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Virtual Classroom F-4 - Forest Science Explorers with George the Farmer and Expert Forester Clinton Sim

Lesson Overview:

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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:

 

Clinto

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
GTF graphic 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.

Year Level/s:

Kinder / Prep, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Geography, , Science

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:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • 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

Geography

  • 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.

Science

  • 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.

General Capabilities:

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

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Mathematics, Science

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

Theme/s:

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

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Multimedia

Secondary: Presentation

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