diagrams for Cow and Horse pg. 8-9
Mouth & Mastication pg. 10-11
I. Cow (Ruminant) GI pg. 12-47
II. Horse (non-ruminant herbivore) GI pg. 48-66
Grading and Honoring Your Students’ Work pg. 67