Interactions between Subsystems on a Farm
This Stage 6 (Year 11/12) Agriculture lesson has been developed for the N.S.W BOSTES Stage 6 Agriculture Syllabus. It will allow students to identify the inputs, processes, outputs, boundaries, subsytemes and interactions on a Forestry Farm. They will also learn some practical examples of how this enterprise operates and compare it to a Beef cattle enterprise. Students will gain skills in representing a Forestry system and subsystem by constructing a model. Information will be collected from a range of online sources and collated in a group activity.
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P1.1 describes the complex, dynamic and interactive nature of agricultural production systems.
P1.2 describes the factors that influence agricultural systems.
P2.3 describes the farm as a basic unit of production.
Students learn about:
- The interaction between a subsystem on a farm, resources, plants, animals, microbes and management.
Students learn to:
- Describe agriculture as a system which is made up of inputs, outputs, boundaries, subsystems, processes, interactions, feedback and monitoring.
- Simulate, construct or represent an appropriate model showing inputs, outputs, boundaries, subsystems, processes and interactions between subsystems on a farm.
- Collecting, analysing and organising information
- Communicating ideas and information
- Planning and organising activities
- Working with others in teams
- Using technology
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