“Backyard Chooks”, School Journal, level 2, August 2013
18 March 2014
This article describes how Jean asks her family about getting their own chickens to ensure a constant supply of eggs. The family discusses the costs and benefits of keeping chickens and explores the types of chooks, the feed, and the coop needed to realise their project.
- Find the Teacher Support Materials for “Backyard Chooks” on Literacy Online.
Other useful resources
In this radio NZ podcast, Greg Boyle from Banks Peninsula is interviewed. He runs a business called Chook Manor that makes chicken coops and sells them in a package with chooks, feeders, and food.
A Fowl Business
Find out more about the New Zealand designed and made chooketeria mentioned in the podcast.
- Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to identify social and/or environmental issues that may have influenced particular technological practices and/or the attributes of outcomes produced. (level 2)
- Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made and natural world. (level 2)
- Technological products: Suggest why the materials in particular technological products (the chook house and the chookiteria) were used. (level 2)