Download This Lesson: Dairy
Brief Description: Students will be able to look at the origin of dairy cows and the differences between cow breeds. They also will be able to explain the difference between organic and traditional dairy farming. Students will be able to write directions and construct bar graphs while learning about nutrition and composting activities.
- Increase their familiarity with dairy farming and milk.
- Drink milk when it is offered to them.
- Increase their awareness of the environmental benefits of composting.
- Increase their understanding of nutrition.
- Locate the origin of dairy cows on a map
- Identify the breed of cow that produces more milk
- Explain the difference between organic and traditional dairy farming
- Write step by step directions that someone their age could follow for making a dairy fruit smoothie
- Write a paragraph with appropriate punctuation and capitalization
- Construct a bar graph for dairy nutrients
- Participate in composting activities.
- Review points about safety, sanitation, and cooperation
- Introduce dairy
- Background information on dairy farming and milk
- Lessons from the Farm
- Prepare dairy fruit smoothies (Form groups of 4 to 6 students)
- Do compost activity (See compost lesson for mini-lessons)
- Distribute copies of recipe and challenge sheets to students
Other Dairy Activities
Nutrition science lesson
The many forms of milk
Global and regional mapping
Milk fact sheet
Cooking Maine Foods from the Ground Up
(Provided by Maine Nutrition Network)