Over 100 resources for school lessons on agriculture, farming and the environment. Includes videos and games covering a wide range of topics such as beef production, wetlands, horticulture, wine, droughts, waterways, and Aboriginal land use. Supports Science, Geography, History, Technologies and English from years F to 10, mainly 3 to 10. Keywords beef, production, wetlands, horticulture, wine, droughts, waterways, Aboriginal, land use
PrimeZone (Primary Industries) Agricultural innovation in Australia Through this unit, students can explore some of the historical and contemporary innovations and farming practices that have made Australian farmers among the best in the world. They can also consider the agricultural use of the land in a variety of locations, highlighting the importance of good farming practice to maintain sustainable production. Keywords agriculture, historical innovations, current practices, sustainable farming
PrimeZone (Primary Industries) A year on a farm This unit consists of a pdf resource and two supporting videos. It has five inquiry teaching sequences about exploring tasks that must be undertaken on a farm all year round, where animals are raised, crops are grown and where different foods we eat and fibres we use are produced. It encourages students to use different measurements of time whilst exploring the tasks undertaken on farms. Students explore things that farmers do to care for the animals and crops that are grown, raised and processed for food and fibres and they explore how long it may take to do some tasks. We need your feedback. When you have completed this unit please tell us what you think via the online survey . We will regularly update the units and your feedback will help PIEFA keep the resources current and relevant to teachers. Keywords farming, year, measurements, calendar, months, crops, animals, food, fibre, sustainability, PIEFA resource, worksheets
PrimeZone (Primary Industries) Agriculture a career for everyone: High school resources The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) supports the growth of the State's agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people. Funded by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, DAFWA has developed six curriculum packages to help students explore the tasks, activities and careers in agriculture. The packages have been developed for primary school students in years nine to ten. Each package aligns with the requirements of one or more elements of the Australian Curriculum. Keywords agriculture, western australia, farming, crops, animals, plants, food, fibre, climate, land use, livestock
Bees and Berries- A Great Combination - video This is a video about part-time farmer Jeff Kynaston and how he produces and sells berry and honey products. It shows scenes of his work as he tells of his satisfaction in growing boysenberries, raspberries and blackberries; picking the berries only when they are fully ripe; selling them within two days of harvest at farmers' markets and shops: and using those not sold for jam. He explains why he started keeping bees and how he produces and sells fresh unheated honey straight from the hives. The video lasts for 2:38 min and in the latter part Kynaston wishes he could afford to work for himself full-time growing berries and keeping bees and advises students that growing good berries is best learnt by trial and error. Keywords supply and demand, agriculture, farmers, food products, small business, horticulture, careers
From paddock to plate From Paddock to Plate Schools Program is a commercial website with access to resources by annual subscription. It comprises a ten-part video series with bonus DIY videos, many comprehensive worksheets and nutritious recipes to educate students about where their food comes from and how it has been produced. The resource has been developed in line with the Australian Curriculum and discusses a wide range of topics including the environment, sustainability, food security, food miles, food safety, nutrition, innovation and economics. This Program supports Australian farmers, encourages healthy eating and inspires careers in agriculture. Keywords agriculture, food, sustainability, food security, food miles, food safety, nutrition, innovation, economics, environment
Investigate: Soils Soils are a complex, invaluable part of sustaining life on Earth. To those who study soils they represent a fascinating, endless investigation of the impacts of human activity and ways of managing food and fibre production. To those who work them they are an enduring partner in their pursuit, whether it is agriculture, gardening, mining, land rehabilitation or construction to name just a few. But perhaps to the majority of people, soils are just the dirt beneath our feet.
So we are pleased to present Investigate: soils. A stage 3 science and technology investigation aimed at introducing your students to the value and complexity of soils.
The learning sequence supports students working towards the Living World strand of the 2017 NSW Science and Technology syllabus and particularly the Growth and survival of living things theme.
