High Agriscience Foundations 1
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In this course, you will learn what you need to jumpstart a career in agriscience. You will dive into agricultural history and its global impact, and learn about scientific and research concepts that drive the field, as well as the effects of agriculture on the environment. The course will also teach you about the career opportunities available in the field and how to promote yourself best so you can land your dream job. Specialized lab activities will give you the hands-on practice you need to master the content. You will have the unique experience of interviewing an agriscience worker related to your job of interest. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to become industry certified as an Agriculture Associate!
This course does not satisfy NCAA eligibility requirements.
Module 01: Agriscience
- Introduction to Agriscience
- Equipment and Tools
- FFA and SAE
Module 02: Cellular Systems
- Cell Reproduction
- DNA and Genetics
- Plant Reproduction
- Plant Growth
Module 03: Animal and Plant Systems
- Plant Categorization and Products
- Animal Categorization
- Animal Products
- Animal Welfare
Module 04: Environmental Systems
- Environmental Resources
- Climatic and Geologic Activity
- Environmental Concerns
- Environmental Management
Module 05: Technology and Innovation
- Historical Events
- Emerging Trends
- Agriscience Research
- Agriscience Data
Module 06: Leadership and Careers
- Agriscience Leadership
- Career Exploration
- Career Planning
- Active Citizenship
Household items for lab experiments
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.