AGRISCIENCE EDUCATION COURSE OUTLINE AND INTRODUCTION
What is Agriscience Education? • Agriscience is a course that provides students with a general overview of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster, which contains five pathways—Power, Structure, and Technical Systems; Environmental and Natural Resources Systems; Animal Systems; Plant Systems; and Agribusiness Systems.
Topics to be Covered • Topics included in this course include career opportunities, safety, technology applications, agribusiness leadership, environmental science, soil science, plant science, forestry, animal science, aquaculture, wildlife science, pest management, woodworking, metalworking, small engines, electrical wiring, and plumbing.
Course Requirements • Join the Agriscience Career and Technical Organization FFA (National FFA Organization) • Pay $20.00 Course Fee • Supply a 1” 3-ring Binder for Class
What is FFA? • The National FFA Organization (also known as Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. • FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
How Do You Join? • Students must pay a yearly fee of $12.00 • Alabama State FFA Dues • National FFA Dues • You will receive a 1year subscription to the FFA magazine “New Horizons”
Course Fee • $20.00 • The course fee helps to pay for a small portion of the consumable material that will be used by each student throughout the school year. Each student will construct projects that will cost well over $20.00. • Fee must be paid within the 2nd week of class
3-Ring Binder • Each student must supply a 1 inch 3-ring binder which will be kept on the shelve in the classroom. • Test • Class Materials • Handouts • All materials will be saved and used for study guides.
Expectations • What do I expect from YOU? • Throughout the duration of this school year you will be expected to meet and exceed all goals and objectives set forth by me and the State Department of Education.
How Can You Exceed Expectations? • Get involved • Stay on Task • Ask Questions • Complete all Assignments • Give all you’ve got and ask for more • Step up and LEAD
Class & Laboratory RULES • 1. Follow ALL Rules • 2. Get to Class On Time • 3. Always Be Prepared • 4. Only Talk at Appropriate Times • 5. Respect your Teacher and Classmates • 6. Nobody Leaves the Classroom for any reason • 7. Follow all Rules, Regulations and Policies as set forth in the Parent/Student Handbook • 8. Clean up your own trash
Class & Laboratory RULES • 9. Always practice and demonstrate proper safety procedures in the Lab. • 10. Never Play in the Lab. • 11. No Food or Drinks in Lab or Classroom • 12. Report all Injuries to Instructor Imediately. • 13. Remember all Tools are only as safe as you make them. • 14. It is the responsibility of all of us to create a safe work environment.
Procedures • Bell Ringer • Each day will begin with a bell-ringer assignment that will include state department reading objectives. • After Roll Call we will conclude our bell-ringer and continue with our daily assignment. • We will meet in the classroom daily, even if we will be working in the Lab. • All written assignments are due by the end of the class period.
Words of Wisdom • ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING • Be a Friend to a Friend • Be Honest • Be Yourself
INTRODUCTION QUIZ • 1. How much does it cost to join FFA? • $12.00 • 2. How much is the class fee? • $20.00 • 4. What item do you need to purchase and bring to class to be kept on the shelf? • 3-ring Binder • 5. What is the 1st classroom rule? • Follow all rules