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    Jessie Shafer
     
    Agricuture Mechanics Teacher
     
     
    E-mail  shaferj@selsd.com
    814-662-2741 ext 2170
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    Weekly Standardes : 

     

    Animal Science -

    1/10-1/31/2020 " Nutrition Unit" 

    • 2.1 Demonstrate safe animal handling techniques for production, laboratory and recreation purposes
    • 2.2 Identify and demonstrate the proper use, maintenance and storage of livestock/poultry/laboratory animal equipment
    • 2.3 Safely handle animal products (health products, meat, milk, wastes) 
    • 3.1 Identify career opportunities in animal science
    • 3.2 Identify advanced training and postsecondary education options in animal science
    • 5.1 Describe current biotechnology techniques in animal science
    • 5.2 Describe environmental, food, medicines, public safety and biosecurity issues related to animal health
    • 5.3 Analyze the impact of new and emerging technologies on the marketing and management of animals
    • 9.1 Identify the essential nutrients for animal growth, performance, maintenance and reproduction
    • 9.2 Identify feeds and feed components
    • 9.3 Analyze feed tags and labels
    • 9.4 Formulate feed rations
    • 9.5 Interpret feed trial results
    • 9.6 Calculate feed ration costs using the least cost formula
    • 9.7 Determine the economic impacts of various feeding programs
    • 9.8 Identify the organs and functions of the digestive system
    • 9.9 Explain and compare digestive systems and physiology of digestion between various species
    • 9.10 Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the use of hormones, growth regulations and medications in animal agriculture

    11/25-1/9/2020 " Physiology Unit"

    • 2.1 Demonstrate safe animal handling techniques for production, laboratory and recreation purposes
    • 2.2 Identify and demonstrate the proper use, maintenance and storage of livestock/poultry/laboratory animal equipment
    • 2.3 Safely handle animal products (health products, meat, milk, wastes) 
    • 3.1 Identify career opportunities in animal science
    • 3.2 Identify advanced training and postsecondary education options in animal science
    • 5.1 Describe current biotechnology techniques in animal science
    • 5.2 Describe environmental, food, medicines, public safety and biosecurity issues related to animal health
    • 5.3 Analyze the impact of new and emerging technologies on the marketing and management of animals
    • 10.1 Describe normal animal behavior by species, along with causes and potential results of abnormal behavior (social, sexual and ingestive)
    • 10.2 Explain behavioral modification and its use in managing animals
    • 10.3 Demonstrate proper handling techniques and describe the related psychological/behavioral principles
    • 11.1 Explain the appropriate use of various animal management record keeping methods
    • 11.2 Identify animal identification techniques and their proper application
    • 11.3 Describe the purposes of animal management practices used to control animal behavior, handling safety and housing
    • 13.1 Identify the organs and functions of the pulmonary, circulatory and immune systems
    • 13.2 Recognize, identify and evaluate the effects of common diseases, parasites and poisons
    • 13.3 Describe preventative animal health and treatment techniques
    • 13.4 Explain local, state, federal and international laws and regulations which govern animal health
    • 13.5 Develop a preventative health management plan for a specific species 13.6 Interpret animal health product labels
    • 13.7 Demonstrate safe and proper application and administration of animal health products

     

    10/24-11/22/2019 " Meat Unit" 

    • 2.3 Safely handle animal products (health products, meat, milk, wastes) 
    • 3.1 Identify career opportunities in animal science
    • 3.2 Identify advanced training and postsecondary education options in animal science
    • 5.2 Describe environmental, food, medicines, public safety and biosecurity issues related to animal health
    • 6.1 Identify species, breeds and associated products and uses
    • 6.3 Analyze trends and the effect of industry standards on consumer preferences and vice versa
    • 14.2 Explain animal product labeling and packaging
    • 14.3 Describe the uses of animal products for human and animal consumption
    • 15.1 Research and describe current consumer food trends
    • 15.4 Explain local and global consumer concerns of animal agriculture over food safety and animal welfare

     

    Course Discription: 

    Animal Science 

    Year

    CIP 01.0000

    Credit 1- 1 period

    Grades 9-10-11-12

    This course will emphasize the large animal production industry. Production of cattle, sheep, goats, and swine will be explored. Units of instruction will include feeding and nutrition, selection, housing, anatomy, marketing, and available careers. Many skills will be developed by using the animals in the Agriculture Department as hands on learning experience. *College Credit available for this course through Penn State * This course is a prerequisite for Equine Science and Veterinary Science.

