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Careers in Primary Industries

Interested in reducing world poverty, starting your own business, innovative technology, travel, research & development? The range of careers available in food and fibre industries are endless. Check out the NSW DPI Careers in Primary industries page for staff profile and career possibilities playlists, career pathways information and careers cards. ... Learn more

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Business
Geography
Science
Technology

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KidsGrow Munch and Crunch Garden

KidsGrow, developed by NGIA and targeted at primary school children was developed in collaboration with educators to create a fun, hands‐on learning experience to introduce Australian kids to the pleasure and benefits of gardening.... Learn more

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Science
Technology

TYPE

activity,file

Visible Farmer Study Guide

This study guide is aimed at junior to senior secondary school levels. It explores the variety of roles women play in agricultural businesses, the skills they need and the challenges they face when tackling stereotypes, gender equality, connection to local communities and remote education. ... Learn more

SUBJECT

Business
English
Geography
Science
Technology

TYPE

activity,video

Mushrooms in Schools

Learn all about mushrooms with the Australian Mushroom Growers Association's 'Mushrooms in Schools' resource. This resource includes 10 lesson plans as well as activity sheets, videos and more. ... Learn more

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Art
English
HASS
Health
Math
Science

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activity,file

Farms of the future

NSW DPI has created a range of digital resources, including a 3-part webinar series, VR virtual farm tours, interactive maps of sites and live data from sensors showing Agrotechnology being used at three commercial farms. These resources complement studies for the NSW HSC Agriculture elective Farming for the 21st Century... Learn more

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Business
Geography
Science
Technology

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multi

South Coast Sea Country education program

The South Coast Sea Country education program is designed to fit within the NSW Stage 3 syllabus and the Year 5 and 6 outcomes of the Australian curriculum. It supports students learning about Sea Country using videos and classroom activities and can be followed up with hands-on experiences and excursions delivered by our Sea Rangers and other local Aboriginal educators.... Learn more

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Art
Geography
Language
Science
Technology

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multi

Biosecurity Lesson Plan | Bio Surveillance in Schools Activity

Take your students outside . . . and help us help the natural environment and agriculture! Get your students involved in some citizen science while they learn about some of NSW’s target invasive pests. ... Learn more

SUBJECT

Geography
Science
Technology

TYPE

activity,work-sheet

Cane Toad Lesson Plans | Investigate: Cane Toads

This investigate unit is designed to help students understand cane toads and their threat to the Australian environment and agricultural production.... Learn more

SUBJECT

Geography
Science
Technology

TYPE

activity,work-sheet

All About Dairy Farming – Industry Insights

These resources allow students to investigate Dairy production in Australia.... Learn more

SUBJECT

Business
Geography
Science
Technology

TYPE

multi

Beef Cattle & Meat Sheep – Junior Judging Guide

This document has been developed to guide students to prepare to judge meat sheep and beef cattle in junior judging competitions at shows. It also gives tips on oral presentation formulation and delivery.... Learn more

SUBJECT

Science
Technology

TYPE

activity,work-sheet

Saltwater Schools Lessons Plans

Explore ocean-themed education resources aligned with the Australian curriculum suitable for Stages 3-5, including fish & sustainable fishing lesson plans, videos, fact sheets, games, and activities.... Learn more

SUBJECT

Geography
HASS
Science

TYPE

multi

Christmas Prawns in Australia

The Marine Stewardship Council is on a mission to End Overfishing. In this 40-60 minute lesson for ages 10+ learners will discuss the Australian Christmas tradition of eating prawns, and the importance of sourcing sustainable seafood.... Learn more

SUBJECT

English
HASS
Math
Science

TYPE

activity