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Virtual Classroom F-4 - Forest Science Explorers with George the Farmer and Expert Forester Clinton Sim
Join George the Farmer and expert forester Clinton Sim in the pine plantation forests of Mount Gambier, South Australia! The 30-minute recorded session is curriculum-linked for students in years F - 4. Our qualified teacher-facilitator from Kimberlin Education will provide plenty of interaction opportunities for your class, including quiz questions and Q&As with ABC TV’s George the Farmer!
LOG-in to learn about:
- Where does wood and paper come from?
- What do foresters do?
- What is the lifecycle of trees and are they all the same?
- Why is the sustainable management of forests important?
MEET THE EXPERTS:
|Clinton is based in Mount Gambier in South Australia. He loves trees and is passionate about growing the only carbon positive and fully renewable building material in Australia – wood. He has a strong background in plantation establishment and silviculture - the art and science of growing healthy forests to meet a variety of society needs including wood, biodiversity and recreation. Clinton loves sharing his passion for forestry with younger generations.|
|George the Farmer’s vision is a world where kids connect to the earth, food and farm. Based in regional SA, the George the Farmer team create fun picture storybooks about agriculture, music and paddock-to-product videos that can be viewed on YouTube and ABC iView. Curriculum-aligned educators guides for F-4 are also available via their website.|
Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:
National Curriculum Codes:
ACHASSI042, ACHASSI052, ACHASSI077, ACHASSK015, ACHASSK017, ACHASSK031, ACHASSK033, ACHASSK068, ACHASSK090, ACHASSK0S0, ACSHE021, ACSHE022, ACSHE035, ACSHE050, ACSHE051, ACSHE062, ACSSU002, ACSSU031, ACSSU044, ACSSU073, ACSSU074, ACSSU211
Strand Content Description:
- ACHASSI042 - Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant.
- ACHASSI052 - Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
- ACHASSI077 - Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions
- ACHASSK015 - The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people
- ACHASSK031 - The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for
- ACHASSK033 - Activities in the local place and reasons for their location
- ACHASSK068 - The main climate types of the world and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places
- ACHASSK0S0 - The connections of people in Australia to people in other places in Australia and across the world
- ACHASSK017 - The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after
- ACHASSK090 - The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably.
- ACSHE021 - Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events
- ACSHE022 - People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.
- ACSHE035 - People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things.
- ACSHE050 - Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
- ACSHE051 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
- ACSHE062 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
- ACSSU002 - Living things have basic needs, including food and water.
- ACSSU031 - Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose
- ACSSU044 - Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.
- ACSSU073 - Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.
- ACSSU074 - Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use.
- ACSSU211 - Living things live in different places where their needs are met.
Cross Curriculum Priorities:
ScOT Catalogue Terms:
Adaptation, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Environmental Management, Forest management, Growth, Living Things, Pine Trees, Plant Growth, Plantations, Renewable Resource, Science, Scientific applications, Sustainability, Technology, Timber, Trees