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Drones in Forestry - Years 9-10

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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 Digital Technologies and Geography unit that allows students to explore and understand how drones and Geographic Information systems (GIS) assist forestry workers to manage the forest environments that provide sustainable resources for society. They will learn through the use of systems thinking, research digital systems in forestry and understand how they are managed considering environmental, social, economic and technical factors. Students will research and present a case study of how a forestry worker uses drones and digital systems and present this information in the form of a website. They will then complete a simulated forestry drone mission.

By completing all modules in this unit, students will:
1. Understand systems thinking
2. Analyse the environmental, social and economic impact of digital systems in Forestry
3. Develop a Digital Systems in Forestry Report for potential clients or financial backers including a risk assessment plan.
4. Research content, source assets and develop a website using HTML and CSS to present a case study of a Forestry worker
5. Design, define and implement a manual flight plan in a simulated forestry training environment
6. Define, design and implement code to demonstrate automated drone flight in a simulated forestry situation.

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 9-10 Drones in Forestry resource an either be downloaded using the Teacher Resource Box to the right, or individually downloaded via the hyperlinks below:

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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:

9, 10

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Visual Arts, Geography, Digital Technologies

National Curriculum Codes:

ACAVAM111, ACHGK060, ACHGK061, ACHGK062, ACHGK070, ACHGK073, ACHGK074, ACHGK075, ACHGS063, ACHGS064, ACHGS067, ACHGS068, ACHGS070, ACHGS071, ACHGS072, ACHGS073, ACHGS076, ACHGS077, ACHGS079, ACHGS080, ACTDIK034, ACTDIK035, ACTDIP036, ACTDIP038, ACTDIP039, ACTDIP040, ACTDIP041, ACTDIP042, ACTDIP043, ACTDIP044

Strand Content Description:

Visual Arts

  • ACAVAM111 - Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks.

Geography

  • ACHGK060 - The distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity.
  • ACHGK061 - Present findings, arguments and ideas in a range of communication forms selected to suit a particular audience and purpose, using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.
  • ACHGK062 - Environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world 
  • ACHGK070 - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability.
  • ACHGK073 - The application of systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated
  • ACHGK074 - The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated
  • ACHGK075 - The application of environmental economic and social criteria in evaluating management responses to the change
  • ACHGS063 - Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts.
  • ACHGS064 - Collect, select, record and organise relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources.
  • ACHGS067 - Interpret and analyse multi-variable data and other geographical information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to make generalisations and inferences, propose explanations for patterns, trends, relationships and anomalies, and predict outcomes 
  • ACHGS068 - Apply geographical concepts to synthesise information from various sources and draw conclusions based on the analysis of data and information, taking into account alternative points of view
  • ACHGS070 - Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology, and digital technologies as appropriate
  • ACHGS071 - Reflect on and evaluate the findings of the inquiry to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic and social considerations; and explain the predicted outcomes and consequences of their proposal.
  • ACHGS072 - Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts
  • ACHGS073 - Evaluate sources for their reliability, bias and usefulness and select, collect, record and organise relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources
  • ACHGS076 - Interpret and analyse multi-variable data and other geographical information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to make generalisations and inferences, propose explanations for patterns, trends, relationships and anomalies, and predict outcomes
  • ACHGS077 - Apply geographical concepts to synthesise information from various sources and draw conclusions based on the analysis of data and information, taking into account alternative points of view
  • ACHGS079 - Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology, and digital technologies as appropriate
  • ACHGS080 - Reflect on and evaluate findings of an inquiry to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic, political and social considerations; and explain the predicted outcomes and consequences of their proposal

Digital Technologies

  • ACTDIK034 - Investigate the role of hardware and software in managing, controlling and securing the movement of and access to data in networked digital systems
  • ACTDIK035 - Analyse simple compression of data and how content data are separated from presentation
  • ACTDIP036 - Develop techniques for acquiring, storing and validating quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources, considering privacy and security requirements
  • ACTDIP038 - Define and decompose real-world problems precisely, taking into account functional and non-functional requirements and including interviewing stakeholders to identify needs
  • ACTDIP039 - Design the user experience of a digital system by evaluating alternative designs against criteria including functionality, accessibility, usability, and aesthetics
  • ACTDIP040 - Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in structured English and validate algorithms and programs through tracing and test cases 
  • ACTDIP041 - Implement modular programs, applying selected algorithms and data structures including using an object-oriented programming language 
  • ACTDIP042 - Evaluate critically how student solutions and existing information systems and policies, take account of future risks and sustainability and provide opportunities for innovation and enterprise
  • ACTDIP043 - Create interactive solutions for sharing ideas and information online, taking into account safety, social contexts and legal responsibilities
  • ACTDIP044 - Plan and manage projects using an iterative and collaborative approach, identifying risks and considering safety and sustainability

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:

Digital Technologies, Geography

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Environment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Forest management, Forestry, Forests, Geographical Information Systems, Renewable Resource, Spatial Technologies, Technologies, Technology

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

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