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Manufacturing & Production - PACKER AND PACKAGER

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Poetry and Packers?

PrimaryPrimary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1.  Watch this video on the life of a packer Video
https://youtu.be/O45iY86IXbU

 

2. You are to write a poem on the life of a packer. See the different types of poems you can select from the website below:

Poetry for Kids

3. Create two different poems using two different methods.

 

 

 

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Packer Researching Activity

 MiddleMiddle 

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

 

 

1. Packers need to have good skills at recording information and entering into a computer database. Go to the following website: Open Universities

Open Universities

and record the following information:

  • The description of a packer.
  • The average salary.
  • The skills required to work in this industry.
  • The percentage of males and females working full time and part time in this industry.
  • The percentages of the top three regions of employment.

2. Create a graph using Microsoft excel on the employment of males and females working in this industry, full and part time. Here is a Tutorial on how to create a graph on Excel.

Graphs in Excel 3. Create graphs on the top three regions of employment.
  
4. Answer the following questions based on your graphs.
a) What gender works the most in the packing industry?
b) What type of work is the most common in this industry? (full-time or part-time)
c) What state has the highest region of employment?

5. Now research this website.

Job Outlook

Find the answers to the following questions:
a) Which states/territories have the lowest employment in this area?
b) How many (in percentage) in the career path of packing have completed a Bachelor degree?
c) What is the most common age group in the packing industry?
d) How important (in percentage) is it to have good listening skills in this profession?
e) How important (in percentage) is to have good coordination skills in this profession?
f) How many workers are employed in this occupation?

6. Reflection

Reflection: Would you like a job as a Packer and Packager? Why? Why not?

 

 

Bar Codes ...

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

 

1. Read this article from How Stuff Works Reading

How barcodes work

2. Write down what the first 12 digits represent.

3. Note down what sums you need to do to get the check digit.

4. Find an object with a bar code around you and do the calculations to find the check digit. Check and see if it is the same as on the barcode.

5. Make up your own 12 digit barcode and calculate what the check digit would be.

 

 

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