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Looking after hens and chicks

Year F-2

SUBJECTS

Science

Overview

This short video explores how John the farmer looks after the hens on his egg farm to produce delicious eggs for people all over Australia! Students will learn what hens and chicks need to stay healthy as well as why eggs are so good for our bodies and a sneak peek into what happens on an egg farm.

  • To understand what farm animals need to stay healthy.
  • To understand what happens on an egg farm.

A great way to introduce younger students to egg farms in Australia. This video makes it easy to begin exploring the different production systems and the diverse jobs that egg farmers do. Extend learning by using the interactive lessons available here and consider using the following questions to provoke students’ curiosity and encourage further thinking about the egg industry:

  • Where do eggs come from?
  • How do we get our eggs?
  • What happens on an egg farm?
  • How do farmers look after hens?
  • Who works on an egg farm?
FOUNDATION: 
SCIENCE

Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

YEAR 1:
SCIENCE

Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)

YEAR 2:
SCIENCE

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)