Year 11 Agriculture students are studying a unit on the Meat Chicken industry. As a part of this unit they will be conducting an investigation using one variable that may influence the chickens’ growth rates.
Last year, students chose density rates, putting 10 chickens into one pen and 20 into another, which did not seem to influence the chickens’ final body weight.
This year students have chosen to divide the chickens into two groups, exposing one group to classical music 24/7. Studies have shown that music can influence some animals in a variety of ways.
The Year 11s will keep you updated on their investigations!