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Text ACMF: Effects of selective breeding

TLF ID M016060

This resource is a web page providing information about an experiment on the growth rate of different chicken breeds carried out by students at James Ruse Agricultural High School in NSW, which shows the influence of selective breeding on chicken weight. It includes a side-by-side column graph comparing the weight of egg chickens and meat chickens at different stages of growth. The resource explains that the increased weight of meat chickens is due to selective breeding, not use of hormones, which it describes as a commonly held misconception.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the mathematics curriculum for year 6, particularly for the content description in Statistics and Probability referring to interpreting and comparing a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables. The resource includes a side-by-side column graph comparing the weights of egg and meat chickens at different stages of growth.
  • This would be a useful resource for the science curriculum in years 7 and 8, particularly for the content descriptions in Science as a Human Endeavour that refer to science understanding influencing the development of practices in areas of human activity such as agriculture; and in Science Inquiry Skills for the content descriptions about using scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims.
  • This resource supports the general capabilities of numeracy and literacy.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc
  • Organization: Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc
  • URL: http://www.chicken.org.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc.
  • Organization: Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc.
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.chicken.org.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • Copyright © 2013 Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught.