Animal Science | National FFA Organization
Sign In

​Animal Science​​​

Animal Science

Aquaculture

Fish Processing

Harvesting

Results Without Jeopardizing Relationships (IA) | (PPT)
Use this LK to correlate harvesting fish from natural waters to getting results from individuals. We want to harvest fish but not to extinct we want results from our team mates without being over bearing.

Making Decisions about Career Paths (all,IA) | (PPT)
When harvesting fish many decisions must be made. What type of fish, how big, how many& How does this relate to the choices and decisions that we need to make about a possible career.

Types of Relationships (2) | (PPT)
Describe the types of relationships and how they relate to the proper methods used in harvesting aquatic products.

Marketing and Sales

Leading Others to Create a Vision (all,IA) | (PPT)
For a business to be successful, the marketing team must have the same vision. The same is true for the FFA chapter. Use LK Lesson and discuss how having a vision can benefit the marketing of an aquaculture business or a FFA chapter.

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (1) | (PPT)
For a business to be successful, the marketing team must have the same vision. The same is true for the FFA chapter. Use LK Lesson and discuss how having a vision can benefit the marketing of an aquaculture business or a FFA chapter.

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (1) | (PPT)
Just as it is important for producers to re-evaluate their production plan it is also important for us to re-evaluate our chapter and personal goals.

Processing

Mobilizing Others to Action (IA) | (PPT)
Producers are motivated to turn raw products into a usable and marketable item. Explore what motivates processors to come up with new and innovative value-added products.

Selecting a Strategy (all,IA)
Use LK to discuss the importance of having a strategy before beginning a project, such as processing fish.

Using Appropriate Language and Humor (2)
Before discussing terms and anatomy that are going to be used in fish processing talk about the importance of using.

Products and By-Products

Conceptualizing Ideas (IA) | (PPT)
New discoveries for by-product use is made daily. Have students brainstorm about inventing new and innovative ways to use their aquacrop and its by-products.

Building Mutual Interest (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how and why it is important to build mutual interest with other people and how this relates to the relationship between products and by-products.

Understanding Common Etiquette (1) | (PPT)
The product that you produce tells people about your business. The etiquette that you practice tells people about you and your personality.

Raising

Identifying Others to Grow and Develop (IA) | (PPT)
Producers must decide on species and identify the individual animals with the most growth potential. Use this LK lesson to make this concept concrete.

Setting Team Expectations (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of having expectations for the product being raised as well as yourself and those around you.

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (1) | (PPT)
Explain how to motivate students to grow into a productive citizen as compared to the techniques and procedures used in growing an aquatic product.

Introduction to Aquaculture

Careers

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (all,IA) | (PPT)
What risks and rewards are there to choosing and perusing a career? Why do people leave home? How do we analyze upcoming change to aide us in making the right decision?

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities (IA) | (PPT)
Establish what goals are appropriate for a career choice in the aquaculture industry.

Interviewing Techniques (all,IA) | (PPT)
Why do employers interview? How do we prepare for an interview? Use the LK to prepare students for an interview in their classroom careers.

History

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace (1) | (PPT)
Develop a list of technological equipment in aquaculture. Discuss what it was like to embrace the new technology as it was being introduced into aquaculture.

Using Creativity (IA) | (PPT)
What was the need for creating aquaculture? The pioneers of aquaculture envisioned a readily available, affordable supply of fresh fish your life and the vision you have for your future.

Developing a Resume (all,IA) | (PPT)
Correlate the components and types of resumes to the events leading up to the domestication of animals. Show the relationship by preparing an individual resume showing the chronological history of each.

Laws and Regulations

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw the connection between ethical and unethical behaviors and consequences of not following government regulations.

The Benefits of Goal Setting (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of goal setting in relation to laws and regulations. What are the benefits of goal setting? And of laws and regulations? How are laws and regulations developed? Much like goals are.

Building a Relationship with a Mentor/Coach (IA) | (PPT)
The legalities of business are often passed from more experienced individuals to the new-comers. Develop the mentoring concept among students by establishing a mentoring program between upperclassmen with successful SAEs and those who are just starting.

Production Systems

Brackish

Conflict Resolution Techniques (IA) | (PPT)
Where salt and fresh water meet there is the potential for conflict for individual species. Discuss the solutions that nature has developed for these species and how the concept can be applied to a persons life.

Advancing a Career (1) | (PPT)
Just as the area of saltwater and freshwater meet and converge, compare factors in which people choose and advance in a career.

Equipment

Developing Partners for Your FFA Chapter (all,IA) | (PPT)
Explore how each partner is necessary for a successful FFA chapter just as each piece of equipment is necessary for a successful aquafarm.

Keeping a Job (1) | (PPT)
What would cause a piece of equipment to be replaces? Correlate this with the difference between keeping and losing a job.

Leadership Styles (2) | (PPT)
Use LK to discuss the different types of aquatic systems and their proper uses as compared to the different types of leadership styles.

Facilities

Identify Resources for Continued Growth (IA) | (PPT)
As a production operation grows, so does the requirement for facilities. Correlate the students understanding of assets and using what youve got to be successful.

Developing Common Purpose on Teams (1) | (PPT)
Correlate the benefits of a team having a common purpose and how this is related to facilities and their uses.

Record Keeping (1)
Parallel how facilities and record books must be kept neat, accurate, and up-to-date.

Freshwater

Involvement in Community (1) | (PPT)
Describe what a community is and how it relates to freshwater habitats that are seen in the aquaculture industry.

Meeting New People (1) | (PPT)
Introduce the different types of freshwater fish as though you are introducing your students to new people.

Appreciating Differences in People (IA) | (PPT)
Each production system has its merits and limitations but should be appreciated for individual uses just as people should.

Saltwater

Life Balance (1) | (PPT)
Justify how life balance may be seen in a saltwater habitat and how each species of animals play an important part in the balance.

Collaborative Relationships (IA) | (PPT)
Explore the collaborative relationship between man and nature through the balance of over capture harvesting of salt water crops and sustainable capture.

Reproduction and Physiology

External Anatomy

Defining Teamwork (1) | (PPT)
Discuss the different ways that external anatomy works together both as a group and a team.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (IA) | (PPT)
Each external feature of an aquacrop serves a valuable function in the overall health of the species just as all people have talent and strength to contribute.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (1) | (PPT)
Compare how individual talents and strengths can be correlated to encompass the animal or individual as a whole.

Internal Anatomy

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (3) | (PPT)
Connect how character and integrity of an individual relate to the internal anatomy. Relate that each organ makes up the whole animal just as the individual compensate of our character makes us who we are.

Valuing My Contributions (IA) | (PPT)
Compare how the inner systems of aquacrops is similar to how groups and individuals contribute to their school, family, and community.

