Bruce Burkhart, February 2017
- A shot is given only to pigs if they are sick. Just like you get medicine when you are sick, the pigs do as well to help them feel better.
- Bruce mentioned the manure goes down through the slats to where it is stored until ready to use on crops. What does manure or fertilizer do for crops? http://home.howstuffworks.com/question181.htm
Teacher Resource: If kids have down time or to send home with them. http://www.pork4kids.com/GamesAndActivities/624/GamesAndActivitiesAges9To11.aspx#.Up9Ub6V2YpE
4.OA.3 Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
- Bruce told us his pigs were 55 days old and that they weighed 35 pounds. If a pig weighs 3 pounds when it’s born, how much on average do they gain each day during this stage of life?