2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Agriscience Exploration (8005/9 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Note: Competencies 31-35 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
Becoming Oriented to Agriscience Exploration
Recognizing the Importance of Agriculture/Agriscience
Conserving Natural Resources
- Describe natural resources.
- Identify conservation measures.
- Identify soil compositions.
- Explain factors affecting soil erosion.
- Describe soil erosion control measures.
- Explore water quality.
- Explain human impact on air quality.
- Determine the economic importance of forestry.
- Explain the basic types, parts, and growth processes of trees.
- Identify Virginia forest trees.
- Explore forest wildlife.
Exploring Research in Agriculture
Exploring Plant Science
- Determine the economic importance of agricultural and horticultural crops.
- Describe the life processes of plants.
- Explain methods of plant reproduction and transplanting.
- Demonstrate proper watering and fertilization of plants.
- Identify plants.
- Explain the use of hydroponics and aquaponics in growing plants.