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Owl Nest Manager
Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Alpaca
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Systems
  • Bison
  • Exotic Breeds
  • Llama
  • NE Ag
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Ratites
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    Language:
    English
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    Education Standards

    Exploring the Exotic Breeds Industry

    Exploring the Exotic Breeds Industry

    Overview

    This lesson includes lectures discussing raising animals like llama, bison, alpaca, ratites, and an activity researching and planning a profitable business in the exotic breeds industry.  Resource originally from New Mexico Animal, Plant, and Soil Science Lesson Plan Library.

    Exploring the Exotic Breeds Industry

    Materials:

    Access to internet for research

    Lecture materials for students to view (print, smart board, projection)

    Copies of student lab sheet

    Copies of test

     

    Interest Approach:  Ask students to come up with all the exotic animals they have seen and where they saw them.  Let students tell brief stories about visiting zoos or foreign countries.

     

    Overview:  This lesson includes lectures discussing raising animals like llama, bison, alpaca, ratites, and an activity researching and planning a profitable business in the exotic breeds industry.  Resource originally from New Mexico Animal, Plant, and Soil Science Lesson Plan Library.

    2023 Nebraska Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Learning Standards:

    AFNR.HS.29.2.d Apply knowledge of anatomical and physiological characteristics of animals to make production, care, and management decisions.

    AFNR.HS.29.5.d Evaluate various forms of handling and restraining large, small, and exotic animals.

    Essential Question:  How can I raise animals like llama, bison, alpaca, ratites; and how do I know which animal to raise? 

    Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash