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Going Bush - Various demand for plantation and native forests

Lesson Overview:

In this forest school resource lesson, students will examine the various demands for native and plantation forests and the different uses for wood sourced from these forests.

To make the most of this forest lesson, download the PDF lesson plan and watch the native forest video. You have two options for watching your video, watch it via the embedded YouTube player or watch it via the YouTube website link provided.

Year Level/s:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Earth and Environmental Science, Design and Technologies

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:

Earth and Environmental Science

  • ACSES076 - Renewable resources are those that are typically replenished at time scales of years to decades and include harvestable resources (for example, water, biota and some energy resources) and services (for example, ecosystem services).
  • ACSES078 - The abundance of a renewable resource and how readily it can be replenished influence the rate at which it can be sustainably used at local, regional and global scales.

Design and Technologies

  • 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.
  • ACTDEK030 - Investigate the ways in which products, services and environments evolve locally, regionally and globally through the creativity, innovation and enterprise of individuals and groups.
  • ACTDEK032 - Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable.
  • 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.
  • ACTDEK041 - Explain how products, services and environments evolve with consideration of preferred futures and the impact of emerging technologies on design decisions.
  • ACTDEK044 - Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, 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: Student Worksheet


Going Bush - Various demand for plantation and native forests

Student Resource

Going Bush: Various Demand for plantation and native forests: Student Worksheet

Various demand for plantation and native forests

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