Comparative Report: Egg Production
The learning outcomes for Environmental Science is prodive us students with scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interconnected elements of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and goal of sustainability in a dynamic system. Founded on knowledge gained as a result of laboratory work, applied chemistry concepts, field studies, direct instruction, observation, outside reading assignments, and a diverse group of guest speakers, we students will evaluate assess, and troubleshoot decisions regarding policies and practices, both locally and globally.
The piece of work I'm introducing is my comparative report on egg production practices. After reading articles and watching videos the different types of egg production practices, we had to complete the "Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning" worksheet. The report and to be at least 500 words and it has to be using MLA format to cite sources. The first thing I did in order to do my report is read and take notes on the articles that my teacher has assigned. After that I took my notes and write them on a outline. It took me some time to organize it as a full report, but once I finished organizing it, I wrote a full report on the egg production. During the make of the essay, I learned so many things about the egg production. For example, conventional eggs are eggs laid by hens living in cages with access to feed, water, and security. The cages serve as nesting space as well as for production efficiency. In this type of hen house, the birds are more readily protected from the elements, from disease and from natural and unnatural predators. Free-Range Eggs are eggs produced by hens that have access to outdoors in accordance with weather, environmental or state laws. In addition to consuming a diet of grains, these hens may forage for wild plants and insects and are sometimes called pasture-fed hens. They are provided floor space, nesting space and perches, and Cage-Free Eggs, Eggs laid by hens at indoor floor operations, sometimes called free-roaming. The hens may roam in a building, room or open area, usually in a barn or poultry house, and have unlimited access to fresh food and water, while some may also forage for food if they are allowed outdoors. Cage-free systems vary and include barn-raised and free-range hens, both of which have shelter that helps protect against predators. Both types are produced under common handling and care practices, which provide floor space, nest space and perches. Depending on the farm, these housing systems may or may not have an automated egg collection system.
The SLO I have demonstrated in this artifact is: Mastering skills needed in career and college, applying technological skills for the 21st century, and thinking critically and creatively. I have demonstrated mastering skills needed in career and college by writing an MLA format essay, I have demonstrated applying technological skills for the 21t century by writing the essay with Google Docs with a chromebook, and thinking critically and creatively by thinking about which egg practices does better and follows with the three E's. The SLO's I could have demonstrated is representing self, school, and community through personal responsibility and global relationship.
Two important things I learned during this project is to think about how are the chickens and other birds are doing during laying eggs. Some birds have a nice place to lay eggs and they can run around, while other birds suffer inside a cage full with other birds and they're squished around. These skills I have learn that would help me during the future is to write an essay and speak about our environment.