This Stage 6 (Year 11/12) Agriculture lesson has been developed for the N.S.W BOSTES Stage 6 Agriculture Syllabus. It will allow students to identify the inputs, processes, outputs, boundaries, subsytemes and interactions on a Forestry Farm. They will also learn some practical examples of how this enterprise operates and compare it to a Beef cattle enterprise. Students will gain skills in representing a Forestry system and subsystem by constructing a model. Information will be collected from a range of online sources and collated in a group activity.
Strand content description: Outcomes A student: P1.1 describes the complex, dynamic and interactive nature of agricultural production systems. P1.2 describes the factors that influence agricultural systems. P2.3 describes the farm as a basic unit of production.
Students learn about:
The interaction between a subsystem on a farm, resources, plants, animals, microbes and management.
Students learn to:
Describe agriculture as a system which is made up of inputs, outputs, boundaries, subsystems, processes, interactions, feedback and monitoring.
Simulate, construct or represent an appropriate model showing inputs, outputs, boundaries, subsystems, processes and interactions between subsystems on a farm.