"From Food to Feces" Monogastric vs. Ruminant



This lesson is entry level information for freshmen starting to learn about livestock projects. They will learn the major processes of digestion which include the difference between a monogastric and ruminant animals. They will also learn about examples of both of those animals and the basic anatomy of the digestive systems.

Lesson Time

1 block period or 2 class periods
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify the major parts of both the monogastric and ruminant digestive systems.
  • Identify the functions of the major parts of the digestive systems.
  • Explain the movement of food from the mouth all the way to feces.

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