Unit Map Set up Unit Name: Mammals Unit Essential Question: What are the different types of mammals? Concepts: (Fill in after we take our test) Daily Essential Questions: (Fill in as we go through the unit) Vocabulary: (Fill in before we take our test
Today’s Agenda • Warm-up • Dog Basic care • Activity • Types of Dogs • Review
Warm-up • What does this picture mean to you? Please write at least 2-3 sentences.
Essential Question • What are the basic requirements for taking care of a dog?
Dogs • History • Evolved from wolves • Selective breeding • animals with the best traits kept for breeding • Ex: size, color, swimming ability, etc. • Various breeds now
Dogs • Feeding depends on age • 8-12 weeks old 4 meals a day • 3-6 months 3 meals a day • 6 mo.-1 yr 2 meals a day • 1 yr 1 meal a day • *For larger canines 2 smaller meals a day
Dogs • Exercise • Regular exercise needed in order to avoid destructive behavior.
Dogs • Grooming • Frequent grooming • Bathed a few times a year
Dogs • Handling • To carry a small dog, place one hand under dog’s chest, with either your forearm or other hand supporting the hind legs and rump.
Dogs • Housing • Winter- warm, dry, covered shelter • EX: dog crate or dog bed • Summer- cool water and shade
Activity • You have 20 minutes! • Read through the information on the groups of dogs. • Complete the graphic organizer with the information. • Examples will be talked about in class to fill in the last box of each.
Dog Types • Sporting- active and alert. Likeable, well rounded companions. Participate in hunting and other field activities. Need regular exercise • Ex: Golden Retriever
Dog Types • Hound- used for hunting. Acute scenting powers to follow a trail. Some have unique baying sound. • Ex: Beagle, Basset Hound
Dog Types • Working- bred to perform jobs such as guarding, pulling sleds, water rescue. Intelligent, quick to learn, strong. MUST be properly trained. • Ex: Siberian Husky
Dog Types • Terrier- feisty, energetic dogs, little tolerance for other animals. Ancestors bred to kill vermin. • Stripping- special grooming • Ex: Border Terrier
Dog Types • Toy- tiny, but tough. More popular in city and people with less space. • Ex: Chihuahua, Pug
Dog Types • Non-sporting- varied collection • Ex: Poodle, Bull Dog
Dog Types • Herding- Ability to control movement of other animals. • Ex: Collie
Dog Types • MISC- Breeds waiting to be accepted by the AKC Board of Directors. • Ex: Russell Terrier
Anatomy • We will use a diagram to discuss the parts of a dog.
Pet Care • Fill out the organizer with housing, feeding, grooming, and handling information for Dogs.
Review • Word Wall/Concept Map • Exit Question: Name the (8) types of dogs and an example for each. • Next Class: Cats
Today’s Agenda • Warm- Up • Essential Question • Basic Care of Cats • Breeds of Cats • Activity • Review
Warm- up • What is this? What does it represent?
Essential Question • How do you take care of a cat?
Cats • History • Domesticated after settled agriculture in Egypt • Purpose- controlling vermin • Priests used them as deification • Middle ages- associated with satan, witches and warlocks
Basic care of cats • Grooming • Most stay clean • Brush or comb regularly • Feeding • 6-12 weeks- 4 meals a day • 3-6 months- 3 meals a day • Adult cat- 1 large meal or 2 or 3 meals a day
Basic care of cats • Housing • Clean, dry place to sleep and rest • Try to keep indoors, outdoor cats contract diseases, get ticks, parasites, etc. • Handling • One hand behind front legs and another under hind quarters. Lift gently.
Basic care of cats • Litter Box • All indoor cats need one • 1 box per floor • Scoop solid wastes once a day • Once a week- dump everything, wash with a mild detergent, and refill
Activity • Students will use the charts to come up with information on their assigned cat. They are to include: History and Origin, head characteristics, body, tail, how many colors (not what colors), coat, care, tempermant, and the environment.
Breeds of Cats • 41 breeds, only top 10 covered in class • American shorthair- “alley cat”, robust health, large eyes, and short, broad face. “family cat” affectionate
Breeds of cats • Oriental- intelligent and curious. Crave human affection. Lots of energy.
Breeds of cats • Birman- very sweet and even-tempered. Seek out human companionship. Follow you, greet you. Striking blue eyes.
Breeds of cats • Ragdoll- docile and will not fight. Affectionate, easy going cat
Breeds of cats • Abyssinian- very people oriented. Always wants to be by you. Loyal.
Breeds of cats • Siamese- quick witted, excellent jumper and climber. Unusual voice sounds like he’s talking to you. Least friendliest.
Breeds of cats • Exotic- friendly. Same as Persian but easier to groom because of shorter hair.
Breeds of cats • Maine Coon- long, thick coat. Temperament of shorthair. Active and excellent rat catchers. Mistaken as racoon.
Breeds of cats • Persian- variety of colors. Thick , luxurious coat, large eyes, short but sturdy-legged body. Quiet and relaxed. Wary around children. Most affectionate.
Based on the information given today, place the breeds of cats in order from 1-10 (1 being most popular, 10 being least popular)
Anatomy • We will use a diagram to discuss the parts of a cat.
Pet Care • Fill out the organizer with housing, feeding, grooming, and handling information for Cats.
Review • Word Wall/Concept Map • Exit Question: What picture does not belong and why? • Next Class: Hamsters, Guinea Pigs
Today’s Agenda • Warm-up • Essential Question • Hamsters • Guinea Pigs • Review
Warm- Up • Tell me what you know about hamsters and guinea pigs.
Essential Question • How are hamsters and guinea pigs similar to each other?
Hamster History • Golden Hamster- most often found in pet stores. • Native to Syria dessert • Discovered in 1930 in Jerusalem