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20170222 - Farming Around Australia - 22 February 2017 - 11:00 - Stream 2

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Farming Around Australia


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Kimberlin Education


Presenter: Anneleise Malone

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Date: 22 February 2017

Start Time: 11:00

End Time: 11:45

Duration: 45min

Closing Date: Bookings Close 21-Feb-17

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 7

Non-DEC Positions: 3

Price: FREE

KLA Syllabus: Primary

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KLA Keyword/s: farming, living things, cross breeding, technology, sustainability, farmers


Event Overview: Meet Farmer Michelle Lyons!

In this lesson students will learn about living things, and how they depend on the environment to survive. They will discover why cross-breeding occurs and how it helps farmers, as well as finding out about how technology is used to help farmers run their farms efficiently and sustainably. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students around Australia and speak directly to guest farmers and ask any questions they have about life on a farm

Australian Curriculum Links:
Year 3 and 4
Design and Technologies: ACTDEK012
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies

Year 4
Science Understanding: ACSSU073
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
Science as a Human Endeavour: ACSHE061
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships

Years 5 and 6
Design and Technologies: ACTDEK021
Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy

Year 5
Science Understanding: ACSSU043
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

Year 6
Science as a Human Endeavour: ACSHE098
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions

For a sneak peek of a virtual excursion, check out this short video on https://youtu.be/CfRYeccPL3Q

Furthermore, each participating classroom will receive a free activity pack including 2 posters and a set of cattle ear-tag activity to continue the learning in your classroom.

There is also a variety of resources available for teachers at www.mla.com.au/education
These include:
Digital, interactive lessons from Foundation to Year 6 with supporting lesson plans
A 'Digital Farm' where students can navigate around the farm, meet real Aussie farmers and watch videos
Study Guides covering curriculum outcomes including lesson plans, activities and worksheets

Visit www.mla.com.au/education now.

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Further Information: Please note that registration is free but the non-attendance of the session may incur a cancellation fee.
For more information about the virtual excursions and the lessons, please contact Kimberlin Education at enquiries@kimberlineducation.com.au or contact us on 02 9557 7182.
If you have any questions regarding the technology for the virtual excursion please contact the Distance and Rural Technologies on 1800 824 737.

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