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Drones in Forestry - Years 5-6

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 ** WINNER - 2022 Australian Geography Teachers Association Awards **

Awarded Best DIGITAL/ONLINE RESOURCE


AGTA Awards Review:

The ForestLearning and She Maps 'Drones in
Forestry' units dynamically engage with
emerging technology for a contemporary
learning experience for all students. The
significant support and resourcing attached to
the unit empowers teachers to implement
contemporary geographic tools in their
curriculum, underpinned by strong vocational
links

Dr Susan Caldis

Chairperson of AGTA Board

Welcome to Drones in Forestry - a fun, highly engaging, technology rich cross-curricular HASS (Geography/History) and Technologies unit that allows students to explore how Australia’s sustainable forests are sustainably managed using a variety of high-tech digital systems including drone and remote sensing technologies. It also allows students to code and fly their own drone flight path to provide a solution to a real-world industry scenario.

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Through the unit, students will:

  • learn the different ways that digital systems assist Australian foresters,
  • design and implement their own drone mission to solve a forestry problem, and
  • design and create a game-like app to reinforce understanding of drone mapping and STEM concepts.

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The Teaching and Learning resources consist of Australian Curriculum mapped lesson sequences with supporting resources and assessment rubrics. The unit has been designed in discrete modules to cater for equipment access, time constraints and curriculum requirements.

 The Years 5-6 Drones in Forestry resource consists of:

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Resources in toolkit

These resources

  • enable teachers to complete the curriculum-aligned activities in their classroom
  • cater to varied student ability, learning styles, and resource availability.
  • are provided free for teachers to access and download
  • are novel and relate to real-world industry scenarios
  • are nationally applicable
  • have been developed in partnership with She Maps, ForestLearning and with support from peak forestry industry organisations.

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Year Level/s:

5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Mathematics, Technology

National Curriculum Codes:

ACHASSI094, ACHASSI095, ACHASSI100 , ACHASSI102, ACHASSI122, ACHASSI123, ACHASSI128, ACHASSI130, ACHASSK108, ACHASSK113, ACHASSK137, ACMMG112, ACMSP118, ACMSP120, ACTDIK014, ACTDIP016, ACTDIP017, ACTDIP018, ACTDIP019, ACTDIP020, ACTDIP021, ACTDIP022

Strand Content Description:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • ACHASSI094 - Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/humanities-and-social-sciences/hass/?year=12101&strand=Inquiry+and+skills&strand=Knowledge+and+Understanding
  • ACHASSI095 - Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources
  • ACHASSI100 -  Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships 
  • ACHASSI102 - Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges
  • ACHASSI122 - Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges. 
  • ACHASSI123 - Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps.
  • ACHASSI128 - Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships
  • ACHASSI130 - Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges
  • ACHASSK108 - The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony 
  • ACHASSK113 - The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them
  • ACHASSK137 - The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation

Mathematics

  • ACMMG112 - Estimate, measure and compare angles using degrees. Construct angles using a protractor
  • ACMSP118 - Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey.
  • ACMSP120 - Describe and interpret different data sets in context

Technology

  • ACTDIK014 - Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data
  • ACTDIP016 - Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information
  • ACTDIP017 - Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems
  • ACTDIP018 - Design a user interface for a digital system 
  • ACTDIP019 - Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) 
  • ACTDIP020 - Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input 
  • ACTDIP021 - Explain how student solutions and existing information systems are sustainable and meet current and future local community needs
  • ACTDIP022 - Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Literacy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Design and Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Mathematics

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Environmental Sustainability, Forestry, Pine Trees, Plantations, Sustainability, Technologies, Technology, Trees

Theme/s:

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

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Lesson Plan

Secondary: Activity, Guide Book, Multimedia, Poster, Student Worksheet, Website, Worksheet

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Drones in Forestry - Years 5-6

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Drones in Forestry - Years 5-6: STUDENT FILES

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Drones in Forestry - Years 5-6: TEACHER FILES

This ZIP folder contains all Teacher resources including Lesson Sequence, Assessment Rubrics and Australian Curriculum Mapping documents.

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