Classroom/student participation in Virtual Field Trips hosted by the Ohio Beef Council can help educators address the following Ohio educational standards:
FOR AG SCIENCE EDUCATORS:
- Outcome 1.8. Operations Management: Plan, organize and monitor an organization or department to maximize contribution to organizational goals and objectives.
- Outcome 2.3. Care and Management: Apply animal care and management procedures to ensure animal husbandry and welfare, including managing environmental conditions to ensure animal health and performance.
- 2.3.1. Identify species-specific terminology based on gender and age.
- 2.3.2. Identify, classify, evaluate and select animal species or breeds for a desired outcome.
- Outcome 3.1. Handling, Preparation, Transportation, Storage and Disposal: Handle, prepare, transport, store and dispose of specimens using procedures that minimize disturbance to the test specimen. Monitor, record and maintain the integrity of equipment and instrumentation, environmental conditions of the facility and the inventory.
- Outcome 3.4. Molecular-Genetics Technology: Apply knowledge of nucleic acid structure and function, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication, transcription, translation, chromosome structure and remodeling and regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- 3.4.1. Use a Punnet square to predict and explain Mendel’s Laws, genotype and phenotype.
- Outcome 6.2. Water Quality: Analyze, interpret and manage the biological, chemical and physical properties of water quality.
- 6.2.1. Assess and explain the interactions between human activities and the Earth’s hydrosphere (e.g., septic systems, desalinization, point and non-point source pollution).
FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS:
- Elementary - Scientific Inquiry, Practice and Applications
- Develop and communicate descriptions, models, explanations and predictions.
- Think critically and ask questions about the observations and explanations of others.
- Middle school - Scientific Inquiry, Practice and Applications
- Develop descriptions, models, explanations and predictions.
- Design technological/engineering solutions.
- Grade 8 - Inheritance of genetic information
- Research artificial selection (e.g., genetic modification, animal husbandry, gene therapy). Select one practice and determine how that practice has changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
- Scientific Knowledge is Open to Revision in Light of New Evidence
- Improvements in technology allow us to gather new scientific evidence
- Science is a Human Endeavor
- Science and engineering are influenced by technological advances and society; technological advances and society are influenced by science and engineering.
- Genetic mechanisms and inheritance: Explain the outcomes of a series of genetic crosses from a population
- Modern genetics: Using knowledge of genetic/breeding technology, create a proposal for the design of a product to solve a current world problem
- Diversity: Investigate various agricultural/crop production practices, then propose a hypothesis to explain how these practices might impact a species' genetic diversity.