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the different pathways of the internal anatomy to the different pathways of agriculture, food, and natural.

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Just as nutrition is needed for proper growth, associate how nutrition and personal growth are related.

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (IA) | (PPT)
All species except humans choose nutritional foods instinctively, aide students in learning to choose a healthy lifestyle instinctually.

Responding to Audience Feedback (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as it is important for producers to adapt to the nutritional needs of fish, it is equally important for people to examine types of feed back and adapt to that which is positive.

Reproduction and Physiology

External Anatomy

Defining Teamwork (1) | (PPT)
Discuss the different ways that external anatomy works together both as a group and a team.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (IA) | (PPT)
Each external feature of an aquacrop serves a valuable function in the overall health of the species just as all people have talent and strength to contribute.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (1) | (PPT)
Compare how individual talents and strengths can be correlated to encompass the animal or individual as a whole.

Internal Anatomy

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (3) | (PPT)
Connect how character and integrity of an individual relate to the internal anatomy. Relate that each organ makes up the whole animal just as the individual compensate of our character makes us who we are.

Valuing My Contributions (IA) | (PPT)
Compare how the inner systems of aquacrops is similar to how groups and individuals contribute to their school, family, and community.

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the different pathways of the internal anatomy to the different pathways of agriculture, food, and natural.

Nutrition and Health

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Just as nutrition is needed for proper growth, associate how nutrition and personal growth are related.

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (IA) | (PPT)
All species except humans choose nutritional foods instinctively, aide students in learning to choose a healthy lifestyle instinctually.

Responding to Audience Feedback (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as it is important for producers to adapt to the nutritional needs of fish, it is equally important for people to examine types of feed back and adapt to that which is positive.

Reproduction

How Organizations Are Structured--National, State and Local (all,IA) | (PPT)
Illustrate how the reproductive system has individual organs that must contribute 100% to be successful in continuing the species just as organizations have parts that are essential to be successful.

The Need for Communication to Influence Others (2)
Compare how hormones can be connected to persuasive communication to influence others or a system.

Conversations in Groups (2)
Compare the hormonal communication occurring between body systems during gestation to how we can converse in groups to get our message across.

Water Quality

Nutrients

Motivation Factors (3) | (PPT)
Assess how individual factors of motivation are associated with the proper nutrition and growth of aquatic animals.

Defining Personal Growth (all,IA) | (PPT)
Without proper nutrients aquatic life will not grow properly, just as personal growth requires proper health, time management, etc.

pH

Factors of Self-image (3) | (PPT)
Discuss factors that contribute to a positive self-image and how it relates to obtaining the proper pH and how it affects the growth of an animal or the individual.

Dealing with a Range of Emotions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as pH must be kept in a certain range to maintain proper conditions for aquatic life relate this to the importance of counseling in the lives of students to help deal with emotions in their lives.

Pollution

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (IA) | (PPT)
Research the steps aquaculture producers are taking to reduce pollution in their area and present your findings to service organizations.

The Benefits of Goal Setting (2) | (PPT)
Differentiate between the different type of goals and the types of pollution. Show how they are related and the positive and negative unattainable affects of each.

Seeking Counseling (all,IA) | (PPT)
Knowing that counseling is helpful. Discuss the importance of counseling in the life of students to help prevent them from polluting their lives. Compare this to ways that aquatic environments can get polluted.

Temperature

Managing Change in Your Career (all,IA) | (PPT)
Parallel the importance of comparing and analyzing change in your career to the importance of analyzing temperature change in an aquaculture system.

Positive and Negative Influence (1) | (PPT)
Correlate how temperature plays an important role in the production of aquatic products and how positive and negative influences affects an individual.



Equine Science

Conformation and Evaluation

Breeds and Uses

Leadership Styles (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw parallel between different breeds and different leadership styles. Not one breed type/ leadership style is better than another, but each breed type/ style is needed for different uses and needs of producers.

Defining Roles on Teams (all,IA) | (PPT)
Why are there different breeds of horses? Do they each serve a different purpose? Correlate this to the reasons and purposes of the POA committee.

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (2) | (PPT)
Understand the value of cultural identities in a society as it is related to the breeds of horses and their use.

Colors and Markings

The Role of an Individual in an Organization (2) | (PPT)
Show the relationship of the importance of the FFA Official Dress and how it is seen as a symbol to every day people. Just as the Official Dress is seen by people, color and markings of a horse is an important issue to understanding its identity.

First Impressions (1,IA) | (PPT)
Looks can be deceiving, but how we are dressed or how a horse is marked gives us our first impression. Connect the idea that first impressions are imperative, the way you dress, act, communicate, just as evaluating a horse your first impression can mean a lot.

Being Honest with Myself and Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Color and markings have no bearing on conformation or performance. Correlate this to how outward appearance of individuals has no relation to an individuals potential.

External Anatomy

Factors of Self-image (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw the correlation between factors that help improve self-image and learning the part of the anatomy. Many factors make up our self-image other than our outside appearance just as there are many things that hold the external anatomy together.

Showing Respect (2) | (PPT)
While discussing external anatomy ask what happens if a component is injured? Relate this to handicapped individuals. How can we show them deserved respect and still help accommodate their needs.

Selection and Judging

Seeking Positive Relationships (1,IA) | (PPT)
Correlate the idea of selecting the right horse for correctness of conformation and other factors, to selecting relationships based on positive factors that will help them succeed. Connect equine selection criteria to characteristics of positive relationships.

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (2) | (PPT)
Explain how values, beliefs, character, and integrity can be related to the selection, conformation, performance, and faults of animal while judging an individual or horse.

Setting Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as we must prioritize traits while judging a horse so must we prioritize our needs while setting goals.

Soundness

Opportunities to Serve Others (3) | (PPT)
Identify barriers that one is faced with while trying to serve others just as the soundness of a horse can be a barrier in which it is faced with while being of service to an individual. Just as the nucleus controls the cell, the action and outcomes of individuals are related to nonverbal communications.

Earning Trust (1,IA) | (PPT)
Just as soundness is The Key to equine conformation so is trust in relationships. Have students correlate that a sound horse is a good horse and a trusting relationship is a sound relationship.

Defining Responsibility (all,IA) | (PPT)
It is the responsibility of the buyer to determine soundness. This may be done with a pre-purchase veterinary exam. How does this correlate to the need of research before making a major purchase vs. decision?

Genetics

Chromosomes and Genes

Results Without Jeopardizing Relationships (1,IA) | (PPT)
In breeding programs we want a certain end product. How do we carefully manage our decisions as to not end up with freaks to other genetic abnormalities?

The Need for Leaders (all,IA)
Just as there is a need for leaders in an organization. Relate how leaders are tied to an organization just as chromosomes are linked to the genetic traits of an animal (dominance vs. recessive)

Components of the Communication Process (2) | (PPT)
Identify the barriers faced between verbal and nonverbal communication and how it related to the communication aspects between genes and chromosomes. Just as the nucleus controls the cell, the actions and outcomes of individuals are related to nonverbal communications.

