Dawn Nagel, October 2016

Posted: 10/5/2016


Originally filmed October 2014. 

Discussion: Just like humans, cattle are pregnant for about nine months (283 days). Dr. Anderson told us that the cow was 45 days along.  How many more months will the cow be pregnant?


Teacher Resource: Facts about beef in SD. http://www.farmersfeedus.org/sd/beef/15


Core Standard & Question: Core Standard & Question: 4.L.1.2. Students are able to differentiate between vertebrates and invertebrates, and classify the five groups of vertebrates (mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, and fish) based on characteristics.

  • Based on the information given in the video and what you know about cattle, are they vertebrates or invertebrates? What group cattle do the fit into?