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Unit plan: Effects of silage on a rural stream

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

4-6
7-8
9-10

Middle Primary
Upper Primary
Lower Secondary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Living World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

Students investigate silage production and test a stream to see if run-off from silage is polluting it. Students then produce a pamphlet of their findings to educate the community.

Purpose

To investigate the making of silage and any long-term environmental impacts associated with possible silage run-off. To investigate actions that land owners can take to reduce the effects of run-off from silage.

This unit has been trialled with two Year 4 classes.

Get class case study: Effects of silage on a rural stream

Keywords

Silage, pollution, waterways, farming, investigation, environmental impact.

Resources

For additional resources go to: Future farming useful links.

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