Apply science concepts to real-life scenarios on the dairy farm through this interactive, engaging lesson series. Discover Dairy features four two-part lesson plans for middle school level students, with each lesson designed to take about 50 minutes of classroom time, plus two optional 30-minute lab opportunities to reinforce concepts learned. Lessons tie into Common CORE and STEM standards for math, science and reading and address concepts such as selective breeding, balanced diets, food safety and chemistry, recycling nutrients, natural and capital resources, and the economy.
Educate students about where their food comes from while also teaching math, science and reading standards. The Discover Dairy Lesson Series is an interactive cross-curricular, multi-leveled program that meets state standards. It is designed to demonstrate where milk comes from and the many ways dairy farms contribute to our world. In 2014, the lessons were rewritten to incorporate Common CORE and STEM standards for math, science and reading. There are four two-part lesson plans for middle school level students, including two optional 30-minute lab opportunities to reinforce concepts learned. The lessons address concepts such as:
- Selective breeding
- Balanced diets
- Food safety
- Recycling nutrients
- Natural and capital resources
The elementary Discover Dairy Lessons are listed below. Each lesson incorporates a variety of STEM and Common Core standards while using various education techniques. To view the lesson, click the link.
Additional enrichment opportunities include a Children’s Literature List, the “Adopt A Cow” year-long program and dairy-focused computer games to reinforce concepts. You can also ask Discover Dairy questions at our “Contact Us” page.