Young people of all ages are easily engaged by the welfare of farm animals, and there are many opportunities to integrate this into the curriculum (eg biology, citizenship, geography, religious studies and English and a range of subjects at college and university).
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Children of all ages care about animals. Establishing links between science and animal welfare can be a great way of provoking thought and stimulating discussion of ethical issues in science.Read more Download: Educational Films And Resources | Size (0.13MB)
How Should We Treat Farm Animals? | 06.01.2015
Most people learn more by talking than listening, but not everyone can be persuaded to talk in front of a whole class. These discussion cards and worksheets encourage students to discuss ethical issues in small groups (ages 10-adult).Read more Download: How Should We Treat Farm Animals complete set | Size (1.63MB)
Farm Animals & Us | 02.01.2014
Updated 2014! Watch the amazing abilities of pigs and hens. See how pigs, chickens and dairy cows are kept in intensive, free-range and organic systems. Decide how you think farm animals should live. Covers selective breeding and efficient human food chains. 18 minute film for ages 10 to adult.Read more Download: Educational Films And Resources | Size (0.13MB)
Farm Animals & Us 2 | 02.01.2014
Updated 2014! Watch wild pigs and farmed pigs, wild chickens and farmed chickens. See how pigs, chickens and dairy cows are kept in free-range vs intensive systems. How should they be kept? Covers selective breeding of cows and chickens and efficient human food chains. 25 minute film for ages 14 to adult.Read more Download: Educational Films And Resources | Size (0.13MB)
Farm Animals & Us Compilation DVD | 01.01.2014
Resources for Science, Citizenship & PSHE, Religious Studies, Geography, English, Animal Care and Media Studies. Contains all key Compassion in World Farming education films and a selection of other resources.Read more Download: Educational Films And Resources | Size (0.13MB)
Selective Breeding worksheet | 01.01.2012
How are chickens selectively bred to produce large numbers of eggs or to grow fast for meat? What are the welfare consequences of growing so fast? The worksheet also reinforces other biological concepts including genetic and environmental causes of variation, mutations and natural selection.Read more Download: Science Worksheets Compilation Booklet | Size (0.50MB)
Food Chains and Farm Animals worksheet | 01.01.2012
How do food chains that feed humans work? What does a pyramid of numbers with humans at the top look like? How can we feed humans efficiently? Does this require the intensive production of animals, or are there other ways of feeding people effectively with higher welfare farming?Read more Download: Science Worksheets Compilation Booklet | Size (0.50MB)
Farm Animals & Us Full Teachers Pack | 01.10.2009
Activities designed to promote small group discussion, worksheets to encourage philosophical thought or develop scientific knowledge together with information booklets, lesson plans and workshop ideas (ages 10 to adult).Read more Download: Farm Animals and Us Teachers' Pack | Size (3.89MB)
Good Agricultural Practice - Pig Production book | 01.12.2008
This book includes detailed chapters on the science of pig behaviour and welfare, together with economic, legal and environmental aspects, as well as 25 case studies which document attempts to improve welfare in a range of pig production systems including indoor and outdoor systems.Read more Download: GAP book without appendix | Size (4.87MB)