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