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Eggs – From Farm to Plate

stage 4

SUBJECTS

Digital Technologies, Science, Media Arts, Humanities (Geography)

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Overview

In this module students will explore egg production in Australia. They will gain insight into the egg industry, the ethical considerations of consumers, the day-to-day work experiences of egg farmers, and consideration around sustainability and planning for the future in the industry.

Students will use an inquiry-based approach to research and apply information throughout this unit, incorporating a range of digital technologies to present their information to an audience and publish it online. They will use the Solutions Fluency learning model designed by Crockett et al. (2011) which will guide their work through six phases; Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver and Debrief.

Students will understand:

  • The importance and complexity of the Australian egg industry
  • Considerations around raising hens
  • The considerations of different groups of consumers
  • Sustainability and future planning in the egg industry
  • The Solutions Fluency model and its use in Design and Digital Technology
  • Australian Eggs website https://www.australianeggs.org.au/
  • Supplementary interactive whiteboard resources
  • Digital devices connected online (for research)
  • Activity sheets (printed, enlarged to A3)
  • Sticky notes
  • Felt tip pens, writing mediums
  • Large paper (A2)
  • Interactive whiteboard presentation with supporting resources
  • Activity sheets to support student thinking and learning
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES:

Acquire data from a range of sources and evaluate authenticity, accuracy and timeliness (ACTDIP025)

Analyse and visualise data using a range of software to create information, and use structured data to model objects or events (ACTDIP026)

Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account (ACTDIP032)

Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

Investigate the ways in which products, services and environments evolve locally, regionally and globally and how competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations are prioritised in the development of technologies and designed solutions for preferred futures (ACTDEK029)

SCIENCE:

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (ACSSU112)

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE121)

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE136)

MEDIA ARTS:

Develop and refine media production skills to shape the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068)

Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences (ACAMAM069)

HUMANITIES (GEOGRAPHY):

The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places (ACHGK045)

Strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe (ACHGK047)

Human causes and effects of landscape degradation (ACHGK051)

Management and planning of Australia’s urban future (ACHGK059)