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Agriscience Applications

As the recommended entry level course for students in the Agricultural Education curriculum, the purpose of Agriscience Applications is to introduce students to fundamental principles and skills in agriculture. This course focuses on integrating biological/physical sciences with technology as related to the environment, natural resources, food production, science, and agribusiness. Topics of instruction include agricultural awareness and literacy, employability skills and introduction to all aspects of the total agricultural industry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.  The prerequisite course(s) for this course are, none.

Materials:
Each student should bring to class the following:
-MacBook
-Paper
-Writing Utensil (pen or pencil) 

Rules:
Students will abide by the class rules at all times.
1. Listen and follow directions.
2. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3. Abstain from behavior that inhibits learning.
4. Remain in your seat.
5. Treat others with respect.
6. Bring materials to class.
7. Smile and have fun! 

Consequences:
1st time: Warning
2nd time: Minute after class/consultation about behavior
3rd time: Call parents/consultation about student behavior 
4th time: Office referral 

Course Outline:
A. Basic Ag Awareness
B. Leadership & Employability Skills
C. Agricultural Engineering
D. Biotechnology
E. Animal Science
F. Environmental Science
G. Plant Science 

FFA:
Agricultural students are expected to join the FFA. It is an intracurricular activity and will be an integral part of the class. FFA dues are $13. 

SAE:
Agricultural students will be required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience project. 

Grading Scale:
 Six weeks grades will be calculated from tests, quizzes, class work, homework and writing assignments.
A 93-100
B 85-92
C 77-84
D 70-76
F 0-69
Final grade will be determined by 1st  six weeks grade, 2nd  six weeks grade, 3rd  six weeks grade, final exam, FFA, and SAE. 

How to Achieve Success:
In order to be successful in Agriscience Applications, students must be able to listen during class and follow the class rules. In addition, students should complete and turn in all assignments. Also, students need to review their notes and assignments before each test. If a student has any questions or concerns, they should feel free to let me know. I will be more than willing to help.


Pacing Guide and Course Content:
The order of pacing is subject to change depending on spring and fall semesters due to environmental/seasonal changes. 




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