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Class case study: Visit to a lavender farm

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

9-10

Lower Secondary

Technology

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

A Year 9 class visited a local lavender farm as part of a biotechnology unit investigating the production, packaging and marketing of lavender oil for aromatherapy.

Purpose

The visit to the lavender farm was used to introduce students to a sequence of lessons focusing on the extraction of oil from the lavender flowers before it could be bottles and packaged.

Keywords

Lavender oil, essential oil, distillation, aromatherapy, production, packaging, marketing.

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