Observing Animals



Students will observe animals (livestock to pets) using all 5 senses to determine health or illness. Students will also take temperature and respiration rates and compare their findings with the norm for that species.

Lesson Time

Time required
96 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 (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will recall the 5 senses (sight, sound, smell, touch and hearing)
  • Students will record observations of an animal using their 5 senses
  • Students will compare and contrast normal health to sickness in an animal
  • Students will check respiration rates and temperature of an animal and compare to normal rates and temps

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