BEFORE YOU GO
Interacting with farm animals can teach children about how farm animals live and socialize.
A petting zoo is a facility that keeps domesticated animals and allows visitors to pet them, interact with them, and often feed.
Find out if any students have visited a petting zoo.
Make a list of some of the animals that the students will see at the petting zoo.
Divide students into groups and from the list, assign each group an animal to research.
- Describe the animal assigned
- Why is the animal colored this way?
- What do the animals eat? How do they sleep? What is their exercise? Do they play?
- How do they interact with their family and the other members of their group?
Review student behavior for feeding and petting the animals at the zoo.
Domesticated animals: an animal of a species of vertebrates that has been domesticated by humans so as to live and breed in a tame condition and depend on humankind for survival.
Cub: name of baby animal for bear, lion, tiger, wolf, fox.
Kitten: name of baby animal for a cat
Calf: name of baby animal used for a cow, elk, moose, elephant, reindeer, whale.
Fawn: name of baby animal used for a deer
Puppy: name of baby animal used for a dog, fox, wolf, otter, seal, walrus, mouse, rat.
Duckling: name of baby animal used for a duck.
Kid: name of baby animal used for a goat.
Piglet: name of baby animal used for a pig.
Lamb: name of baby animal for a sheep.
Colt: name of baby animal for a horse.
– Listening skills
– Verbal communication
– Vocabulary development
– Data interpretation
– Information analysis