Q3W3 Dairy Unit Continued (2/9 – 2/12)

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaDairy
Grade Level6th & 7th
Week #Q3W3
Unit of InstructionAgriculture
Standard(s) Taught

Identify the needs of an animal and describe and describe proper care for that animal.

Identify the breeds of livestock important to agriculture.

Describe the uses of livestock and their products.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

This week students will have a better understanding of:

*the importance of milk safety standards

*how those standards are applied at the dairy farm

*how they impact us as the consumer

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers:

Tuesday: What did you find most interesting about the breed of dairy cattle you studied and why?

Wednesday: What are you most looking forward to learning about dairy cattle?

Friday: “When you know better you do better.” What does this quote mean to you?

Assignments Due


This week we are going to focus on milk safety. We will be studying how our dairy products get from the farm to the processing plant and finally to our home in a safe manner. We’ll talk about pasteurization and fermentation and how many times the milk is tested for OUR safety. There will be vocabulary words this week and an experiment. This is how our week will look.

Tuesday: Milk Safety Reading Passage and Vocabulary Words (these should be turned in by the end of class on Tuesday 2/9, Introduction to Stella

Vocabulary words to identify and turn in are: pasteurization, fermentation, sanitation, antibiotic, coagulation, curds, anaerobic, lactation

Wednesday: Lab and Lab Worksheet (this lab worksheet should be turned in at the end of class on Wednesday 2/10)

Friday: Identify questions that you would like asked of a Jersey dairy cattle farmer and F2F to garden (potential questions – at least 1 – should be given to Mrs. Potter by the end of class on Friday, 2/12)

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