Identify safety practices and procedures.
Identification should include
- explaining basic laboratory safety practices
- demonstrating basic laboratory safety through written and performance testing
- demonstrating safe laboratory practices throughout the duration in the laboratory/shop setting.
Note: See Virginia Tech's Agricultural Education Laboratory Safety Guide for Agricultural Mechanics.
- What are the potential negative effects of abusing a safety rule only once?
- Why is laboratory safety important for all individuals in the room/area?
- What should you do if a visitor is in the room and unaware of laboratory safety procedures?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
- Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
- Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
- Identify the main idea.
- Summarize text identifying supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose intended audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
- Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
- Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
- Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.
The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
- Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
- Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
- Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.
- Quote, summarize, and paraphrase information from primary and secondary sources using proper citations.
- Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.