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“Backyard Chooks”, School Journal, level 2, August 2013

18 August 2013

Cover of the School Journal, level 2, August 2013

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.

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.

 Discussion starters

  • 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)

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