Color Prediction

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (1) | (PPT)
Compare how color predictions is correlated with the ability to assess the strengths of others just as some colors carry a dominance over others.

Using Creativity (all,IA) | (PPT)
By using creative thought, form a prediction of what color a new individual may be when crossing horses of different colors. Compare these prediction with the phenotype of possibilities discovered by using the Punnett Square.

The Importance of Attitude (IA) | (PPT)
Link the colors of horses to attitudes. Certain horse colors or patterns are worth a lot more than other, just as certain attitudes have more value (Ex. Happy, cooperative, understanding, joyful, etc.) and others have less value (anger, hate, disgust, etc.).

Heredity or Environment

How Organizations Are Structured--Components of a Local Program (IA) | (PPT)
Show the relationship of intercurricular and extracurricular activities and how it is tied into the effects that heredity and environment have on the genetics of a horse by showing how different activities are considered extra and intercurricular.

The Need for Leaders (IA) | (PPT)
Pose the question, Are leaders born or developed? Tie in the connection between born characteristics and tendencies (heredity), to being trained and developed (environmental factors) as a leader. Great leaders were not born they were developed!

The Importance of Attitude (all,IA) | (PPT)
Attitude plays an important role in our lives. Discuss how heredity or environment may affect of an individual. (abuse leads to aggression)

Mules

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (1,3) | (PPT)
What does it mean to be a mule? Tie the connection between specialty animals and their owners being advocates for that specific species. Individuals involved in specific industries are always the best advocates due to experience. Ag must have advocates to succeed.

Strategies to Include Others on Teams (1) | (PPT)
Note the need to include others on teams and how this plays an important role in need to include the mule within the equine species. The mule sometimes is considered an outcast just as some individuals feel on a team.

Coping with Adversity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Mules have long been the symbol of rough pack animals that can handle the roughest trails. How do we compare to mules in handling adversity? Are we as sure footed?

Mutations

Capitalizing on the Strengths of Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Organisms that mutate do so for survival, they take the best qualities that make them unique and develop them. By capitalizing on the strength of others, in a sense we mutate our organization so that it becomes stronger.

Health and Nutrition

Basic First Aid

Earning Trust (3) | (PPT)
Describe how individuals gain trust through helping care for animals by understanding the aspects of basic first aid. And showing compassion to individuals.

Diseases and Parasites

Factors of Self-image (2) | (PPT)
Describe the positive and negative aspects of diseases and how they relate to the positive and negative aspects of the way people view themselves.

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (IA) | (PPT)
Just as inappropriate behaviors are detrimental to society. Just as parasites and diseases are detrimental to a host.

Elements of the Change Process (all,IA,1) | (PPT)
Discuss how disease and parasites affect the host. Relate this to how the positives and negatives of change affects the individual.

Feeds and Feeding

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Explain how proper nutrition is related to growth and development and how it is associated to personal growth.

Using Study Skills (1,2) | (PPT)
If you know how to feed your horse but dont, your horse will not be healthy or productive, If one doesnt know how to study your grades will suffer. Use this lesson to tie in using good study skills to being successful with feeding programs.

Planning a Service Project (all,IA,1,3) | (PPT)
Just as proper nutrition is needed for a healthy horse. Discuss the nutritional needs of people and have the FFA chapter could make a positive difference in their community by planning a community food drive that improves the nutrition and health of all individuals involved.

Parasite Control

Selecting a Strategy (1)
Discuss the application of selecting the proper method of parasite control. Which method will work best in a given situation?

Reproduction

Foaling

Becoming a Mentor to Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
The mare is a mentor to the foal it follows her everywhere. Just as advanced members need to serve as mentors for young FFA members.

Developing Innovative SAEs (1) | (PPT)
Just as new and innovative ideas with SAEs are a struggle for most of us, show the relationship or birth of a new SAE can be related to the birth of a new individual.

Creating Timelines (1,2) | (PPT)
Timing is everything. Connect the link between creating a timeline and sticking to it to get producing a foal. You know the gestation length and all that needs to be done to end up with a healthy colt.

Gestation

Developing Partners for Your FFA Chapter (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as the animal develops over the course of the 11 months of gestation, the partners that are developed for the chapter take time to nurture and grow.

Opportunities for Accomplishment in Organizations (2) | (PPT)
Identify opportunities for accomplishments in an organization and show a relationship with the stages that animals goes through during gestation. (i.e.. Short Term Goals, Mid-range Goals, Long Term Goals)

Dealing with a Range of Emotions (2,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the wide array of emotions a new expecting mother goes through during her gestation and how she deals with them to how to properly deal with emotions on a daily basis by all individuals.

Pedigree Selection

The Need for Leaders (2)
Compare the aspects of pedigree selection with those that justifies the need for leaders just as choosing the right sire for your breeding program.

Seeking Counseling (all,IA) | (PPT)
Link the need for information and knowledge for producer, on bloodlines, studs, breeding fees, pedigrees, etc., to the need to seek counseling from qualified individuals when circumstances of life arise and information and knowledge is needed.

Identifying Philosophies of Leadership (2) | (PPT)
Selection of animals can be like identifying philosophies of leadership, both require a careful examination of the details. You will choose a pedigree based on characteristic desired just as you will determine a philosophy of leadership for a situation.

Reproductive Anatomy

Becoming a Mentor to Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
The mare is a mentor to the foal it follows her everywhere. Just as advanced members need to serve as mentors for young FFA members.

Developing Innovative SAEs (1)
Just as new and innovative ideas with SAEs are a struggle for most of us, show the relationship or birth of a new SAE can be related to the birth of a new individual.

Creating Timelines (1,2) | (PPT)
Timing is everything. Connect the link between creating a timeline and sticking to it to get producing a foal. You know the gestation length and all that needs to be done to end up with a healthy colt.

Training and General Maintenance

Equitation

Enjoying the Ride (FFA and SAEs) (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as someone has to properly select the saddle/ bit for the job so do we in FFA when choosing an SAE. It must meet the needs, desires and goals of the individual just as the proper saddle must fit the individual and the horse.

Cooperative Relationships (1) | (PPT)
In order for the horse and rider to cooperate they must build a relationship that is continually built on trust and understanding just as people must develop cooperative relationships in order to accomplish tasks.

Presentation Tips--Voice and Non-verbals (all,IA) | (PPT)
There is a unique relationship between horse and rider that is developed based on verbal (whoa) and nonverbal (pulling back on the reins) communication in order to achieve the desired outcome. Compare that to the need for verbal and nonverbal communication within groups and how we read those forms of communication.

Marking and Identification

Professional Ethics and Personal Character (1,2) | (PPT)
The markings of a horse add to its personality and determine its character. What are the markings of your character?

How Organizations Create Culture, Brand and Traditions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the different marking and identifications of horses to how powerful names and markings are in our culture. (Ex. Nike-swoosh, John Deere-Green, Gatorade-Sports, All the FFA emblems and what they symbolize)

Decision Making in Groups (all,IA) | (PPT)
Most livestock operations decide collectively how to mark or identify their animals. These decisions are based on past practices, current technology, and beliefs of the group. What are the past practices and beliefs that define your chapter. How do we make decision in our chapter.

Shoeing and Hoof Care

Mobilizing Others to Action (3) | (PPT)
When you take care of the hoof and the horse is sound they are able to move forward and cover found. Just as a team needs to be equipped with skills in order to move forward.

Cooperative Relationships (2) | (PPT)
Discuss how proper hoof care and shoeing are related to the importance of cooperation in a relationship. Just as a horseman must take care of the hoof in order for proper shoeing.

Tack and Equipment

Developing Partners for Your FFA Chapter (1) | (PPT)
Describe how and why developing partners can strength you program by showing the relationship that each new partner brings to the program with the basic tack and equipment used in equitation. (i.e.. Ideas-Bits)

Effective Listening Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
Tack and equipment are essential to effective horsemanship, Listening skills are essential to effective leadership.

Travel and Dining Etiquette (1,2) | (PPT)
Make the connection between tack and equipment to the utensils and practices used in etiquette. (Ex. Different saddles and bridles to table settings and uses.)

Weaning and Castration

Demonstrating Compassion for Others (2) | (PPT)
Understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate acts of compassion as to understanding why we as agriculturalist decide why we incorporate these management practices.

Demonstrating Empathy (IA) | (PPT)
This lesson could be a tear-jerker. Seriously, draw the connection for students to show empathy to those in bad circumstances, home-lives, health situation, financial crunches, etc.



General Animal Science

Animal Genetics

Animal Breeding Systems

Understanding Self-worth (3) | (PPT)
Just as there are advantage and disadvantages of different breeds and species that determine the worth of an animal to be used in a breeding system, there are factors that increased/decrease ones perception of self worth.

Meeting New People (1) | (PPT)
Develop appreciation for the differences in breeding systems just as the differences in people should be appreciated.

Issues in Animal Genetics

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (1) | (PPT)
Choose an animal science genetic issues to research and have the students present their finding to a community group.

Principles of Inheritance

Capitalizing on the Strengths of Others (2) | (PPT)
Identify the desirable traits that produces wish to have in offspring just as environmental factors can affect a persons self image.

Human Potential (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate how we define, identify, and hypothesize human potential with the steps that are used in determining the potential of crossing animals.

Animal Health

Diseases

Factors of Self-image (2) | (PPT)
Explore how diseases and parasites can be viewed harmful or beneficial just as environmental factors can be affect a persons self image.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Animal Scientists study diseases and parasites according to their similarities (host, area of infection, etc.) and their differences (bacteria, viral, symbiotic, etc) Explore how people are similar and unique.

Health Management

Leadership Styles (2) | (PPT)
Draw a correlation between the 5 leadership styles, their strengths, and their challenges with the modes of administrating medicine to livestock as well as the positive and challenges of each mode.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Herd health management is dictated by the differences in species and end products. Illustrate how the differences in people dictate how situations, schools, and communities dictate management skills.

Modifying and Evaluating Actions (1) | (PPT)
Health management practices must be continually evaluated and modified in order to address disease and parasite infection and potential invasions. Develop students abilities to develop solutions, move to action , evaluate progress and make any modifications.

Methods of Drug Administration

Seeking Positive Relationships (1) | (PPT)
Positive relationships include respect and trust, explore ways to gain respect and trust of an animal in order to administer medication.

Earning Trust (2) | (PPT)
Show how the inappropriate methods of drug administration can be determined just as in appropriate actions can cause distrust and harm an individual.

Pests and Parasites

Why Individuals Get Involved in Organizations (1) | (PPT)
Identify the motivation of individuals to join organization in order to help students understand why a pest or parasite choose a particular host.

Identifying Problems Correctly (1) | (PPT)
Correctly identifying a pest is paramount to animal health. Aid students in developing a system of problem solving to help them correctly identify problems in livestock as well as their personal lives.

Evaluation and Selection

EPDs

Applying Critical Thinking (all,IA) | (PPT)
Use critical thinking skills to evaluate EPDs for building a herd based on prioritized characteristics.

Exotic Animals

Trying New Ideas (2) | (PPT)
Describe the different aspects of alternative livestock and how it relates to trying new ideas. This will allow students to become familiar with a new area of livestock and show them that the animal industry isnt just the traditional animals.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate the exotic breeds and their contributions to the animal industry to the ways different individuals contribute to society.

Selecting Replacements

Understanding Ways People Are Different (2) | (PPT)
Selecting herd replacement requires evaluating differences between animals and appreciating those differences. Apply this appreciation to personal relationships.

Terminology

Understanding the Role of Responsible Citizens (3) | (PPT)
Just as there is proper way to handle animals that are humane, there is proper etiquette to be used in certain social settings.

Using Key Messages (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate the importance of developing key messages to the importance of using proper terminology related to the evaluation of livestock when expressing oral reasons.

Introduction to Animal Science

Careers

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (all,IA) | (PPT)
The animals science industry is a dynamic and changing career opportunity. Have students research related job opportunities and discuss how they have changed in the past and speculate how they will change in the future.

Career Opportunities in Agriculture (IA) | (PPT)
Using an electronic media have students research careers related to the animal science field.

Defining Career Success (1) | (PPT)
Relate and identify the skills needed to be successful in an animal science career.

Handling

Keeping a Job (1) | (PPT)
Explain how selection of equipment can be related to employability skills. When handling animals one must be skilled in various method of approach. Tie the skills needed with handling animals to those of skills needed to be employable.

Understanding Common Etiquette (3) | (PPT)
Relate the skills needed for proper etiquette and social conduct to the skills needed for handling livestock.

History

Developing a Resume (all,IA) | (PPT)
Correlate the components and types of resumes to the events leading up to the domestication of animals. Show the relationship by preparing an individual resume showing the chronological history of each.

The Origins of Organizations (1) | (PPT)
Relate the origin of breeds to the beginning of the FFA. Be sure to highlight the important milestone in each area through time. Relate the advantages of each breed to the milestones and attributes of FFA.

FFA Opportunities (3)
Relate the potential barriers of being an active FFA member to the barriers that have happened in the history of the Animal Science Industry. EX. Misconceptions of FFA to public health scares.

Housing and Equipment

Developing a Plan Using Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare prioritizing, identifying, and writing goals as if you were completing a farm plan that included housing and equipment.

