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Stem-based Curriculum Online Modules

High School E.G.G

7 Online Modules

This STEM-based curriculum includes 7 online modules containing a mixture of content, including text, video and questions. The poultry modules were designed to align with Indiana and national high school learning standards.

Module 1: Introduction To The Table Egg Industry


Module 1: Introduction To The Table Egg Industry

In this module, students will gain an appreciation for the poultry industry’s role in the Midwest and for the impact of poultry production on the environment, food safety, and economics. Typical features of poultry farms will be described as well as the relationships between breeders, hatcheries, egg producers, feed mills, and egg processors.

Module 2: Introduction To Animal Welfare


Module 2: Introduction To Animal Welfare

At the completion of this module, students will be able to describe the 3 circles model of animal welfare and the Five Freedoms. The Five Freedoms model will be used to discuss hen requirements and preferences.

Module 3: Laying Hen Anatomy and Physiology


Module 3: Laying Hen Anatomy and Physiology

The reproductive tract is essential for the development of eggs. In this module, students will learn to diagram the functional anatomy of the hen reproductive system and learn how physiological effects of stress can impact egg production.

Module 4: Laying Hen Management


Module 4: Laying Hen Management

In this module, students will explore common biosecurity practices and describe the importance of biosecurity to the laying hen industry. Storage, handling, and disposal of manure is also included.

Module 5: Industry Technologies


Module 5: Industry Technologies

At the completion of this modules, students will be able to describe lighting, ventilation, flooring systems and technology common in the poultry industry. Students will learn how poultry producers work with engineers to design efficient facilities that meet the hen’s environmental requirements.

Module 6: Efficiently Producing Eggs


Module 6: Efficiently Producing Eggs

Efficiency is crucial when producing eggs to feed large populations. This module describes technology used to control the hen’s environment and explains how employee-hen interactions can affect hen welfare. Students will learn the steps of egg collection and processing and the purpose of each step.

Module 7: Poultry Case Study


Module 7: Poultry Case Study

The final module is a simulation game that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the poultry industry while designing a laying hen facility. This module is best suited for student use when assigned at the completion of modules 1 through 6.

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