Steer Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal AgricultureEdited by Mandi Bottoms and Sherrie Taylor Vann
January 2013

Grade: 3-5

Standards: Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

This five-lesson unit for grades 3-5 promotes the development of STEM abilities and critical thinking skills, while fostering an appreciation for the people involved in livestock production. The curriculum includes real-life challenges for students to investigate, inquiry-based labs, and opportunities to plan and construct models. Featured careers include animal physiologist, agricultural engineer, range manager, animal nutritionist, and animal geneticist.

Supplemental Content — STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture Videos

Roll of the Genes - Beef Cattle Photos

Brahman

Brahman

Used with permission from American Brahman Breeders Association

Angus

Angus

Used with permission from Gul Livestock, LLC

Brangus

Brangus

Used with permission from The Oaks Farm

Homes on the Range - Game Board Example

Game Board
Game Board

Homes on the Range: An Introduction to California Rangelands PowerPoint