Find a Resource

Virtual Classroom F-4 - Forest Science Explorers with George the Farmer and Expert Tech Forester Sarah Maddison

Lesson Overview:

Virtual Classroom GTF FL Logo

Join George the Farmer and expert drone operator and forester Sarah Maddison 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:

 

Sarah_Maddison_Headshot.JPG

 

Sarah is based in Mount Gambier in South Australia and uses high tech in her job as a planning forester with One Forty One Plantations. She loves sustainable forests grown for the renewable resource of wood! She has combined her passions and flies drones (unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)) to capture images and to collect a lot of forest data help her to manage forest health and growth. She works with foresters and the forest planning team to keep her forests healthy and sustainable. Sarah loves sharing her passion for tech and 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, Environmental Sustainability, Forest management, Growth, Living Things, Maps, Pine Trees, Plant Growth, Plantations, Renewable Resource, Science, Scientific applications, Spatial Technologies, Sustainability, Technologies, 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

Back

Virtual Classroom F-4 - Forest Science Explorers with George the Farmer and Expert Tech Forester Sarah Maddison

Forest Learning Survey

Email address:

Are you going to use these resources with students?

How many students will use these resources?

Comments / Feedback

Words left:100