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Stem-based Curriculum Online Modules

Elementary E.G.G

5 Online Modules and Simulation Game

This STEM-based curriculum includes 5 online modules containing a mixture of content, including text, video and questions. The poultry modules were designed to align with 4th and 5th grade Indiana and national school learning standards. Once all 5 modules are complete, students participate in a team project with a goal of each team creating an economically sound poultry operation while maintaining high animal welfare standards.

Module 1: Introduction To The Table Egg Industry


Module 1: Introduction To The Table Egg Industry

This module will guide students through the process of understanding the history of the table egg industry in the United States. Students will also learn how to identify the basic life stages of hens.

Module 2: Production From Farm to Fork


Module 2: Production From Farm to Fork

In this module, students will explore the steps needed for an egg to make it to the consumer. They will also learn the importance of different hen housing systems and consider the common types of table eggs.

Module 3: Laying Hen Anatomy and Physiology


Module 3: Laying Hen Anatomy and Physiology

After completion of this module, students will be able to identify the basic steps and purpose of the chicken’s digestive and reproductive systems. Students will explore how farmers select genetic traits for eggs and how genetics can impact egg production.

Module 4: Animal Welfare and Caring for Hens


Module 4: Animal Welfare and Caring for Hens

Animal welfare is extremely important for the table egg industry. In this module, sudents will learn about the “Five Freedoms” associated with animal welfare and describe how to take care of laying hens.

Module 5: Dietary Benefits of Eating Eggs


Module 5: Dietary Benefits of Eating Eggs

In this module, students will identify the components needed to balance human diets and compare and contrast differences between the nutrition needs of laying hens and humans. The dietary benefits of including table eggs in human diets will also be discussed.

Simulation Game


Simulation Game

Chicken Digestion Game Screenshot

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Course Samples

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Free and fun activities to meet Indiana, Michigan, and national learning outcomes.

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Increase awareness and understanding of healthy handling of animals.

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Expose students to opportunities in the poultry industry.

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Introduce students to basic concepts of immunology and promote STEM learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Overall Program Facilitator Guide

Student Content Quizzes

Follows Indiana State Standards

Interactive Student Notebook

Team Project Activity

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