Of Cows and Children

Small children need their parents to make their meals and cut them up into right-sized pieces. Guess what? Cows need someone to prepare their meals for them just-so, too.

What do kids have in common with cows? Both of them get their food prepared for them by people who make sure they eat a nutritious meal. That’s because, just like humans, cows need to eat a proper diet to stay healthy. Many cattle farms have animal nutritionists, who combine different types of feeds for animals to create a diet specific to their nutritional needs. They even make sure the feeds are ground to the appropriate particle size to ensure that the animal gets a consistent bite every time. Kind of like kids!

In this activity, we will use cereal and other materials to see how this concept works for cows.

Grades 3-8
30 min
Animal Science