Education videos

Cotton Australia videos

Australian Cotton, from Seed to Sock

Who: 4-10

What: This short feature film is the story of how a pair of Australian cotton socks are made, from the field right through to the end product. It's told by the industry's characters, shot with beautiful clarity and is a must see for anyone interested in where their clothes come from.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: Narration

Duration: 6:12 minutes

Extra: Download the Seed to Sock worksheet

Cotton Products and Uses

Who: 4-10

What: Cotton is used to produce thousands of useful products from sheets and towels, tarpaulins and tents, pharmaceuticals and
medical supplies. In this video, Australian cotton growers talk about some of the products made from the cotton they grow.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: Narration

Duration: 3.07 minutes

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Meet A Grower – Sam Coulton, Boggabilla, NSW

Who: 7-12

What: Hear from a farmer why he chooses to grow cotton and the benifits this brings to his local community. Sam talks about how he managed during the drought and the need for rain and concludes by saying that farmers really do actively care for the environment.

Australian Curriculum: Geography, Agriculture

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: grower talking

Duration: 1:47 minutes

Meet A Grower - Drew Knights, St George, QLD

Who: 5-10

What: Listen as a Queensland farmer explains that his whole family is involved in decision making to make the most of their most valuable resource, water, and the benefits of growing cotton for their local community.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: grower talking

Duration: 1:48 minutes

Know the Facts - Water Allocations

Who: 3-8

What: Introduction to water allocation use with images and text.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: soundtrack, no narration

Duration: 0:45 minutes

Know the Facts - Why is Cotton Grown in Australia?

Who: 3-8

What: Cotton is a desert plant that is water efficient and is only grown when there is sufficient water available. Images and text.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: soundtrack, no narration

Duration: 0:48 minutes

Biotechnology: transgenic versus conventional cotton

Who: 7-12

What: Two petri dishes, one with a Transgenic cotton leaf and the other with a Conventional cotton leaf. Watch what happens in the experiment!

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: No

Duration: 0:18 minutes

Soil Your Undies

Who: 5-12

What: Focus on soil health and biodegradability. Six weeks ago, Gunnedah cotton grower Scott Morgan buried a pair of cotton undies and a pair of polyester undies in his soil. A few days ago he dug them up and the results are incredible. Soil health expert Dr Oliver Knox also provides analysis of what we're seeing.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography, Agriculture

Publisher: Cotton Australia

Audio: Narration

Duration: 7:49 minutes

Extra: Download the 'How To' guide here

The water cycle and responsible water use

Who: 1-6

What: How do you manage water at school and campare this to how a cotton farmer uses water to grow a crop. Includes a great range of images and an embedded video showing how to start a water syphon.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Renee Anderson (Cotton Australia)

Audio:
Slides only

Duration: n/a

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Other productions

Cotton harvesting in Australia

Who: 3-10

What: See a cotton picking harvester in action and dropping round bales in the paddock. Specialised machinery is featured showing how bales are collected from the paddock and then loaded onto a truck for transport to the local gin.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Douga57 Warren NSW

Audio: soundtrack, no narration

Duration: 5:55 minutes

The Ginning Process

Who: 5-12

What: From cotton being picked in the paddock to being baled and shipped. The ginning process is explained in detail showing the machinery used, how cotton is traced through the gin and how cotton samples are taken from every bale to be graded.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Southern Cotton

Audio: Narrated

Duration: 11:14 minutes

John Deere Round Cotton Baler

Who: 3-10

What: How do cotton pickers work? Watch how a cotton picker captures cotton and forms round bales with animation showing what is happening inside the harvester.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology

Publisher: Art4Agriculture

Audio: soundtrack, no narration

Duration: 2:50 minutes

How Does Our Cotton Grow?

Who: 7-10

What: A cotton farmer from Mungindi in NSW captures one growing season in pictures with text overlay describing what's happening.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: Bess O'Connor (@Cotton_wife)

Audio: soundtrack, text overlay

Duration: 6:05 minutes

CSD - the beginning

Who: 7-12

What: From the humble beginnings in 1967, hear how Cotton Seed Distributors formed and became Australia's cotton seed supplier.

Australian Curriculum: History, Geography

Publisher: Cotton Seed Distributors

Audio: soundtrack, no narration

Duration: 4:33 minutes

Breeding a Sustainable Future

Who: 7-12

What: Want to know more about researching cotton at CSIRO and Cotton RDC? Researchers and scientists talk about breeding cotton using the latest technological advancements and practices.

Australian Curriculum: Science, Technology, Geography

Publisher: PIEFA

Audio: voice-over

Duration: 4:58 minutes

Growing the Territory - Modern Cotton

Who: 7-12

What: Cotton trials are underway in the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia and in 2019, over 4,500 bales of cotton were harvested. Some northern cotton growers talk about the benifits to the community that the development of a cotton gin in Northern Territory would create including creating jobs and have significant cost savings for growers.

Australian Curriculum: Agriculture, Geography, Science, Technology

Publisher: Northern Territory Farmers' Association

Audio: Narration and background soundtrack

Duration: 9:14 minutes