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Agriscience Syllabus
8/17/2012

Agriscience Syllabus

 

Agriscience                                                                                                     Mr. Jonathan King

2012-2013                                                                                                       Planning- 4th periods

2nd & 5th period                                                                                              jonathanking@franklin.k12.al.us

Agriscience Unit                                                                                             Contact: M-F 7:30- 3:30

 

Course Description

Agriscience is a one-credit course that provides students with a general overview of the five major career areas in Agriscience Education: Plant Biosystems, Animal Systems, AgriEngineering, AgriCommerce and Communications, and Environmental and Natural Resources. Students are involved in classroom and laboratory activities in each of the five major career areas. Application of agriculture-related case studies is used to demonstrate and reinforce skills taught in this course.

 

This course expands students' critical-thinking skills, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems. Safe field and laboratory investigations will be used in instruction to the maximum extent possible to illustrate scientific concepts and principles and to support inquiry instruction.

 

This course emphasizes SAEP and FFA opportunities that develop students' potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.

Grading

Grades will be calculated on 100 point scale.  All grades will be averaged together to calculate the grade at the end of each nine week period.  Grades will be taken from class assignments, hands on projects, and participation in the class.

Grading scale

90%-100%= A

80%-89% = B

70%-79% = C

60%-69% = D

Below 60%= F

 

Topics to be covered

1.     FFA history

2.     FFA procedures and operation

3.     General Safety

4.     Soil Science

5.     Plant Science

6.     Forestry

7.     Animal Science

8.     Environmental Science/ Wildlife Management

9.     Woodworking

10.  Basic Electricity

11.  Basic Plumbing

12.  Aquaculture

13.  Basic Operation of Small Engines

 

Contacting the Instructor

Students and/or parents may contact the instructor during regular school hours for make-up work or with any other questions that might arise during the school year.