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icow

Topic: 2B Plants and animals in the local environment

An application tracking the fertility of cows has won the first ever Apps 4 Africa competition as smartphones become increasingly popular in Africa. iCow is an application that helps cow farmers maximise breeding potential by tracking the fertility cycle of their animals.

In this activity children will discuss the importance of cows in the food chain and learn the life cycle of a cow.

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that some farmers in Africa have cows

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 1 successfully.

that like humans, plants and other animals reproduce

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully.

that female cows produce calves and milk

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 3 successfully.

   
Web Links

BBC News
The original news story

Green Dreams
Quite complex information explaining the principles behind the iCow

BBC Science Clips
Science Clips activities linked to QCA scheme of work. Features a quiz and worksheet.

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Instructions for making a frog life cycle

The Children's Butterfly Site
Information and activities about butterflies.

AIPL Kid's Corner
Facts about cows and milk

 
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