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Animal Science I
This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes that are involved in animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal science career major. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, animal husbandry, career opportunities, and animal evaluation. 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.


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

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

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

Course Outline:
Leadership & Supervised Agricultural Experience
Animal Evaluation
Animal Agriculture & Management
Animal Physiology

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.

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 Animal Science I, 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:

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