Do you know that there is a difference between Animal Science and Zoology? These resources and unit studies for Animal Science can help you understand more about the two – or not.
While researching, I learned that the differences between zoology and animal science had more to do with college majors than it had to do with anything else.
In its simplest form, animal science had to do with the study of domesticated animals and zoology had to do with the study of non-domestic animals.
Other than that, most of it is pretty similar. Even some sites stated that when studying about animals, the terms were interchangeable in many cases.
Therefore, I figure that when we are teaching our kids, it is safe to merge the two and other sciences like veterinary sciences and biology. Animal science is an umbrella term that includes a bit of them all.
Whatever topic under animal science you are studying, it is safe to know that the study involves understanding the animals that are in our stead. It is said that animals rely on humans for food, labor, and friendship.
Animal science lends itself well to unit studies in your homeschool.
With an animal science unit, you can teach kids about nutrition, biology, physiology, and of course — what it says about animals from God’s Word.
Recommended Resource: Migration – Explore the Amazing Journeys of Animals
This unit study is a fun way to introduce your kids to migration and help them discover how 18 different animals migrate. From birds to mammals, insects to reptiles, your students will learn about pilchards, penguins, wildebeests, butterflies, and much more.
Explore these resources and unit studies for animal science:
Animal Classification and Habitats Unit | Simply Sweet Teaching
Animal Homes Habitat Unit Study | Look We’re Learning
Fun Ideas For A Forest Animal FREE Unit Study | Life Over Cs.
Facts About Ocean Animals (Unit Study Series) | 3 Boys and a Dog
Animal Habitats FREE Study | A Dab of Glue Will Do
FREE Animals in Winter Unit | TrilliumMontessori.org
Animal Science for High School | The Zoo I Call Home
Veterinary Science & Animal Care Curriculum | Hands of a Child
Animal Classification Unit FREE | Confessions of a Homeschooler
FREE Animal Offspring Science Unit SAMPLE | Winegard’s World
Zoo FREE Unit Study and Lapbook | Homeschool Share
A Zookeeper’s Journal Animal FREE Mini-Unit | The Teaching Texan
All About Zoo Animals – FREEBIE | Kaitlynn Albani
Animal Science FREE Lesson Plans | NGSSLifeScience
Farm Themed Unit Study Ideas | Life Over Cs
Check out these science unit studies about animals for your animal science unit:
Big Cats – Zoo Unit Study | Homeschool on the Range
Fish: Mini-Unit FREE Notebook Pages | The Curriculum Corner
Explore How Cats Eyes Glow with this Science | Carrots are Orange
Honey Bee FREE Unit Study + Printables | Simple Living Mama
All About Whales Unit FREE | 123Homeschool4Me
Animal Nutrition Unit Study – Bovine Digestion | STEAMStational
Birds of Prey Unit Study | Brain Power Boy
Living Science: A Beaver Nature Study | Holistic Homeschooler
The Not-So-Spooky Science Unit of Spiders | Only Passionate Curiosity
Caterpillar Butterfly Life Cycle Activity | Fun with Mama
The Science of Our Furry Friends (Dogs) | Share It! Science
Psyched about Sharks?! Science Unit | Share It! Science
Homeschool: Owl Unit Study (Science and More) | A Spectacled Owl
Grasshoppers and Crickets Science Unit Study | Life in the Nerddom
Your lessons will be fun and engaging with these hand-on additions to your Animal Science Unit:
Teaching animal science through interactive gaming | Animal Science.tamu.edu
Easy & Fun Animal Science Experiment | Carrots are Orange
FREE Animals Unit Word Wall | Green Apple Lessons SCIENCE
How Do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water | Christian-Parent.com
FREE Penguin Science Experiment – How They Stay Dry | ABC’s of Literacy
Blubber Simple Science | Mrs Jones Creation Station
Science Experiment: How Snowshoes Work | FrugalFun4Boys
Bat Science Experiments: Echolocation Activities! | Preschool Powol Packets
How To Make A Roly Poly Habitat With Kids | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Build a Beaver Dam STEM Challenge | Turner Tots
10 Exciting Animal Adaptations Activities and Resources | The Discovery Apple
Animal Adaptation Stations Activities | The First Grade Round-Up
Teach about Cold-blooded Animals with Color Changing Dough | Share it! Science
Arctic Animal Adaptations: Blubber Science Experiment For Kids | Around the Kampfire
Build A Nest Stem Challenge For Kids | Views from a Step Stool
Animals and Ecosystems Zoo Project | Teacher Trap
From the Garden of Eden to the representations in Revelation, animals are a significant part of God’s kingdom.
We can teach our kids all about it right alongside our Animal Science Unit. Here are some Bible verses to use with your Animal Science Unit Studies.
Psalm 104:24 (ESV) – O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 145:15-16 (ESV) – The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Psalm 8:6-8 (ESV) – You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Proverbs 12:10 (ESV) – Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Proverbs 27:23 (ESV) – Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!