Video Introducing Agriculture - from the paddock/ocean to the plate

TLF ID M018949

This is a video about where food comes from and how it is produced. The video is presented by Amy and uses cut out animation and a spoken commentary with numerous puns and riddles to introduce and explain the concept and purpose of agriculture. Amy then details the steps in producing milk and honey. The video lasts for 5:51min and ends with the presenter posing a challenge for students to develop their own flow chart showing steps in the production of a food of their choice.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Intended for mid to upper primary school students, this resource highlights the importance of agriculture in providing our food. Recognising that many primary students identify the supermarket as the major source of their food, the video explains in considerable detail how two common foods reach the supermarket. The flow chart activity provides a scaffolded opportunity to investigate this further.
  • The activity also provides an example of how agricultural knowledge and understanding can be delivered through subjects in the Australian Curriculum; in this case the design and technology curriculum in years 4 to 6. The commentary and flow chart activity are highly relevant for content descriptions in the food and fibre context of the knowledge and understanding strand about investigating food production and how and why food is produced in managed environments.
Year level

4; 5; 6

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: AgriFood Skills Australia
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
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