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Activity

Nutrients in animal feed

Summary: 
Match animal feed (e.g. horse) with the nutrition they provide
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Materials: 
    Dishes of dried horse foods, labelled with their name and the nutrition they are rich in:
  • 1. Fresco. Lots of vitamins.
  • 2. Alfalfa and hay. Lots of fibre.
  • 3. Performance pellets. Lots of protein.
  • 4. Rice bran. Lots of fat.
  • Images of human foods:

  • 1. fruits and vegetables [vitamins]
  • 2. bread and pasta [fibre]
  • 3. milk and eggs [protein]
  • 4. vegetable oil [fat]
Procedure: 

Find the horse foods on the table.
Notice that they each provide different nutrients: fibre, protein, fat and vitamins
We need the same nutrients.
Match each human food with the horse food that provides the same nutrition.

Grades taught: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Self guided
Teaching site: 
Horse riding stables, Richmond
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

Horse riding stables for Gordon Elementary class