Ag Science

Course Description:

            This is a lab course in which daily lessons will include designing and conducting scientific experiments in naturally occurring environmental and agricultural systems.  We will start with how the earth was formed and continue to You will collect and record data, analyze results, and hypothesize explanations of the data you found.  Expect to go out and study insects, birds, trees, and investigate feeding habits of numerous types of wildlife.  Minnesota ecosystems will be part of the course, as well as global environmental issues.  You must be able to endure the natural elements of rain, cold, sun, etc.

Essential Lerner Outcomes 

*Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural, ethical, and social aspects of local/global environmental issues.

*Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of global biological and physical earth processes

*Students will evaluate the role of human impact on natural resources.

*Students will utilize satellite maps to develop a natural resource management plan.

Students will create practical solutions to environmental issues

*Students will critically evaluate information sources, biases, and financial implications of information sources

Units of Study: (subject to change)

*Geologic Formation

*Natural Resources Then and Now


*Investigate the past current and future sources of energy

*Environmental worksheet for 160 acres