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Animal Health and Food Safety: Chicken Little, Chicken Big (Developed by SEPUP)

kit #907S

Medical and dietary supplement products, such as vitamins, are often given to humans and other animals to improve health, growth, or performance. In this activity, students analyze data from a fictitious study on the effects of a chicken growth supplement. Students are introduced to thresholds and toxicology, the design of clinical trials, and how to determine threshold and lethal doses. Students study the positive and negative effects of the dose administered and body weight on the growth and health of the chickens. Students are also given the opportunity to determine an optimum dose by considering the trade-offs between risks and benefits.

$63.50

  • All organisms use resources to grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions.
  • Substances taken in by organisms can have positive and negative health effects. Which effect occurs, and its magnitude, is influenced by the amount of substance taken in.
  • Critical thinking is important to producing logical explanations from evidence.
  • Careful, systematic data collection and analysis are important to making informed decisions.
  • Technology influences society through its products and processes.

Content List in Animal Health and Food Safety: Chicken Little, Chicken Big (Developed by SEPUP) is as follows:

Quantity Description
2 Sets of 80 Chicken Cards, Weeks 1 - 8 with 10 chickens per week
32 Student Guides
1 Teacher’s Guide
Recommended number of students
32 per class
Number of groups
8 per class
Number of classes
unlimited (no consumable materials)
Calendar

one to two ~50 minute class periods

Title Item # Price Quantity
Animal Health and Food Safety: Chicken Little, Chicken Big 907S $63.50