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Unit plan: Planning for cow movement through an automatic milking system

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

1–3
4-6
7-8

Lower Primary
Middle Primary
Upper Primary

Science

Technology

Living World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

Overview

Students use information about an new Automated Milking System to design the layout of their own farm. Two-dimensional drawings are processed to make three-dimensional models of the layout.

Purpose

To think about how to set up an automatic milking system by integrating knowledge of the farm technology with knowledge of cow behaviour.

At a more advanced level, children could construct a farm model using electronics and link it into Electronics and Control technology.

Keywords

Milking system, automatic milking, cow behaviour, animal welfare model.

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