     

    Power Equipment and Repair-

    1/21-2/7/2020 " Plumbing and Irrigation Unit" 

    • 2.1 Demonstrate positive safety attitudes and responsibilities
    • 2.2 Recognized and demonstrate safety rules and regulations
    • 2.3 Describe safety regulations and consumer safety protection opportunities
    • 10.1 Identify the various plastic and metal components and their functions within water supply, waste and vent systems
    • 10.2 Cut, assemble and pressure test components within various types of water supply systems
    • 10.3 Determine pump and pipe size, based on water requirements, head and friction losses for water and irrigation systems
    • 10.4 Construct and identify the components in agricultural irrigation systems based on crop, greenhouse or landscaping needs
    • 10.5 Identify the requirements of a safe water supply and necessary water treatment procedures

    10/08-1/17/2020 "Welding and Cutting Unit"

    • 2.1 Demonstrate positive safety attitudes and responsibilities
    • 2.2 Recognized and demonstrate safety rules and regulations
    • 2.3 Describe safety regulations and consumer safety protection opportunities
    • 5.1 Identify and select various types of metals and plastics, and welding and cutting equipment
    • 5.2 Select, adjust and operate oxy-fuel and plastic equipment with and without appropriate filler rods
    • 5.3 Select and safely operate the appropriate electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment
    • 5.4 Demonstrate and identify the various types of quality welds and cuts and their components to insure quality products

     

    Course Discription:

    Power Equipment and Repair 

    Year Course

    CIP 01.0000/ 01.0201

    Credit 1 – 1 period

    Grades 9, 10

    Students will learn the principles of 2 and 4 cycle small gas engines. Students will disassemble and reassemble an engine restoring it to proper working order. Repair of lawn mowers, rototillers, and other pieces of equipment will be important elements of this course. Students will perform basic maintenance on agriculture tractors and equipment. Along with safe operation, students will learn how to properly operate Oxyacetylene torches, Plasma Cutters, Mig and ARC welders, and other equipment used in the repair of agriculture equipment. Other elements of agriculture power equipment including electric motors and hydraulics will be included in this course. Students may elect this course for two years.

     

    Introduction to Agriculture- 

    1/17-1/31/2020 "Agriculture A to Z"

    • 1.2 Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods
    • 1.3 Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills to locate, analyze and apply information in career planning and employment situations
    • 1.4 Model work readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management, and respect for diversity
    • 2.1 Connect and apply scientific concepts in practical agricultural applications.
    • 2.2 Analyze technological trends and research in agricultural and natural resources.
    • 2.3 Explain the global economic impact of agriculture in meeting human needs for food, fiber, and natural resources.
    • 2.4 Investigate and draw conclusions about how agriculture impacts the local and state economy.
    • 3.1 Explain the benefits of the National FFA Organization.
    • 3.2 Expand leadership goals, personal growth and career success through Agriculture Education.
    • 3.3 Describe the knowledge and skills needed for Career Development Event (CDE) activities in FFA.
    • 3.4 Design and carry out a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program based on career goals and industry needs for each individual.

     

     

    Course Discription: 

    Introduction to Agriculture

    Quarter Course

    CIP 01.0000/ 01.0201

    Credit 1/2 – 1 period

    This course has been designed to provide students in 7th grade with a developing interest in agriculture with an overview of the agriculture industry. Students will study a wide range of topics in animal science, plant science, food science, mechanics, Ag resources, and landscape management and Horticulture. Within the animal science area, students will study principles of raising livestock and will be involved in raising specific livestock enterprises. Students will spend approximately 50% of their time in other laboratory activities. While studying plant science, students will learn to identify and produce commonly grown agricultural crops. Shop activities will allow students to learn basic carpentry, which includes the use of both hand and power tools. Students will also be introduced to small gas engines, sheet metal work, electric and gas welding. Other lab areas will include food science, where various food products will be produced, Ag science lab where students will have an opportunity to perform various soils, water, and other agricultural tests in the science lab. The students should have an interest and desire to work in a shop and laboratory situation.