Agriscience - Research Documents, Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Carbon Cycle

Document created by Craig A. Kohn on Jan 19, 2011
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Included are documents for the first semester of my Agriscience course.  This course is reflective of the ACT Science portion and reflects the skills, knowledge, and abilities universally necessary to all agricultural science.  It begins with a focus on soils, the carbon cycle, and carbon sequestration in agriculture (using materials created at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center on the UW Campus).  From there, students then plan their own month-long research project.  They must submit a research proposal as teams of 4.  After receiving department approval, they spend Mondays and Fridays conducting their experiments during the month of November.  On Tuesdays, they receive instruction on Respiration, Photosynthesis, and ATP, as these are biological processes universally applicable to all of agriculture.  On Wednesdays during this time, they will have a related lab with assessment on Thursdays.  In December they conclude their experiments, analyze their data, and present their results in oral and poster format, explaining their data and observations using their lessons from the previous month.