Three learning modules have been developed for upper primary and secondary school students studying STEM, digital technologies and agriculture, using food and fibre production as a case study. They will incorporate the use of agri-tech tools and systems that showcase how authentic data can be collected and analysed within an agricultural business. Students will have the ability to access current data for analysis.
Students will be introduced to the Dairy industry in Gippsland and the variety of technologies to monitor dairy cows and milk production. They will develop knowledge and skills associated with digital technologies, combined with data analysis skills that they can apply in their future careers. Schools will link with local dairy farms in the Gippsland region so that students are able to understand the industry application of data and technology.
This module is aimed at Year 9 & 10 students, but can be modified to other years.
Students will be introduced to Brand Gippsland and learn about the supply chains that distribute our food all over Australia and the world. They will be introduced to a tracking technology and data platform used in the horticulture and red meat sector and understand how location, temperature, and time data is used to reduce food waste. Students will develop knowledge and skills associated with digital technologies, combined with data analysis skills that they can apply in their future careers.
This module is aimed at Year 7 & 8 students, but can be modified to other years.
Students will be introduced to potato production in Gippsland and how vegetables grow. They will have to consider what factors result in the best potato fries and develop basic digital literacy skills. Finally, students will use their critical thinking skills to develop some ways to address food waste.
This module is aimed at Grade 4, 5 & 6 students, but can be modified to other years.