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On this page you'll find some great fact sheets for kids.  A note for teachers, these have been lined up with curriculum (teachers’ resource available below). You can align learnings to the curriculum using the pink words on the fact sheets.

 

SUGARCANE FACT SHEETS

PADDOCK TO PLATE WATER SOIL


The sugarcane production process from paddock to plate. Includes industry facts, alternative uses for cane and a fun quiz. There is also a short fun kids segment on YouTube
  Click to download brochure
Click here to watch the movie


The importance of water in the growing process and how farmers use water effectively and efficiently. Improving water quality and protecting the Great Barrier Reef.
Click to download fact sheet
 


Healthy soil is vital to grow a good crop of sugarcane. Lists the steps taken by farmers to ensure that their soil contains the nutrients required to ensure a healthy crop
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BIODIVERSITY ONE CROP MANY USES NUTRITION


Cane growers see themselves as guardians of the rainforest and reef. How farmers work with nature to help protect the land, water, birds and animals which live with us.
  Click here to download fact sheet


Lists a number of other products that can be made from sugarcane. Includes some sugarcane facts, electricity from sugarcane and a map of the growing areas.
  Click here to download fact sheet


Lists some important nutritional facts about sugar. The key is to balance energy inputs with outputs whilst understanding nutrition.
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HISTORICAL COLOURING IN TEACHERS' RESOURCES

They're all Half Crazy is a historical look at the Australian sugarcane industry.  The publication is now out of print, so we've made the book and movie available for free here
  Click to download brochure
Click here to watch the movie

Smart kids wear helmets
The reef is our back yard 
Another one to choose from

Teacher's resource notes

Water maze activity sheet

 

 

COWBOYS IN THE CLASSROOM VIDEOS

 

 

Kids answer this question (in writing, using pictures, making a drawing or making a movie):
How are sugarcane growers using new farming practices and technology to:

  • improve water quality?
  • improve health of the soil?
  • improve biodiversity?
  • produce not just sugar, but a range of products from sugarcane?