Accountability on Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
How are you accountable for our chapter facilities and equipment? What must be done on a team to ensure that all participating? All members must be accountable in order accomplish a task just as construction workers are accountable for the quality of facility they put up.

Marketing of Animal Products

Animal Rights/ Animal Welfare

Creating a Personal Vision (IA)
Analyze the components of a personal vision and compare to the vision of animal rights group. Get on the PETA website and determine their potential impact.

Applying Conflict Resolution Techniques (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the skills needed to resolve conflicts within groups or with individuals and apply it to handling an issue with an animal rights activist.

Evaluating Potential Impacts (all,IA) | (PPT)
Explore potential impacts of animal rights issues. Take each issue and evaluate its impact to the environment and people.

Environmental Impact

Results Without Jeopardizing Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Your long time friend and neighbor has gotten a little sloppy in the management of his feedlot, Determine the possible solutions with out jeopardizing the relationship between you and your neighbor.

Opportunities for Influence in Organizations (3) | (PPT)
We have the opportunity to influence an environment in order to maintain and preserve it. How will you influence your environment? How will you influence your FFA chapter?

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
After discussing the environmental effects of agriculture, use LK lesson to discuss the students responsibility and accountability in regards to pollution and their everyday lives.

Ethics in Animal Agriculture

Critical Thinking Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
Use the critical thinking guidelines to lead students through a discussion about the ethical dilemmas involved in animal agriculture. Challenge students to remove themselves from their own emotions to see all sides.

Professional Ethics and Personal Character (3) | (PPT)
Relate personal and professional ethics to the showmanship of animals.

Laws and Regulations

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw the connection between ethical and unethical behaviors and consequences of not following government regulations.

Seeking Counseling (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate the situations where seeking counsel from others is beneficial when developing new markets and products. What questions would you ask to help establish the new market or product.

Resources Available (all,IA) | (PPT)
Explore the skills needed to locate resources on specific laws or regulations that relate to animal production.

Types of Marketing

Developing Innovative SAEs (all,IA)
Discuss the types of marketing and give examples of each. Using these examples to brainstorm, come up with innovative SAEs that may be developed in your area and how they may be marketed.

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (1) | (PPT)
Describe how honesty as a character trait is important for an individual to have in the market place.

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (IA) | (PPT)
Relate the 4 Ps of marketing to the four elements of leadership.

Nutrition

Balancing Rations

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)

Life Balance (all,IA) | (PPT)

Digestive System

Beginning Conversations (1)
Correlate how the parts of the digestive system are related to the components of beginning a conversation. (i.e.. Mouth-Introduction)

Feed Nutrients and Additives

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Just as nutrition is needed for proper growth, associate how nutrition and personal growth are related.

Life Balance (3) | (PPT)
Identify how a balanced life can be correlated to the proper amounts of nutrients and additives needed to obtain a healthy lifestyle.

Trying New Ideas (1) | (PPT)
When balancing feed rations, every animals needs the proper amount of nutrients they maybe accomplished using additives. Associate how the need for new activities or enrich or balance ones life.

Reproduction and Physiology

External Anatomy

Understanding Creativity (all,IA) | (PPT)
While discussing external anatomy relates the change in physical appearance throughout and animal life. How does this relate to the changes in our idea beliefs and perceptions throughout our life?

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (1) | (PPT)
Compare how individual talents and strengths can be correlated to encompass the animals external anatomy in showing the relationship of how external characteristics develop the whole individuals.

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how risky behaviors (disabilities, car wrecks) can have an adverse affect on a persons external appearance.

Hormones

Motivation Factors (2) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between the factors that increase and decrease ones motivation and how they are related to hormones and the effects that they have on an individual.

Internal Anatomy

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (3) | (PPT)
Connect how character and integrity of an individual relate to the internal anatomy. Relate that each organ makes up the whole animal just as the individual compensate of our character makes us who we are.

Building Mutual Interest (all,IA) | (PPT)
What is the function of arteries 9 take blood to organs? What is the function of the veins ( bring blood to the heart)? In what areas of our lives do we lace the opportunities to form similar mutual interest.

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Reinforce the need for healthy lifestyles and how risk behaviors can be avoided. Discuss how risk behaviors can affect the systems of the body.

Reproductive Anatomy

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (all,IA) | (PPT)
Describe the reproductive tract and how it relates to the responsibility and accountability of an individual and the choices they make. You need to be responsible and accountable for your actions.



Livestock Management

Anatomy and Physiology

Body System

Dealing with Non-team Players (1,2) | (PPT)
Show the importance of all systems working together to accomplish a goal. What is the goal of a body system (survival) what happens when a team member quits (organ failure)? Relate this to the what happens when you have non-team player on your team. What happens to the goals of the team?

The Role of Physical Activity in Personal Success (all,IA) | (PPT)
How the body systems strengthened or conditioned? Why so physical activity important to a healthy life style?

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how risky behaviors (disabilities, car wrecks) can have an adverse affect on a persons external appearance.

Using Appropriate Language and Humor (1) | (PPT)
When discussing anatomy it is important to use the appropriate terms just like if your were working in a medical field. Not using the proper terms and terminology can get you fired.

External Anatomy

Defining Personal Growth (IA) | (PPT)
While discussing external anatomy relates the change in physical appearance throughout and animal life. How does this relate to the changes in our idea beliefs and perceptions throughout our life?

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (1) | (PPT)
When selecting show animal what are you looking for? What physical traits did the grand champion have? What are your strengths that you can develop to make you a champion.

Internal Anatomy

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (3) | (PPT)
Why is the integrity of internal organs important? What happens if a organ integrity is compromised? Complete this to the importance of maintaining personal character?

Showing Respect (2) | (PPT)
Each organ in they body looks different but carries out a function essential to survival. Each organs deserves respect for the contributions it make no matter how small. How does this relate to our chapter?

Facilities and Equipment

Barns

A Lifetime of Service to Others (1) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between the different types of barns and the different levels of service. Ask: What type of barn would fit under the different levels of service?

Developing a Plan Using Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare prioritizing, identifying, and writing goals to steps of building barns and farm plans.

Levels of Teamwork (all,IA) | (PPT)
Using the example of a barn raising, recognize different levels of teamwork required to arrive at an end product.

Fencing

Strategic Thinking and Planning (all,IA) | (PPT)
To enhance student knowledge in strategic thinking and planning skills prior to a large project, such as fencing.

Collaborative Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Recognize that collaborative relationships needed to work when building property boundaries.

The Importance of Attitude (1,2) | (PPT)
Make the connection between types of fences and proper installation and behaviors and attitudes of individuals.

Handling and Equipment

Keeping a Job (1) | (PPT)
Explain how selection of equipment can be related to employability skills. When handling animals one must be skilled in various method of approach. Tie the skills needed with handling animals to those of skills needed to be employable.

