Get into Digital Agriculture
Get into Digi.Ag has been developed to align with Levels 7-8 of the Victorian F-10 Digital Technologies curriculum. This workshop is also rich in cross-disciplinary alignment with other curricula including Science, Engineering, Maths, and VCE Agriculture and Horticulture.
Following a brief introductory presentation, students construct a digital sensor that monitors the immediate environment of a plant. They explore digital connectivity and acquire real time data from their sensor using basic code. Students collaborate to analyse the class dataset and make precision choices that could impact the efficient use of agricultural resources. Utilising online software, they learn how to design a basic algorithm that would automate a watering system based on input from their sensors. Finally, students explore the use of spatial sensing, as acquired from satellites, drones and ground vehicles and the application of this data to modelling and agricultural decision making.
Available: Terms 1 - 4
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: Free (workbooks provided)
Locations: AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience (Melbourne), & Agriculture Victoria SmartFarms (Tatura, Ellinbank, Horsham, Hamilton)
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