Do You Know Your Moo? - Breakout Box Curriculum
As cities grow, many people move away from an agricultural understanding, even though it is essential to their lives. Kansas is one of the largest beef- and corn-producing states, and agriculture is the largest industry in Kansas. This breakout is designed to provide students basic knowledge of the beef industry, an industry our students should be familiar with. Students will learn about the common breeds of cattle, the beef life cycle, products made from beef, beef cuts, and facts about grain- and grass-finished beef. Many cross-curricular connections can be made using this breakout box activity and teachers are encouraged to adapt this activity to meet their lesson’s objectives and learning outcomes. Starting a lesson with this breakout activity will create general awareness that can lead to more in-depth investigations and activities that will keep the conversation going about the beef industry. A great intro to a STEM activity!
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ContributorsGame Designer – Kansas Beef Council, Kansas Corn Commission and Jessica Sadler
Content Areas – STEM, Agriculture, Corn, Beef, Science
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