Agricultural Science

Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Agri-Science course is a comprehensive exploration of science in the area of agriculture and environmental/outdoor related fields.  The class blends theory from classroom instruction and discussion, with practical, realistic applications and hands-on activities.  Topics include, but are not limited to, animal physiology, nutrition, health, and reproduction; natural resource management, focusing on soil and water as well as wildlife management.  The North Dakota Energy Industry and the science associated with the fossil fuels produced in our state, natural resources and wildlife management, animal parasites,  small animal care, food science and food safety and food processing, plant science and soil science are all included. Students will be challenged to work both independently and collaboratively in each unit of instruction. In an effort to make the course more compatible with the trends in higher education, it is also required that each student have a K12 e-mail address to receive assignments and participate in electronic/on-line companion instruction.