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The interaction of genotype, environment and management in the forestry industry

Lesson Overview:

This Year 12 Agriculture resource* provides students with information regarding plant breeding in the forestry industry.

Students will

  • view multimedia sources and stimulus materials that outline the current methods of propagation of Radiata Pine trees.
  • engage in group work and individual tasks,
  • work towards completing an extended response question regarding a plant breeding organisation and the use of genetics in the industry.

*NOTE:  This lesson has been developed for the N.S.W BOSTES Stage 6 Agriculture Syllabus but will be applicable to use in other states.

 

Year Level/s:

12

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, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Science - Biology

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Agriculture, Crossbreeding, Environment, Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Forest farming, Forest management, Forestry, Genes, Genetic engineering, Genetics, Hybridisation, Resource Management, Seeds, Timber

Theme/s:

Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Activity, Multimedia

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The interaction of genotype, environment and management in the forestry industry

Teacher Resource

The interaction of genotype, environment and management in the forestry industry.

This Year 12 Agriculture Teacher Guide will assist teachers use the lesson "The interaction of genotype, environment and management in the forestry industry" in their classrooms. Sample answers to student workbook questions, all online sources and approximate activity timings are provided.

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Student Workbook - The interaction of genotype, environment and management in the forestry industry.

This student workbook will allow students to: - gain an understanding of the way plantation forestry trees are bred/propagated - complete a case study on the Radiata Pine and a plant breeding organisation. - apply their prior knowledge of plant breeding techniques and agricultural examples and relate this to the forestry industry as a comparative study. - have the opportunity to analyse a range of source materials to develop their knowledge about the outcomes and the lesson culminates with an extended response question.

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