Animal science lesson plans

John Bowne students show off their research on “Organic Versus Inorganic Feed”Adding animal science to your lesson plan is the perfect way to teach students about nutrition, biology and physiology. Through research projects, they'll practice writing skills and learn new scientific vocabulary.

One school with a strong animal science program is John Bowne High School in Queens, New York. Despite being in the middle of a busy city, these students are dedicated to learning about animals and agriculture.

Learn more about the John Bowne Animal Science Program

Debora Gottfried, a teacher at John Bowne, has designed a curriculum that requires students to use papers in the Journal of Animal Science and Animal Frontiers. Through research projects, her students learn to read highly scientific manuscripts. They also learn how to cite sources and create tables and graphs.

Students from John Bowne have shared their papers with AnimalSmart.org. Click to download pdfs of their papers:

The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Cognitive Functions in Fancy Mice, Mus Musculus

Organic poultry productio

Behavioral Effects on Cavia porcellus in an Environment Manipulated by Color


You may use these papers as models for your students.