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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Discovering Beef

Lesson Plan
Beef cattle are one of the largest contributors to the world meat supply. Animals like beef cattle supply high quality protein to the human diet as well as key nutrients. Animal caretakers are responsible stewards of the animals in their care so they can produce the best possible food for human consumption. Producers have an obligation to supply the highest quality meat because beef is such an important food source for many people.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


15-30 minutes per lesson plan


Language Arts, Life Science, Earth Science


  1. Students will learn the importance of resources to beef production.
  2. Students will distinguish the differences between each stage of the beef life cycle.
  3. Students will be able to identify beef animal products they use on a daily basis.
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