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Exploring the Cat Industry. Lesson 8. Next Generation Science/Common Core Standards Addressed!.

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next generation science common core standards addressed
Next Generation Science/Common Core Standards Addressed!
  • RST.11‐12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g.,quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem(HS-LS2-6),(HSL2-7),(HS-LS2-8) problem.
  • WHST.9‐12.9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (HS‐LS1‐1)
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Work!
  • Describe the biology and physiology of a cat.
  • Explain classes and breeds of cats.
  • Identify management, training, and grooming of cats.
  • List considerations when selecting a cat.
terms
Companion animal

Declawed

Hairballs

Kitten

Litter

Neutering

Queen

Spaying

Tomcat

Terms
interest approach
Interest Approach
  • Display a litter box, cat litter, a pet carrier, cat brush, and a scratching post along with any other supplies you have access to. You may offer extra credit to students to bring these materials in. Use the supplies to create interest in the subject by discussing what each item is and what it is used for.
what are terms unique to cats
Tomcat

mature male cat

Queen

mature female cat

Kitten

baby cat of either sex

Litter

a group of kittens born to the same parents

Companion animal

any domestic animal kept for enjoyment and companionship with humans

Declawed

the cat’s claws have been surgically removed by a veterinarian

What are terms unique to cats?
what are terms unique to cats and their anatomy
cats are very common

60 million are used for companion animals

Can live up to 30 years

average is between 12 and 18 years

weighs from 6 to 15 pounds

have 250 bones and 500 muscles

Extra sensitive ears, noses, and paws

cats are carnivores that can feed on mice and rats but food has been designed especially for their needs

have an extra taste organ and can distinguish between foods

have 3-dimensional vision

whiskers are attached to nerves to help find their way in the dark

What are terms unique to cats and their anatomy?
what are terms unique to cats and their anatomy1
Other animals in the cat family include lions and tigers.

Similar to these wild animals because their foot structure are closely designed.

Outside cats need to be quick and agile.

House cats are declawed to protect carpeting furniture, and curtains.

Keep declawed cats inside because they no longer have their most important defense mechanisms.

What are terms unique to cats and their anatomy?
what are the classes and breeds of cats
Many different classes and breeds of cats.

Purebred or the common house cat

Two classes of cats

short-haired

long-haired

36 breeds in the U.S.

Good website

http://www.cfainc.org/

Short-Haired

popular because less work

require little to no brushing

less hair to shed

Long-Haired

require more work

need to be brushed frequently

often get hairballs

wads of hair that collect inside the digestive tract and block the digestion of food

What are the classes and breeds of cats?
short haired breeds
Short-Haired Breeds

American Shorthair

Burmese

Korat

Devon Rex

Egyptian Mau

long haired breeds
Long-haired Breeds

Balinese

Turkish Angora

Maine Coon

how do i mange my cat
Selection

healthy & alert

medical attention

vaccinations

Daily Care

handle with care to make feel secure

properly bath & groom

fresh water

clean bedding

exercise

check for mites & ticks

monitor eyes

clean teeth

remove plaque & tarter

How do I mange my cat?
how do i train and groom my cat
Training

litter box training

buy a litter box and some litter

place in a spot out of your sight

place cat in box

show how to scratch paws

watch cats for signs it has to urinate and place in box

reward the cat

Grooming

brush your cat’s coat daily

bath occasionally

trims nails with a special trimmer

How do I train and groom my cat?
what should i consider when selecting a cat
What should I consider when selecting a cat?
  • tend to be independent and affordable

Age

  • kittens are cute and cuddly
  • kittens require more work
  • adult cats come with old habits

Breed

  • purebred vs. non-purebred
  • how much money do you want to invest
  • pedigree cats are more expensive
what should i consider when selecting a cat1
What should I consider when selecting a cat?

Gender

  • unfixed animals
    • males may urinate frequently to mark their territory
    • females will go through reproductive cycles and become annoying when in heat
  • Spaying
    • removing the ovaries & uterus of a queen
  • Neutering
    • process of altering a tomcat sexually to prevent from breeding
what should i consider when selecting a cat2
What should I consider when selecting a cat?

Medical needs

  • consider to fit cat into your budget
  • declawing
  • spaying or neutering
  • vaccinations
review
Review
  • What are terms unique to cats and their anatomy?
  • What are the classes and breeds of cats?
  • How do I manage, train, and groom my cat?
  • What should I consider when selecting a cat?