4-H to develop virtual livestock program

Author: Kristy

Animal science specialist helps develop curriculum that teaches STEM

This program will allow people who are interested in livestock to have the opportunity to virtually raise animals without worrying about factors such as access to the animal, financial issues, unfitting environment, limited resources and more.
Lauren Sroubek, Iowa State Daily | Feb. 18, 2014

Growing up, some children were not allowed to own a pet of any kind because of all of the responsibilities, financial or personal issues. The 4-H Youth Development Organization is now starting to develop a program to virtually raise an animal.

Amy Powell, an ISU animal science extension specialist hired by 4-H, is helping develop a curriculum program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math skills, also known as STEM.

“We trick children into learning science,” Powell explained. “They learn and they don’t even realize it.”  READ MORE

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