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Going Bush - Tracing the power poles back to North East Tasmania’s forests

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson students will learn about the origins and production of timber power poles, how and why trees are selected for power poles and why they are harvested from native forests.

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Year Level/s:

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Design and Technologies

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Design and Technologies

  • ACTDEK019 - Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use.
  • ACTDEK023 - Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use.
  • ACTDEK029 - Examine and prioritise competing factors including social, ethical and sustainability considerations in the development of technologies and designed solutions to meet community needs for preferred futures.
  • ACTDEK034 - Analyse ways to produce designed solutions through selecting and combining characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment.
  • ACTDEK040 - Critically analyse factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved.
  • ACTDEP024 - Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:

Geography, Science

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Design, Energy Efficient Design, Environmental Sustainability, Ethics, Human Impact, Materials


Forestry Products - Processing and Technology

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Multimedia

Secondary: Worksheet


Going Bush - Tracing the power poles back to North East Tasmania’s forests

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Going Bush: Tracing the power poles back to NE Tasmania

Tracing the power poles back to NE Tasmania

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File Type: PDF


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