These resources are designed to introduce high school students to the systems and practices used in egg production in Australia. The units use Project Based Learning as a way to engage students in secondary schools to explore the past, present and future of egg farming. Students are given an opportunity to gain an insight into the ways Australian farmers raise their chickens, manage resources, improve sustainability of farm practices, adapt to climate change and produce quality food products.
The units are for Year 7/8 and 9/10 and fit into the Technologies area of the curriculum. The Year 7 and 8 unit ‘How do you like your eggs?’ encourages students to investigate the three main production systems used in Australia (cage, barn, free range) and create a documentary. The Year 9 and 10 unit ‘Sustainably and ethically produced and labelled “Eggs Matter!”’ supports students to investigate and make judgements about the production and marketing of Australian eggs. Students are tasked with creating a Newspapers in Education feature to inform consumers about their findings as well proposing ways to improve the labelling of eggs.
As the egg industry is dynamic and responsive to market conditions, the figures supplied in the resources may change over time. Similarly, as contents of the websites used in this resource are updated or moved, hyperlinks may not always function.
Please register your contact details at www.eggs.education/rego so that we can keep in touch and send you unit updates and supporting information as it becomes available.
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