Farm Animals

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Video: Farm Animals

With the help of some barn yard friends children will recognize that mammals are born alive, get milk from their mothers and grow to adulthood. Students will visit a working farm and learn about cows, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, goats, and even cats and dogs. A perfect introduction to farm animals, this video explains what the male, female, and baby of each species are called, and recognize that baby animals always grow up to be the same kind of animal as their parents.

Student Application

Find out how animals that live on farms help the farmer and the community.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know about some of the animals that are found on farms, and describe the contributions they make.
    1. Horses: An adult female horse is called a mare; a young female horse is called a filly; an adult male horse is called a stallion; a young male horse is called a colt; and a baby horse is call...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Class research report: Have the class research a farm animal that was not mentioned in the video. The students should get information similar to the information provided in the video (i.e., female/male/baby names, where it lives, what it eats, special features, and the contribution(s) it makes to the farm and to the world). Then, the class s...

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