# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agriscience Exploration Task 982286645

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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.
  1. Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  3. Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
  4. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  5. Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
  6. Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
  7. Identify the main idea.
  8. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  9. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. 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.
  1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
  2. Choose intended audience and purpose.
  3. Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  4. Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
  5. Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  6. Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
  7. Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
  8. Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
  9. Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  10. Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
  11. Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  12. Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
  13. Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
  14. 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.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.
  4. Quote, summarize, and paraphrase information from primary and secondary sources using proper citations.
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.