Earning Trust (2,3) | (PPT)
In showing swine you must develop trust with animal so that its not afraid of you and will handle easier in the show arena. How does this relate to earning the trust o team members to achieve a objective.

Pasture/ Range Management

Using Evaluation and Reflection (3) | (PPT)
While discussing range/pasture evaluate why it is important to evaluate yourself and your actions for personal growth.

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
Why is it important to carefully manage range lands (present over grazing)? If you over graze you will be held accountable for the distraction of the range. What actions are you held accountable for?

The Value of Diversity on Teams (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as pastures has a diverse plant population, a team also has a diverse population. What are the challenges and values of a diverse team, or pasture.

Transportation

Role of Spiritual Belief System in Personal Mission (2,3) | (PPT)
Transportation like a belief system helps get us from one point to another. Show the relationship of our spiritual beliefs and how it relates to a transportation system. i.e. a well defined belief system runs smoothly like a well organized weigh-in at county fair.

Philosophies of Leadership (2) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between types of transportation and the philosophies of leadership and how they relate to each other. (i.e. starting small as a business and growing as industry and individuals.

Nutrition and Health

Basic First Aid

Leader-follower Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between a farmer and a leader. A farmer must take care of his animals (followers) to realize a profit. A leader must take care of his/her numbers to get anything accomplished.

Diseases

My Decisions and the Opinions of Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as you would seek the counsel of a Vet when diagnose and treatment of an animal disease so to it is important to seek counsel when addressing and solving personal problems.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Each disease needs a different set of environmental conditions in order to thrive. How is this similar to people in a group? Different individuals require different and tasks and environments to be able to rise to their full potential.

Modifying and Evaluating Actions (1) | (PPT)
Some actions prevent disease. Discuss how we are able to modify and evaluate actions of individuals and compare actions used to prevent diseases. (i.e. biosecurity used on swine operations)

Factors of Self-image (2) | (PPT)
Explore how diseases and parasites can be viewed harmful or beneficial just as environmental factors can be affect a persons self image.

Environmental Disorders

Results Without Jeopardizing Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
You and your brothers hog pens are next to each other, He isnt keeping his pen clean and flies are becoming=coming a problem. How can you address the situation and get the pen chanced without jeopardizing your relationship.

Opportunities for Influence in Organizations (3) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between environmental disorders and how influence is attained through the FFA by showing the relationship of how negative problems can be changed to a positive solution.

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
After discussing the environmental effects of agriculture. Use LK lesson to discuss the students responsibility and accountability in regards to pollution and their everyday lives.

Feeds and Feeding

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Explain how proper nutrition is related to growth and development and how it is associated to personal growth.

Planning a Service Project (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as proper nutrition is needed for a healthy horse. Discuss the nutritional needs of people and have the FFA chapter could make a positive difference in their community by planning a community food drive that improves the nutrition and health of all individuals involved.

Diseases and Parasites

Elements of the Change Process | (PPT)
Discuss how disease and parasites affect the host. Relate this to how the positives and negatives of change affects the individual.

Safety Techniques

Chemical Safety

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Improper use of chemicals in the livestock industry can lead to far reaching consequences. Have students research various chemical labels for safety appeal and application rates and disposal methods, contamination treatments.

Life Balance (all,IA) | (PPT)
While discussing the importance of proper mixing techniques, draw a parallel to proper balance of priorities and time. Ask: How would imbalance in these situations be bad?

Hazards and Safety

The Consequences of Ethics (1) | (PPT)
Hazards are easily identified but requires effort to guard against. Explore the ethical aspects of preventing hazardous situations for personal safety and the rewards of prevention.

Effective Listening Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how effective listening skills on the job can help avoid accidental injury as a result of carelessness and lack of communication.

Types of Injury

Showing Compassion to Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
You have raised the perfect show hog for your county fair. One week before the show your hog slices its ribcage open on a rusty piece of tin. Antibiotics are injected to prevent infections but you will not be able to show or sell it (withdrawal). What do you do and why?

Demonstrating Compassion for Others (2) | (PPT)
Demonstrate the relationship between compassion and administering basic first aid Practice treating pretend injuries on livestock (i.e. wound dressing, splints, ointment dressing)

Zoonose

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (all,IA) | (PPT)
Zoonoses are opportunistic and adaptable vectors. If producers change sound safety practices, they will seize the day and infect new human host. Develop ways to offset the risk of infection as management practices change.



Small Animal Care and Production

Companion Animals

Facilities and Equipment

Recruiting FFA Members (all,IA) | (PPT)
Before building facilities and purchasing equipment a producer must identify the species to grow and cultural requirements to meet personal growth and take steps to meet their needs.

Accountability on Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
Construction crews are responsible and accountable for the quality of a structure. Relate how members and officers are responsible and accountable for the quality of their FFA chapter. How are you accountable for our chapter facilities and equipment?

Nutrition

Managing Change in Your Career (1,2) | (PPT)
Often nutritional programs must be changed because the animals are not performing to their full potential. Illustrate how individuals may need to change career in order to realize their full potential.

Defining Personal Growth (2) | (PPT)
Explain how proper nutrition is related to growth and development and how it is associated to personal growth.

Life Balance (all,IA) | (PPT)
When discussing the need to have proper balance of nutrients, draw parallel to the proper balance of priorities.

Species and Breeds

Opportunities to Serve Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Outline the qualities of service animals (seeing-eye dogs, primates for paraplegics) that make them ideal for aiding special needs individuals. Relate this to the characteristics of FFA that make it a perfect organization to serve agriculture students.

Understanding Self-worth (3) | (PPT)
Just as there are advantages and disadvantages common to particular species, there are factors that increase/decrease ones perception of self-worth.

Setting Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Select a small animal by determining the proper breed that best suits the family. Follow the steps of goal setting to accomplish this goal (ex set attainable goals with understanding the proper grooming and maintenance of the animal financial responsibility.

Training

Techniques for Handling Change (1)
Compare how techniques and attitudes about change can be useful while training pets. All pets learn at different rates.

How Does FFA Apply to My Life? (all,IA)
Using the proper steps and techniques in the training of pets, show how the FFA provides ideas and training to develop premier leadership and personal growth.

Health

Diseases and Parasites

Enjoying the Ride (FFA and SAEs) (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how disease and parasites affect the host. Relate this to how the positives and negatives of change affects the individual.

Factors of Self-image | (PPT)
Describe the positive and negative aspects of diseases and parasites and how they relate to the positive and negative aspects of the way people view themselves.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Each disease needs a different set of environmental conditions in order to thrive. How is this similar to people in a group? Different individuals require different and tasks and environments to be able to rise to their full potential.