Lego character career profiles Primary industries careers profiles for primary school students featuring the Lego Farmer and other characters developed by Little Brick Pastoral. Keywords Research, business, development, agronomy, trade, rural, technology, trade, agriculture, teacher, maths, environment, sustainability, career
Mathematics on the farm One of six resources developed by the WA Department of Agriculture and Food to help primary school students develop an understanding of the different careers in agriculture while supporting curriculum activities. Based around the theme "Jobs in your lunchbox", each package is provided in different formats for ease of use and adaptation for class needs. Includes a lesson overview and links to online resources. Keywords farm, agriculture, careers
My Food is From... Introduce students in grades 3-5 to the exciting world of agriscience with an investigation into where their food comes from with 10 lesson plans from NSTA and Corteva Agriscience! Start with soil and soil health, move on to a basic understanding of seeds and seed science, then explore how farmers use STEM to assist them in their work, make connections between agriculture and the food we eat, and finally, learn the importance of a balanced diet. The collection of lessons also includes a brief discussion of food safety in the classroom, as well as targeted objectives for each theme. Keywords lunch, food, healthy, nutrition, corteva, production, farmer, produce, data, crop, market, fruit, vegetables, grown, growing, harvested, transportation, import, export
Paddock to Plate: Fresh and Processed Foods Learning Resource: Paddock to Plate: Where does my food come from? Changes: Fresh and processed foods Content Description: Design and Technologies Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies. (ACTDEK012) Design and Technologies Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively. (ACTDEP018) English Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations. (ACELY1676) Science Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships. (ACSHE050) Maths Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies. (ACMSP069) Students in this activity will explore food in a hands-on manner to consider changes raw food goes through to become a familiar food. Explore change in food. Understand the role of production and food technologies past and present. Expand understanding of the sequence of production steps. Learn the role of chemistry and maths in the composition, transformation and production of our food. Teacher Guide - Fresh and Processed Foods (519KB PDF) Teacher Guide - Fresh and Processed Foods (34KB Docx) Food Facts (93KB PDF) Food Facts (83KB Docx)Does my food need to change? (4MB PPT) Does my food need to change (88KB Docx) Keywords fresh, processed, shopping, packaging
Paddock to Plate: Get your hands on my food Learning Resource 3: Paddock to Plate: Where does my food come from? Get your hands on my food! Content Description: Year 3/4 Design and Technologies Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies. (ACTDEK012) Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively. (ACTDE018) Year 3 Science A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat. (ACSSU046) Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships. (ACSHE050) Students in this activity will explore food in a hands-on manner to consider changes raw food goes through to become a familiar food. Explore change in food. Understand the role of production and food technologies past and present. Expand understanding of the sequence of production steps. Learn the role of chemistry and maths in the composition, transformation and production of our food. Keywords food, paddock, plate, farm, processed
Paddock/Ocean to Plate - video Animated Video - From the paddock/ocean to the plateIntroducing Agriculture from the paddock/ocean to the plate includes an activity teachers can use in allowing students to demonstrate their skills in understanding sequencing and the processes involved in production of food from the paddock/ocean to the plate. Keywords food products, agriculture, bees, flow charts
How many roads has my food travelled on? The Journey of Food A set of three resources offering an inquiry based approach to: investigating food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (supports the learning of English, Science, History); using the journey of food to introduce students to understanding where their food comes from, and the role of technology and processing; using farming contexts for students to develop the ways consumers and producers respond to and influence each other in the market. Content Description: Design and Technologies Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively (ACTDE018) English Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY 1676)
This Unit supports a cross-curricula approach to the delivery of the Year 6 Australian Curriculum within an agricultural context. It focuses on the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. It does not cover all aspects of the content descriptors for the Year 6 curriculum. This Unit, So You Think You Know Where Your Food Comes From is divided into two standalone key learning topics: So Let s Talk About The Food You Eat and So How Is The Food You Eat Produced. Together they provide students with the skills to answer the key inquiry question: So you think you know where your food comes from?, during the course of which students will develop an understanding of both where their food comes from and the processes involved to get it from the paddock/garden to the plate. Keywords agriculture, sustainability, organic, farming, food and culture, garden, kitchen, paddock to plate