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Resource - Activity Ideas - Year 2

These Year 2 activity ideas will encourage students to choose a topic to research within the theme of dairy farming. The activities provided can be used as stand-alone teaching ideas, incorporated into an existing program or used to support other inquiry units and resources found on the Discover Dairy website. (Size: 108Kb) (Size: 116Kb)

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Inquiry Unit - Foundation - Year 2

This Foundation to Year 2 Life as a Dairy Cow resource explores and defines the systems used to raise and care for dairy cows. It discovers the methods used on Australian dairy farms to support milk production. Following an inquiry-based approach, the unit endeavours to use information about dairy farming as stimulus for the learning journey, so students can become internally motivated to explore and make connections. (Size: 779Kb)

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Where dairy farms are located

Learn about the different dairy regions of Australia. 80% percent of Australia’s milk production occurs in the higher rainfall areas along the southern and eastern coastlines, in the states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. This is where most of the cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and other dairy products are produced.

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When do cows make milk

This video explains when cows start to make milk. A cow starts to produce milk once her first calf is born. This usually happens when a cow is around two years old.

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