Course titleAgriculture and Soil Chemistry
This course explores the physical and chemical nature of soil as Course Term: Yearlong well as the relationships between soil; plants; animals and agricultural practices. Students will examine properties of soil and Grade Levels: 10-12 land and their connections to plant and animal production. Using Graduation Credit: Science knowledge of scientific protocols as well as course content; students will develop an Agriscience research program to be CSU/UC: Lab Science(d) conducted throughout the first semester of the course. To CTE Course Level: Singleton complete that whole project each student will investigate and test an Agriscience research question by formulating a scientific School: Westmont question related to the course content; formulating a hypothesis based on related research; conducting an experiment to test the hypothesis; collecting quantitative data; and forming a conclusion based on analysis of the data. The result of this research program will be an in depth research and experimentation paper that is technically written; based on scientific protocol; and cited using APA formatting. Additionally; students will develop and present a capstone soil management plan for agricultural producers; using the content learned throughout the course. Throughout the course; students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.
School countryUnited States
School / district Address4805 Westmont Ave
School zip code95088
Requested competency codeLab Science
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