Agriscience Exploration AREAS OF STUDY Units of study will come from the attached competency list. Grading: A – 94 – 100 B – 87 -93 C – 78 – 86 D – 70 – 77 F – Below 70 Expectations: 1. Students are to be in class on time and ready to work. 2. Students will not lean back in chairs or sit on desks. 3. Students will wear safety glasses or goggles in the lab area. 4. Students will make up work promptly after an absence. 5. Students will raise their hand and be recognized before speaking. 6. Students will use only materials given them by the teacher. 7. Students will go only into permitted areas of the lab. 8. Students will clean their work area daily. 9. Students will remain seated until teacher dismisses them. 10. Students will respect classmates, teachers, visitors and school property. Discipline Procedures: Minor Incidents: 1. Verbal Warning, warning recorded in grade book. 2. Verbal warning, warning recorded in grade book, letter sent home to parents. 3. Period of AES, phone call made to parents. 4. Period of AES, phone call made to parents. 5. Referral to Office Major Incidents: Immediate AES assignment or office referral. Agriscience Exploration TASKS/COMPETENCIE S Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills • 001 Demonstrate positive work ethic. • 002 Demonstrate integrity. • 003 Demonstrate teamwork skills. • 004 Demonstrate self-representation skills. • 005 Demonstrate diversity awareness. • 006 Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills. • 007 Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness. Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills • 008 Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills. • 009 Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills. • 010 Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. • 011 Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills. • 012 Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates. • 013 Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills. • 014 Demonstrate job acquisition and advancement skills. • 015 Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills. • 016 Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills. • 017 Demonstrate customer-service skills. Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills • 018 Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation. • 019 Demonstrate information technology skills. • 020 Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues. • 021 Demonstrate telecommunications skills. Addressing Elements of Student Life • 022 Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization. • 023 Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult. • 024 Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects. • 025 Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards. Becoming Oriented to Agriscience Exploration • 026 Identify ideas associated with agriculture. • 027 Identify class rules and procedures. Recognizing the Importance of Agriculture/Agriscience • 028 Explain the importance of agriculture to Virginia, the United States, and the world. • 029 Describe the relationship of agriculture to other segments of society. Conserving Natural Resources 030 Identify soil compositions. 031 Identify kinds of soil erosion. 032 Explain factors affecting soil erosion. 033 Explain the importance of conserving soils. 034 Describe soil erosion control measures. 035 Explore conservation measures. 036 Explain human impact on air quality. 037 Determine the economic importance of forestry. 038 Explain the life functions and processes of a tree. 039 Identify Virginia forest trees. 040 Explore the forest as an ecological community. 041 Identify careers in natural resources. Exploring Research in Agriculture 042 Explain the importance of agricultural research. 043 Identify agricultural research in animal science. 044 Identify agricultural research in plant science. 045 Identify research in agricultural engineering technology. 046 Explore career opportunities in agricultural research. Exploring Plant Science 047 Determine the economic importance of agricultural and horticultural crops. 048 Describe the life processes of plants. 049 Identify and explain methods of plant reproduction. 050 Demonstrate proper watering and fertilization of plants. 051 Identify and label plants. 052 Identify methods of planting or transplanting. 053 Explain the use of hydroponics and aquaponics in growing plants. 054 Describe new technology in plant science. 055 Explain career opportunities in plant science. Exploring Animal Science 056 Determine the importance of animals to agriculture. 057 Explain the importance of animal evaluation. 058 Identify key scientific terms used in the animal industry. 059 Explore the meat animal industry. 060 Explore the dairy products industry. 061 Explore the aquaculture industry. 062 Identify breeds of pleasure and companion animals. 063 Identify basic practices for care of pleasure and companion animals. 064 Describe new technologies in animal science. 065 Describe ethical concerns related to animal welfare. 066 Explore career opportunities in animal science. Developing Agricultural Mechanical Skills 067 Identify laboratory procedures and policies. 068 Identify safety practices and procedures. 069 Identify types of metal. 070 Perform metal fabrication practices. 071 Read and interpret simple plans. 072 Identify and use basic hand tools for woodworking. 073 Perform woodworking skills. 074 Maintain hand tools. 075 Select and use measuring tools. 076 Select and use wood fasteners. 077 Finish and preserve wood. Developing Leadership Skills 078 Identify effective leadership traits. 079 Identify personal leadership traits. 080 Develop personal goals. 081 Develop oral communication skills. 082 Develop written communication skills. 083 Develop an understanding of FFA. 084 Identify opportunities for leadership. 085 Develop social skills.