Grooming

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (2) | (PPT)
Exhibit how the proper grooming of animals is related to how a young FFA member may grow or be groomed into a successful individual.

Factors of Self-image (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare personal self-image to the images displayed by pets. i.e. docking tails of dogs

Understanding Self-image (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the grooming of animals to personal hygiene. Ex. Shampooing

Preventative Care

Defining Career Success (2) | (PPT)
Compare how preventative animal care may encompass how career success is associated with the positive contributions made to society.

Defining Responsibility (all,IA) | (PPT)
Small animals require a lot of care. This is a great opportunity to teach about responsibility as related to small animals. For example making sure your dogs and cats are vaccinated for distemper.

Introduction to Small Animal

Classifications

Appreciating Differences in People (1) | (PPT)
Understand the importance of the classification system and how it relates to the acceptance of the differences in others. (i.e. race, religion)

Appreciating Differences in People (1) | (PPT)
Know the different breed classifications and how they can relate to understanding the differences of others. (i.e. personality, religion, etc.)

History of Domestication

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (1,2) | (PPT)
Correlate the positives and negatives of change in students lives to the changes in small animal domestication and history.

Developing a Resume (all,IA) | (PPT)
Correlate the components and types of resumes to the events leading up to the domestication of animals. Show the relationship by preparing an individual resume showing the chronological history.

Creating Timelines (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the history of animal domestication. What was the sequence of animal domestication? Why were some animals domesticated before others?

Uses of Small Animals

Process and Product Evaluation (all,IA) | (PPT)
There are multiple uses for small animals, Evaluate how these uses may be used in choosing the proper animal for your family pet.

Defining Leadership (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss the different ways small animals (i.e.. Dogs) can lead (serve) and compare their leadership skills to those of people. Ie seeing eye dogs, police dogs, search rescue dogs) all these have found their niche just as people must find theirs in leadership skill.

Valuing My Contributions (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel between the contributions that individuals and animals make to their environment and society.

Issue

Animal Rights/Animal Welfare

Creating a Personal Vision (IA) | (PPT)

Evaluating Potential Impacts (all,IA) | (PPT)

Euthanasia

Critical Thinking Skills (3) | (PPT)
Explain the relationship between euthanizing an animal and critical thinking skills. Through making this decision, students must develop critical thinking skills by understanding the factors used in developing their decision. (ie process of making the right decision for the situation)

The Consequences of Ethics (1) | (PPT)
Discuss why euthanasia may be considered ethical or unethical.

Demonstrating Compassion for Others (IA) | (PPT)
Death is a sensitive subject, use the IA to discuss euthanasia in animals. Show how individuals show compassion to each other in times of need.

Experimentation

Selecting a Strategy (all,IA)
Discuss the positive and negatives of the scientific method. Try solving a problem using a method then discuss ways that problem solving could be make it easier.

Mass Production

Practicing Honesty (all,IA)
Look at the PETA website relating to factory farming. Is this information trustworthy? Why or why not? Does one lie on a website taint the whole site. Compare this to our lives and the little white lies we tell.

Marketing

Export/Import

Communicating with Customers (1) | (PPT)
Draw a parallel of importance between communicating in export/import businesses and communicating with those around you in everyday life.

The Importance of Building Relationships (1,2) | (PPT)
Correlate the relationship between imports and exports with building relationships. Give and take is needed within an export/import relationship as well as peoples relationships should be exporting as well as importing input into relationships.

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (1,2) | (PPT)
What are some cultural challenges and rewards that may come as a result of import or exports of small animals?

Government Regulations

Positive and Negative Influence (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss how government and peer pressure can have positive and negative effects. Democracy is doing what the majority wants peer pressure is succumbed to groups ex Changes in regulations to better facilities - peer pressure to stay away from drugs.

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2) | (PPT)
Compare ethical and unethical behaviors and the consequences of following and not following government regulations.

Retail/Wholesale

Developing Innovative SAEs (all,IA) | (PPT)
In what ways does the small animal industry market? Are there examples of innovating marketing strategies? How can we use innovative marketing techniques in our SAEs?

How Organizations Are Structured--Components of a Local Program (all,IA) | (PPT)
The retail and wholesale segments of an industry have a relationship of relying on each other. Describe how we must rely on one another and form a cooperative relationship to accomplish a task.

Building a Relationship with a Mentor/Coach (1) | (PPT)
Show the parallel of the mentor/protégé relationship and how it relates to the retail/wholesale aspects of the small animal industry.

Production

Reproduction

Conducting a Job Search (1,2) | (PPT)
Compare the techniques used to choose a job with those techniques used while choosing a breeding pair.

Selection of Small Animals

Showing Compassion to Others (1) | (PPT)
You have raised the perfect show hog for your county fair. One week before the show your hog slices its ribcage open on a rusty piece of tin. Antibiotics are injected to prevent infections but you will not be able to show or sell it (withdrawal). What do you do and why?

Seeking Positive Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Seeking positive relationships can be applied when selecting a small animal. For example what type of relationship you are looking for compared to what the body can do what pet will suit your needs.



Vet Technology

Anatomical Systems

Circulatory System

Assessing the Strengths of Others (1,2) | (PPT)
Compare how talents of individuals help accomplish a task just as the components of the circulatory system works. The heart is the key to the circulatory system and determines. What can you do just as your personal attitude determines your strength and ability.

Building Mutual Interest (all,IA) | (PPT)
The veins and arteries work together to pump the blood through the body, just as we should work together to build mutual interest towards a goal.

Digestive Systems

Beginning Conversations (1) | (PPT)
Describe how the components of the digestion system can be correlated with the steps taken for someone in beginning conversations. (i.e.. Mouth=Introduction)

Types of Teams (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare digestive systems to types of teams. Teams that recommend things get off to a quick start like monogastrics. Teams that make or do things are creative hard working people like an acian systems with not true stomach. Finally teams that run things must function as a team like a ruminant where the cam apartment all must work together to accomplish digestion.

Endocrine Systems

Establishing Team Mission (all,IA) | (PPT)
The hormones of the endocrine system produce the stimulant for needed action by the body to be clamed out. It is important for team members to provide stimuli to act out a team mission.

Motivation Factors (2) | (PPT)
Hormones are the motivators of the body. Over stimulation in the increased hormones and motivation just as positive re-enforcement can increase a students performance.

Immune System

First Impressions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss how actions of an individual determines a good or bad first impression just as the introduction of a virus or bacteria into a system does. (Catching a bug vs. vaccination.)

Musculoskeletal

Defining Roles on Teams (3) | (PPT)
Just as the muscles groups and bones work together to provide motion for the body , how does this relate to the role of each officer in out chapter?

Demonstrating Self-organization Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
In what ways can we develop our muscles (exercise)? What exercise can we do to improve out personal organization skills?

