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Curriculum 2022

Agriculture

 

Subject Name Agriculture 
Year Level 8
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers
timothy.rodgers687@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Students will be introduced to Australian agriculture industries such as poultry, sheep, dairy, pork and biosecurity.  

Topics may include:

  • Introduction (Semester 1 and 2): Farm navigation; General safety; Biosecurity at the school farm and community
  • Poultry (Semester 1 and 2): Common terminology; Breeds; Chicken anatomy; Eggs - laying process of a hen; Factors affecting egg yolks; Types of poultry production systems; Structure of an egg; Egg handling
  • Sheep (Semester 1 and 2): Common terminology; Sheep anatomy and physiology; Sheep behaviour; Sheep husbandry and management; Sheep weighing practical
  • Dairy Industry (Semester 1 only): Safety around calves; Daily care on calves; Feeding of calves; Operation of a dairy farm; Careers within the dairy industry; Dairy products and nutrition
  • Pigs (Semester 2 only): Common terminology; Pig breeds; Pig production system (types of housing); Careers in the pig industry; Pig handling; Animal enrichment  

Assessment 

Semester 1 tasks may include:      

  • Chicken Welfare essay         
  • Meat chicken weighing numeracy task        
  • Free-range vs. caged eggs tasting practical         
  • Cows Create Careers Dairy Competition         
  • Animal Enrichment design task  

Semester 2 tasks may include:     

  • Chicken Welfare essay        
  • Meat chicken weighing numeracy task        
  • Free-range vs. caged eggs tasting practical        
  • Pig Housing design task        
  • Pig Behaviour ICT task

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