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Pests and Diseases in the Plantation Forestry Industry

Lesson Overview:

This Agriculture lesson is a research activity to allow students to gain an understanding about one forestry plantation pest - European Gypsy Moth - and one forestry plantation disease - Pine Pitch Catcher.  Both pest and disease pose a serious threat to the forestry industry in Australia. Students will:

  • complete a research case study of each organism. Website links have been provided to assist students with their research outlines.
  • have the opportunity to complete a glossary of terms related to their case studies.

Year Level/s:

11

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Agriculture Yr 11 & 12

National Curriculum Codes:

Agriculture

Strand Content Description:

Agriculture Yr 11 & 12

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Science - Biology, Science - Earth and Environmental Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Agriculture, Animal Structure and Function, Biodiversity, Conservation, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Data Collections, Data Representation, Diseases, Diseases and pests, Ecosystems, Environmental Impact, Environmental Influences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Forest management, Forestry, Industries, Natural Resources, Pest management, Pests, Plant Structure and Function

Theme/s:

Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Activity

Secondary: Lesson Plan

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Pests and Diseases in the Plantation Forestry Industry

Teacher Resource

Teacher Guide - Plant pests and diseases in the plantation forestry industry

This Teacher Guide will assist teachers to lead a lesson on the topic of "Pests and diseases in the plantation forestry industry". A timed lesson plan, links to websites used within the student worksheets and sample answers to case studies are included.

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Student Worksheet 1 - Plant pest and diseases in plantation forestry industry

Photocopiable student workbook containing a background to plant biosecurity in Australia, outline of three activities to be completed and full reference list.

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Student Worksheet 2 - Plant pest and diseases in plantation forestry industry

Photocopiable single page student worksheet for completing the case study activity on a pest or disease.

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Student Resource

Teacher ANSWERS - CASE STUDY: European gypsy moth

Sample answers for teachers for the student activity - Case study on the European gypsy moth.

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Teacher ANSWERS - DISEASE CASE STUDY: Pine pitch canker

Teacher sample answers for the student activity - Case study for the disease Pine pitch canker.

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