Nervous Systems

Leading Others in Strategic Thinking (all,IA) | (PPT)
The nervous system fills its role as a team leader in the body,. It conducts information to and from all part (team members) of the body. To lead others in strategic thinking it is imperative that your team mates receive the needed information and that you as a leader facilitate and filler the incoming information.

How Organizations Are Structured--Components of a Local Program (1) | (PPT)
Explain how the central nervous system is structured just as the 3 components of Agricultural i.e.. Brain-FFA, Spinal Cord-Classroom, Nerves-SAE

Renal Systems

Using Key Messages (1) | (PPT)
Compare the qualities of an effective key message as it compares to the renal system (kidneys, urinary tract) by understanding the positives and negatives of a healthy system.

Reproductive Systems

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (all,IA) | (PPT)
Describe the reproductive tract and how it relates to the responsibility and accountability of an individual and the choices they make. You need to be responsible and accountable for your actions.

Respiratory Systems

Advocate for Public Service (2) | (PPT)
Just as respiration is inspired by other systems, describe how the respiratory system is inspired by the nervous system as compared to how we inspire others to get involved.

Responding to Audience Feedback (all,IA) | (PPT)
Allergies cause a reaction which gets feedback from the respiratory system. As speaker you also get a lot feedback from you audience. How do you react to audience feedback?

Animal Reproduction

Methods of Reproduction

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (1) | (PPT)
Discuss the relationship between motivating a student to grow and methods of reproduction by correlating the stimuli needed for each and how it relates to growth that a student encounters in a lifetime. Ex. Natural selection - individual choices

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing the different approaches to breeding practices (natural, AI, embryo transfer) ask what are the benefits and what are the risks. Use the LK lesson to discover ways of identifying risks and benefits and strategies to offset the risks of change.

Animal Health

Classification of Disease

Applying Conflict Resolution Techniques (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as it is important to diagnosis the disease before beginning to identify the root of the problem and ways of solving it in a positive light before the individual.

The Value of Diversity on Teams (3) | (PPT)
Explain how working on a diverse team is like being a disease in a diverse environment. Add some fun to this lesson by having the students brainstorm challenges that diseases face.

Identification of Disease

Developing Professional Growth Plans (all,IA) | (PPT)
To cure an animal disease you first must identify the disease and ways of preventing it from reoccurring. Like wise to develop a professional growth plan must identify needs of improvement, goals, and a action plan to research your goal.

Meeting New People (2) | (PPT)
In identifying disease it is important to know the environment that a particular disease requires to live and growth. Likewise when you want to meet new people choose an environment that you and people with similar interest will be able to be comfortable and able to grow and flourish.

Preventative Care

Leading Program of Activities Development (1,2) | (PPT)
Compare the value of a well-planned Program of Activities to a well planned preventative care program. Discuss ways to organize preventative care plans in comparison to the Program of Activities.

Making Decisions about Career Paths (1) | (PPT)
Discuss how factors for making professional decisions are related to the decisions that one must make while choosing the steps of preventative care for animals.

Defining Responsibility (all,IA) | (PPT)
Animals require a lot of care, this is a great opportunity to teach about responsibility. For example making sure that your dogs and cats are accidentally have proper nutrition and practice good hygiene treated for worms.

Treatment Methods

Creating Engaging Chapter Meetings (1) | (PPT)
Treatment methods usually follow a sequential order of what to do. The chapter works the same way, it is called the order of business.

Promoting FFA Opening Doors (1,2) | (PPT)
Parallel the three components of Agriculture Education (FFA, SAE, Classroom / Lab) to the three different types of treatment methods (oral, topical, antibiotics)

Leadership Styles (2) | (PPT)
An animals injury to illness dictates the method of treatment. Illustrate how a students personalities and background dictates the leadership style that should be used to help that member develop personal growth and contribute to an organization.

Basic Medical Procedures

Instrument Identification

Organizational Planning (all,IA) | (PPT)
Surgical instruments are named and classified according to their use (clamps, blades, and scissors) Illustrate how resources in life can be classified as personal information and individual.

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (2) | (PPT)
Exhibit how different instruments may be used for specific purposes and how they may be grouped accordingly to their uses just as identifying potential strengths of individuals cow ask be grouped in committees to maximize an organizations potential.

Methods of Drug Administration

Earning Trust (2) | (PPT)
Show how the inappropriate methods of drug administration can be determined just as in appropriate actions can cause distrust and harm an individual.

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (2) | (PPT)
Knowledge and understanding of drug administration methods, location, depth, and time assist a vet tech in performing competently. Draw a parallel to illustrate how values, beliefs, character, and integrity assist a leader to perform successfully.

Methods of Drug Administration: HS.96 : Determining End Products of Process (all,IA)
Once a problem has been diagnosed, professional must decide what course of treatment to that based on the desired end result. Give students hypothetical diagnose and have them make a course of action based on a predetermined outcome.

Surgery Preparation

Selecting a Strategy (1)
Discuss the steps used in preparing for basic surgery methods and how they relate to the system of problem solving used in formulating everyday decisions.

Identifying Planning Skills (1)
Discuss how effective planning skills would be important when preparing equipment for surgery.

Suture Patterns

Strategic Thinking and Planning (all,IA) | (PPT)
Suturing patterns care chosen based on the size and type of animal, the location of the incision and the amount of pressure the incision will have to endure. Use strategic thinking skills to fete mine which suture a pattern counsel in various hypothetical situations.

A Lifetime of Service to Others (1) | (PPT)
Compare the use of different suture patterns with the different levels of service for others by showing the relationship of how different patterns may be used on certain surgery procedures and how they affect the healing process.

Vision and Personal Success (2)
Sewing (planning, goal setting, decision making, etc..) your life together as a student is necessary to have a scar-free (well-planned) successful life. Just as proper suture patterns allow for wounds to heal properly without scaring.

Terminology

Understanding the Role of Responsible Citizens (3) | (PPT)
Just as there is proper way to handle animals that are humane, there is proper etiquette to be used in certain social settings.

Answering Questions from Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Answering questions from others is a lot like learning terms, both provide a foundation for higher order thinking.

Biotechnology

Current Issues

Advocate for Public Service (1) | (PPT)
Compare discussing with current issues in the Biotechnology field can be related to how individuals can serve the public by understanding how issues affect others Design a public service announcement showing what activities that your organization does and how other may become involved.

Ethics

Developing a Service-Leadership Attitude (2) | (PPT)
Illustrate the relationship between serving and leading and how ethics plays an important role in that aspect.

Genetics

Human Potential (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate how we define, identify, and hypothesize human potential with the steps that are used in determining the potential of crossing animals.

Methods in Application

Involvement in Community (2) | (PPT)
Just as there are ways to become involved in our communities, there are also ways that Biotechnology may be applied. Show the relationship of community and methods of application as they are applied to both.