Shauna Roberson
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Middle School, High School
  • Animal Science
  • Disease
  • Injections
  • NE Ag
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    Education Standards

    Giving Injections

    Giving Injections


    In this lesson, students will view a "yuck steak" and identify that the lesion is caused by an injection.  Students will then watch videos on how to administer an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection.  After watching the videos, the student will use the Marcel Marceau e-Moment to mime the procedures.  The students will then practice injections on an orange and cut the orange in half, viewing how the injections disperse throughout the orange.  The students will then video their demonstrations of each injection to submit for grading.

    NE.AFNR.HS.28.5.b or NE.AFNR.HS.29.5.b

    Giving Injections Demonstration

    This is lesson three in the disease unit:

    Lesson One Illness & Diseases in Animals

    Lesson Two Filling a Syringe Demonstration

    In this lesson, students will use a MacBook with Photo Booth to video their demonstrations and then upload to Schoology to submit for grading.  This could be down a variety of devices and programs and could be submitted for grading in varying learning management systems.  ELT, extended learning time, is the thirty minutes before and/or after school.

    Challenge Question: Can you administer subcutaneous and intramuscular injections? 

    Learning Objective: Students will demonstrate how to give subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.

    Interest Approach: Students will view a lesion in a steak and wonder if they can give an injection that does not leave a lesion.

    Included Documents: PowerPoint or Google Slides with teacher's notes and lesson plan.  At the end of the Lesson plan are grading rubric, adapted from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences FFA Veterinary Science: Practicum Rubrics @ 

    Supplies Needed:

    Google Slides/PowerPoint – include a video link and rubric for demonstration
    Student notebooks
    10 cc plastic syringes x 5
    Sterilized Water Vaccination bottle with blue food coloring the water in it
    alcohol swabs
    16 gauge needles
    nitrile gloves
    safety glasses
    Reality Works Calf Simulator if available and/or stuffed animals

    Key Terms: lesion, intramuscular, and subcutaneous

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