Play on With OzoFarm

During the school holidays the OzoFarm game proved very popular in libraries across Queensland, and thanks to the passion and innovation of Ipswich and Isaac public libraries we’ve got two new Ozobot resources to share.

An agriculture robot tends to a field of corn

Robotics are changing the way farmers do business. Souce: Deepfield Robotics

The games developed by both libraries are available online  as part of the digital literacy resources on Public Libraries Connect and are tried-and-tested examples of how much fun can be had with an Ozobot.

The OzoFarm game started conversations about what the future of farming might look like. We’re already living in a world where robots can pick citrus, groom beds of lettuce, mow hay and survey fields more efficiently than human labour can. What technologies will the next generation of farmers dream up?

 

 

 

Future Farm Game Board

Ipswich Libraries’ Future Farm Ozobot game

“One of the biggest issues facing the agribusiness sector is how to support the industry with low cost automated technologies as well as the development of these technologies,” says University of Sydney professor Salah Sukkarieh.

The key to keeping kids excited about robotics is to understand the basic functionality of each gadget and then incorporate it into activities that encourage kids to think about technology in the context of the world around them.

Before starting your OzoFarm activities, check out the Farming With Robots article on Robohub and 13 Fascinating Farming Robots That Will Feed Humans of the Future.

Looking for additional Ozobot activities?  Check out this great Ozobot bowling activity, or visit the Ozobot Lesson Library for activities from Ozobot users worldwide.

Ozobot kits are available for loan from SLQ by contacting Public Library Development at pld@slq.qld.gov.au.