The Yabby unit

This unit of work provides students with the opportunity to investigate the importance of aquaculture production to our society by focusing on Australian freshwater crayfish production. The Yabby unit of work consists of six resources including a workbook, answer guide, teacher and parent lesson sequence guide, two major design folios and a teacher coding guide with example code for a possible automated aquaponics set-up.

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the answer guide is not included here due to students directly accessing answers from home.

Email megs.dunford@dpi.nsw.gov.au to request a free copy for teachers and parents.



The unit includes guides for practical activities, in-class extension investigations, mini design projects which will challenge student understanding and prepare them to complete one of two major projects for the unit to design and build an aquaponics system and then automate it using control technologies.


Additional activities suggested in conjunction with this unit involve students growing, managing and making observations on aquaponic plants and freshwater crayfish.

The unit is designed to cover outcomes from the NSW Technology Mandatory stage 4 Syllabus context areas Agricultural technologies, Engineered systems and Digital technologies, but has also been mapped for the Agricultural Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus and Marine and Aquaculture Technology, Years 7-10 Syllabus.

 

 

The Yabby unit workbook
Answer guide- email megs.dunford@dpi.nsw.gov.au
for a copy
Folio 1- Design and Code an aquaponics system
Folio 2- Design and Build an aquaponics system
Teacher guide - Code and build an aquaponics control system

Lesson sequence - teacher and parent guide