Do Ewe Even Code? — Agriculture Lessons!

Did you know that there are over 70 million sheep in Australia? Do you know how many people there are — only 25 million!

That means there are three sheep for every person! Imagine everyone in your class or Code Club with three sheep following them!

Sheep farmers lead very busy lives looking after their sheep. They breed and raise the animals, provide feed for them, look after their paddocks and more!

Some sheep farms also have goats! Did you know that goat is the most popular meat in the world! Have you ever eaten goat?

On the farm in our game the sheep is being rounded up after a day out in the paddock by our awesome sheep dog. Most sheep dogs are kelpies. They’re great at herding sheep (sometimes called mustering or droving) and they don’t need much training.

Lots of farmers use technology on their farm to make herding sheep easier. Some farmers use cameras on drones to track their animals and check that they’re healthy.

We talk more about drone and how farmers use technology in our talk with National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson, which you can find here.

If you’re looking for further educational resources on sheep and other agriculture industries, as well as Science curriculum matching head to Primezone — https://www.primezone.edu.au/?s=sheep

If you’d like to learn about technology and coding in other Agriculture industries, head to our blog for more info — https://medium.com/code-club-australia

And don’t miss the other coding lessons that are part of this module at https://codeclubau.org/projects/topics/agriculture/

All the lessons are free and matched the Digital Technologies curriculum.

Register your free Code Club and getting kids coding in your community — codeclubau.org

(Image from https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/sheep/faqs-sheep-industry-western-australia)

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