Soybean Experiment Poster Presentation - due THURS

Now that we've completed our experiment and have some data it's time to analyze our results and share our findings. We will do this by holding a poster session in class with each group creating a poster including their question, introduction, hypothesis, materials, procedures, results, graph, conclusion, citations, pictures. Click here for more detailed guidelines on how to write each of the sections that need to be included. On Thursday 11/10, groups will present their poster to us, discussing their experiment and findings.


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NOTES

Why do we eat? Food Energy in Agriculture Powerpoint
Factory Farming and its Alternatives Powerpoint
Where do we farm? Soils and Nutrients Powerpoint
How do we increase yield?

STUDY GUIDES AND READINGS:

Food Energy
Soil and Nutrients - Read 3.3, 1.7, and 3.7
GMOs Advantages/Disadvantages Chart
Pesticides

AGRICULTURE UNIT EXAM Study Guide


VOCAB:

FOOD ENERGY VOCAB - OPTIONAL

Food chain
Food web
Agriculture
Producer
Consumer
Decomposer
Trophic Level

SOIL VOCAB ON STUDY GUIDE
PESTS/PESTICIDES VOCAB ON STUDY GUIDE

VIDEO RESOURCES:

PESTICIDE LINKS - watch the videos/animations here (https://www.tes.com/lessons/VriugzBL0QslXQ/pesticides) to help provide a more thorough understanding












PAST ACTIVITIES:

AGRICULTURE UNIT EXAM - on THURS (long answer) AND FRI (multiple choice, short answer)

See below for study guides, powerpoints, and videos.


PESTICIDE EXPO (Digital Poster) - on THURS 10/27 or FRI 10/28


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Given an assigned pesticide, you need to create a digital poster to inform the farming community about the pesticide in question. (If you have not received a pesticide please email me so I can assign you one.)




Use the document here to determine what should be included in your poster. You need to accumulate 25 points and have your poster completed BEFORE class on THURSDAY/FRIDAY. Make it interesting for classmates to learn by including pictures, easy to understand/read text, accurate information, etc.




Click here to access PosterMyWall where you can create a digital poster . Reference the "Digital Poster Instructions" in the navigation bar to the left for how to get to your poster and directions about saving your work.


ROUGH DRAFT OF SOYBEAN LAB INTRODUCTION - due FRI


Please submit to CLASSROOM and PRINT (double spaced)!


Writing in science class is not like writing in English class. You are writing a scientific paper, so leave out flowery language and don’t try to be cute or funny. You should use an active voice and you may use 1st person.




You will most likely have one paragraph for each of the concepts below, however you may find that you need more. That being said, remember is QUALITY not QUANTITY!




As discussed in class, here's what should be included:

1. Provide some general background information of the soybean from the research you completed on Monday. Make sure you also focus on information that is relevant to your experiment. (For example: If you're testing the effect of the acidity of the soil, then tell us the acidity that soybean plants like to grow in.)



2. Provide some information about your variable. What is already known about your variable? (For example: If you're testing the effect of soil type, then tell us what determines soil type, what the advantages and/or disadvantages are of the different types, where different soil types might be found, etc.)



3. State your question and tell us why it's important. How will this study advance our knowledge and how will it be useful to the agricultural industry? (For example: If you're testing the effect of growing soybeans upside down, then tell us how this will benefit the idea of vertical farming.)