Animal Science Choice Board Instructions: You will be required to complete one (1) activity a week. Upload end product to Google Classroom in the appropriate classwork section. Have fun with this! Email with any questions or if you need more information. You may only do each activity once! Each activity is worth 10 points. You may do more activities than needed if you would like to bring up your grade. Animal Handling Demo Take a video or step-by-step photos of demonstrating an animal handling technique. See Google Classroom for handling techniques. Write a reflection on why the technique is needed, when it’s used, and what you learned from this activity. Research-A-Breed Pick an animal that you have at home and research the breed. Highlight key characteristics, common health problems, what breed is commonly used for, etc. If you aren’t sure what breed your pet is, you may pick any breed! Animal Nutrition Evaluate the nutrition plan of your pet or livestock at home. What type of feed do you use? What ingredients are in the feed? Are you surprised by any ingredients? Do you think you feed your animal too much? Too little? What are possible ways you could improve their diets? Animal Food Products Identify at least 5 different food products in your house that contain animals. Try to NOT use typical products like meat (beef, chicken, etc.) Take a picture of each and write a reflection! Vet Science w/ Dr. Pol Watch an episode of Dr. Pol and write about at least 3 different patients he helped and what they needed. Include the season and episode number in your reflection. Build-a-Pen Design an animal pen/cage/hutch for an animal that you currently have at home. Include measurements and any additional features required. This can be a sketched picture, virtual drawing or physical space! Yard Work/Manual Labor Do yard word for a neighbor or family member for a minimum of 1 hour. This could include raking leaves, picking up sticks, cleaning flower beds, etc. Take a before and after picture to upload to GC. Write a reflection of what you did and what you learned. Animal Science Careers Research a career related to Animal Science. Include pay, education requirements, where you can get that job, skills required, etc. Include an education program you could attend to be successful in that program. Include cost information about that education program and requirements for the program. At least 4 paragraphs w/ 6-8 sentences each Community Service Pick up trash for 1 hour along a roadway, at a park, or around town/country. Take a picture of the collected trash and upload to Google Classroom. Write a reflection/plan on how to decrease human waste in our community. Genetic Disease in Animals Research a common genetic disease in one of the following DocTalk on Youtube animals: dogs, Watch an episode of DocTalk cattle, horses, and write(or record) a 4 sheep, or cats. What paragraph summary of what you is a common cause learned. of disease? Can it be prevented? If so, https://www.youtube.com/chan how? What are nel/UCyo5KNmOCiLGZ6lkF2J symptoms? Is it GFUA/videos deathly? Can the animal still live a productive life with the disease? Site sources. Animal Well Being As animal owners, we our goal should be to provide the best life possible. Reflect on things you do to provide your animal(s) the best life possible. Ex: medications, trimming nails, vet appointments, nutrition, etc. Be descriptive! COVID-19 Effect on Agriculture Using credible resources, research 3 ways COVID-19 is impacting agriculture (pos or neg) with one way being related to animals. What do you think this virus means for agriculture? This should be at least 34 6-8 sentence paragraphs. You may video record your reflection. Site sources! Animal Care Plan What would happen if you were not able to take care of your pet? Create a detailed step-bystep instruction plan for someone else if they need to care for your pet. Include measurements for food/water, explain how to locate food or other needed supplies, brand names of food, and any medications for your pet. Virtual Zoo You have just inherited a 50 acre piece of land and are wanting to start your own zoo. Choose 5-10 zoo animals and design your zoo. Include a map, names of the animals, 3-5 facts about each animal, and how to care for them. Be sure to name your zoo! Pet First Aid Kit Put together a first aid kit for your pet(s). You may put pictures into a document, find actual items, or make a detailed list of things you want to include. Be descriptive!