Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe took the Cardboard Cow, real cow bones, vet tools and more to the Kern County Farm Day yesterday, 13 March 2014.
The students learned a little bit about the life of a veterinarian and a lab scientist. They saw how to palpate Cardboard Cow and find . . . a calf! Please enjoy these short videos of the fun drama that Jen and I use to teach these lessons.
Video: Cardboard Cow Part 1, Train Students
Video: Cardboard Cow Part 2, Lab Tests
Video: Cardboard Cow Part 3, Calf
Here are still photos of our time with the students.
Jen says, “In the lab, we swab samples onto petri dishes.”
“Mr Vet, your cow has a Staph infection!”
Cardboard Cow isn’t sick. She’s going to have a calf!
They were all able to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope. Then they had time to explore the vet tools, models of animals, and real cow bones.
“I can hear it! I can hear my heart beat!”
Jen answering questions about vet tools
Students exploring with real cow bones.
Students explore the models of animals.
“I can … almost feel…I TOUCHED THE CALF!”