• Simple leaf collections for 8th graders

    I want to have my 8th graders do a leaf collection.... but I've never done one......   What type of paper How many leaves would be reasonable (we will be able to collect a few during school)  I was thinking between ...
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  • Final Animal Science project?

    Anyone have something they would like to share.  I'm leaning towards doing this instead of an exam.  TIA....
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  • Very general lesson on technology for 8th graders?

    Anyone have one?  I have tons of specific lessons on biotech or prec ag, but nothing general.  My 8th graders do an invention lab, that they love, but I want to have a better foundation for them.  Something that talks...
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  • Breed projects

    Does anyone do a breed project that pulls from each of the major livestock area?   Or do you do individual projects with each area (dairy, beef, swine, sheep, horses, goats)?   Please share! 
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  • Sheep/Goat unit supplements?

    I've found a few items, mostly for sheep.  I have 5 days of lecture ready.  Would like the unit to last ~12 days.  Working on some sort of breed project.... as well.    Thank you for anything you can share!
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  • 8th grade Entomology unit

    Anyone have one they are willing to share?  I just need ~ a weeks worth.  I did a thing on metamorphosis & panty hose when I student taught so will def be getting that out again.    I have mycaert.... but the left i...
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  • CornellCast: Animal Welfare videos?

    http://www.cornell.edu/video/animal-welfare-1-introduction   Has anyone used these?  Thanks for any feedback!
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  • Tips for a good Egg hatching experience?

    We are starting eggs in our new incubator tomorrow.  This is my first time doing it though I've been around it a bit.   Any tips...... It has an auto turner so they should be ok through the weekends right?
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  • Assignment for students not going on field trip?

    I will have several students staying behind from our Zoo field trip next week where the students will be doing animal behavior observations.  Any suggestions on an alternative assignment/video etc for them? Thanks!
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  • 18 days of class left before finals/etc.

    For Animal Science I haven't made it to: Reproduction (did touch on it during each livestock type unit) Nutrition Companion Animals (did discuss rabbits/exotics last fall) Animal health (did touch on it during eac...
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  • Animal Behavior Observation form?

    Does anyone have one they would share?   Thanks!
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  • Students copying assignments

    I've been having students turn in their study guides on edmodo.  However they are just sharing one file, then no one really studies.  I told them this time if they didn't do their own work that they would recieve 5 pt...
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  • Not sure where to put this....

    I really appreciate everything everyone has shared and advice given this first year.    I have decided that I will not be returning to teach in the fall.  It has not been an easy decision.  But with my 4th child arri...
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  • Digestion models

    I want my Animal science students to create digestion models out of recycled materials/ stuff from home.  Does anyone have a similar assignment/rubric I could see? I did search some.... but so far not finding what I ...
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  • Am I grading too hard?

    I'm in a program that had a horrid long term sub for the majority of the 11-12 school year.  My Animal Science classes are doing HORRIBLE!  I have more F's than A's.  I just gave them over 3 weeks instruction, student...
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  • Help... need 2 days of sub activities for my 7th graders

    They are only here 47 minutes each day.  I may just show a dirty jobs one day.  They are taking istep this week so I'm not supposed to give homework or anything new.    Thanks for any help!
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  • Raising butterflies?

    Anyone do this?  I thought it might be nice for my huge class of 3 8th graders.  I saw that if we do painted ladies, we could possibly get them to reproduce?  Has anyone done this?   Thanks!
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  • Field trip -3 students I would rather leave home...

    How do you deal with this?  They are rude and rush through things.  I honestly was hoping they would drop midsemester.  1 did, then 1 was transferred from my other ANSC class.   If I do a required assignment before ...
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  • The Jungle.....

    I'm strongly considering having my ALS:Animal students read the jungle.  We can get it here: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss. on their laptops.  Does anyone have a discussion gu...
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  • Zoo visit?

    I have 2 ANSC, and 1 ALS: Animals course.  The previous teacher had them research a local zoo's animals then they spent a day at the zoo and took a picture of the animal.  Does anyone do this?   I would like to go to...
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