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Hendra Virus

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst describes research into the Hendra virus with its high mortality rate and animal vectors.

Teacher resource

Protecting Australian Food Production Systems through Biosecurity Education

This is an extended unit of work focusing on biosecurity and its importance for Australia. The unit is organised into three major sections: biosecurity awareness-raising; practical participation in biosecurity related investigations; and promoting a biosecurity-aware community. Each section contains numerous student activities. ...

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Biosecurity

This is a unit of work about the biosecurity of Australia’s agriculture. The unit focuses on how introduced species can affect the balance of ecosystems. The major activities in this unit focus on the concept of interdependence in ecosystems; the importance of biosecurity and control of outbreaks. A simple experiment models ...

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Sustainability

This interactive lesson teaches students about the impact of egg farming on the environment and how farmers are working to create sustainable farming practices to lessen the impact, including reusing and recycling where possible and appropriately managing waste and the potential for disease. Students also investigate how ...

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: Customer choices

This interactive lesson introduces students to the three main types of commercial egg farming systems used in Australia. Students will learn about the challenges surrounding supply and demand in the egg industry and the importance of understanding consumer choices. Students will also investigate the farming systems of other ...

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All about eggs:animal welfare - whatis it all about?

This interactive lesson enables students to understand how the growth and survival of a hen is affected by the physical conditions of its environment. They will gain knowledge of the ways in which egg farmers care for their hens and how the government enforces strict guidelines to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Students ...