Advanced Plant and Soil Science
Plant and Soil Science provides a way of learning about the natural world. Students should know how plant and soil science has influenced a vast body of knowledge, that there are still applications to be discovered, and that plant and soil science is the basis for many other fields of science.
Investigations, laboratory practices, and field exercises are to be used to develop an understanding of current plant and soil science.
This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the food and fiber industry. Students will learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge in a scientific setting.
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Mon 2/20 – No School
Tues 2/21 – Notes : Examining the Flow of Energy within ecosystem ( Energy flow in an environment – Energy Sources – Producers )
Wed 2/22 – Notes : ( Consumers – Types of Consumers – Food Chains )
Thurs 2/23 – Notes : ( Food Webs – Trophic Levels – Energy Pyramids – Biomass pyramid – Pyramid of numbers )
Fri 2/24 – Video : What is an ecosystem
Notes : ( Plants used by wildlife – The food preference )
Mon 2/6 – Continue Project : Importance of Soil Conservation
Tues 2/7 – Finish Project and Turn in on Google Classroom : Importance of Soil Conservation
Wed 2/8 – Review for Test : Soil Erosion and Conservation
Thurs 2/9 – Test : Soil Erosion and Conservation
Fri 2/10 – Review and Reteach if needed : Soil Erosion and Conservation
Mon 1/30 – Universal Screener
Tues 1/31 – Soil Conservation practices assignment
Wed 2/1 – Project – Importance of Soil Conservation
Thurs 2/2 – Continue Importance of Soil Conservation project
Fri 2/3 – Finish Project – Importance of Soil Conservation
Mon 1/23 -Notes : Soil Conservation and Erosion Control Measures ( Importance of soil conservation / Soil Erosion control measures / Efficient land uses / Water disposal systems )
Tues 1/24 – Continue Notes : Soil Conservation and Erosion Control Measures ( Cover Crops / Conservation tillage / Fertilization and Liming )
Wed 1/25 – Finish Notes : Gully control / Erosion Control Plan
Handout – Vocab : Soil Conservation
Note taking worksheet for films : Soil Conservation
Thurs 1/26 : Videos and Notes : 1. Soil 2. Natural Effects on soil 3. Man-Made effects on soil
Fri 1/27 : Videos and Notes : 4. Importance of soil conservation 5. Soil conservation practices
Mon 1/16 : No School
Tues 1/17 – Lab : Investigating relationships impacting soil erosion – Day 2
Wed 1/18 -Finish Lab : Investigating relationships impacting soil erosion
Thurs 1/19 – Notes – Soil Conservation and Erosion Control measures ( Importance of soil conservation – Soil Erosion control measures – efficient land uses – water disposal systems )
Fri 1/20 – Inauguration day – Discuss farming issues dealing with new president.
Mon 1/9 – Notes – Examining Soil Erosion – Landforms created by water erosion and Physical weathering / Factors influencing soil erosion ( Texture, Depth, Organic Matter content )
Tues 1/10 – Notes – Examining Soil Erosion – Factors influencing soil erosion ( Climate, Vegetative cover, Slope and Horizontal Length ) / Classification of slope / Classifying surface runoff / Classifying levels of erosion / Soil management )
Wed 1/11 – Video : Weathering and Erosion
Thurs 1/12 – Lab – Investigating relationships impacting soil erosion
Fri 1/13 – Lab day 2 : Investigating relationships impacting soil erosion
Mon 1/2 – Notes : Examining Soil Erosion ( Intro, Types, Wind )
Tues 1/3 – Notes : Examining Soil Erosion ( Water, Sheet and Rill, Gully )
Wed 1/4 – Notes : Examining Soil Erosion ( Land forms created by water erosion and physical erosion, Factors influencing soil erosion, Texture, Depth, Organic Matter Content )
Thurs 1/5 – Notes : Examining Soil Erosion ( Climate, Vegetative cover, Slope and Horizontal length, Classification of slope – Classifying surface runoff – Classifying levels of erosion – Soil management )
Fri 1/6 – Video : Weathering and Erosion
For detailed lesson plans click on the following link : Properties of Soil
Mon 12/5 – Continue Digging for Lab : Examining Soil Horizons
Tues 12/6 – Lab Examining Soil Horizons : Measurements and investigate
Wed 12/7 – Lab : Examining Soil Horizons : Analysis and Conclusions
Thurs 12/8 – Fill in Hole from Lab
Fri 12/9 – Notes : Chemical Properties of soil ( Soil Salinity, Soil pH, Factors influencing application rate and frequency )
*Test will be Tuesday next week!!!
For detailed Lesson Plans click on the following Link : Properties of Soil
Mon 11/28 – Notes : Physical Properties of Soil ( Soil texture / Soil Depth )
Tues 11/29 – Notes : Physical Properties of Soil ( Soil Structure / Soil Permeability Classification )
Video : Soil quality and Water Movement – USDA
Wed 11/30 – Lab :Examining Soil Horizons : Set up and Plan
Thurs 12/1 – Lab : Examining Soil Horizons : Dig
Fri 12/2 – Lab : Examining Soil Horizons : Dig
For more detailed lesson plans on this topic please click the following link : Properties of Soil
Mon 11/14 – Video : Food INC.
Tues 11/15 – Video : Food INC.
Wed 11/16 – Finish Video : Food INC.
Thurs 11/17 – Notes : Physical Properties of Soil ( Objectives – SoilComposition )
Fri 11/18 – Notes : Physical Properties of Soil ( Soil Texture – Soil Depth )