4‑H at Home: Animal Science

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This week’s collection of 4‑H at Home activities is all about animals! Visit the links to learn more about the activity, and don’t forget, check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on learning resources for kids of all ages.

4‑H Livestock Camp

Recommended age: Grades 3-5

Courtesy of Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma 4‑H

Become a livestock scientist with the activities in this virtual camp! Learn about livestock nutrition, water quality, dairy science, and more with fun, hands-on activities!

Learn about livestock!

Egg Discovery

Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-5

Courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska 4‑H

Explore the life cycle of an embryo and how life develops! Observe the process of incubating and hatching chicks, identify parental traits that influence the appearance of the chicks, and recognize where eggs and chicken meat come from.

Watch the stages of an egg!

Animal U

Recommended age: Grades 3-12

Courtesy of Iowa State University, Iowa 4‑H

This innovative online learning tool to engage kids in learning about the science behind livestock production. Explore 85+ lessons in beef, swine, and careers that youth may access at any time!

Animal 101

Virtual Showmanship Clinics

Recommended age: Grades 6-12

Courtesy of North Dakota State University, North Dakota 4‑H

Watch these virtual showmanship clinics with videos to learn about topics covering sheep, meat goats, swine, poultry, cattle, and rabbits!

Watch and learn!

More Weekly Lessons & Resources:

Gardening & Plant Science

Coding & Computers

Mind & Body

Making, Media & Visual Arts

Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions

Helpers, Heroes & History


Tech Changemakers:

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