Drones in Forestry

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drones in forestry

The Drones in Forestry units of work allows students in years 5-6 and
9-10 to explore how Australia’s forests are sustainably managed using a variety of high-tech digital systems including drone and remote sensing technologies. 

Australia’s sustainable productive forests are managed for renewable wood products using a variety of digital systems including drone and satellite technologies.

These units have been designed in modules to cater for equipment access, time constraints and curriculum requirements.

Students explore and understand how drones and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) assist foresters including forest planners to manage the forest environments that provide sustainable and renewable resources for society.

Students will complete a case study of how a forestry worker uses drones and digital systems to sustainably manage the forests. They will then complete a simulated forestry drone mission.


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Winner - Best Digital Resource for
Years 5-6 and 9-10

Australian Geography Association Awards 2022.

“The ForestLearning and She Maps Drones in Forestry units dynamically engage with emerging technology for a contemporary learning experience for all students. The significant support and resourcing attached to the unit empowers teachers to implement contemporary geographic tools in their curriculum, underpinned by strong vocational links.”

Dr Susan Caldis
Chairperson of AGTA Board

Presented at the 2022 AGTA Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, September 2022

AGTA Award digital resource winner 2022

About the teaching resources

The Teaching and Learning resources consist of Australian Curriculum mapped lesson sequences with supporting resources and assessment rubrics. The unit has been designed in discrete modules to cater for equipment access, time constraints and curriculum requirements. The resources consist of:

  • Lesson sequence with hyperlinks to supporting resources
  • Australian Curriculum mapping document
  • Assessment rubrics mapped to the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards
  • Student response booklets and activity sheets
  • StoryMaps – interactive visual guides with embedded videos and maps.

These resources enable teachers to complete the curriculum-aligned activities in their classroom which cater to varied student ability and resource availability. All resources are provided free for teachers to access and download.

These resources have been developed in partnership with ForestLearning.

Years 5-6 - Teacher Resources

Through the 5-6 unit, students will:

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Lesson Sequence 

Curriculum Mapping

Assessment Rubrics

Case Study Booklet

Case Study Booklet – Digital

Student Activity Sheets

Early Forestry Student Booklet

StoryMaps - Years 5-6

Year 9-10 Teacher Resources

Through the 9-10 unit, students will:

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Curriculum Mapping

Assessment Rubrics

Lesson Sequence

Case Study Booklet

Case Study Booklet – Digital

Risk Assessment Plan

Student Activity Sheets

StoryMap – Digital Systems in Forestry

Learn more about ForestLearning

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ForestLearning provides educators with free teaching resources relevant to the Australian Curriculum and with a focus on Australian forests and sustainable timber products.

Save precious planning time and plant the seeds of sustainability and our natural world in your K-12 classroom, by downloading ForestLearning teacher guides and photocopiable student workbooks.  Discover the vital roles that renewable forests, wood and wood fibre products can play in creating a better, more sustainable world!

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