Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017 Introduction to Agr. Industry – CO2 Dragsters

Students in the Introduction to the Agriculture Industry class conduct an engineering unit designing CO2 Dragsters and conducting time trials. Students use the data to calculate speed and acceleration of the dragsters in feet/second, miles/hour, centimeters/second, and kilometers/hour.

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2017 Agriculture Mechanics Technology Construction Cooperative

Students are forming an employee owned, employee run construction cooperative business. They are raising capital by selling shares and employees are keeping timesheets on a google form. The Board of Directors have elected a chairperson, vice chairperson, and treasurer. The company treasury is run through the FFA Account. At the end of the semester after all expenses are paid, the profits of the cooperative are paid to the employee owners according to how many shares each own in the business.

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2017 Agriscience Simple Machines Lab Exam

Student groups in Agriscience conduct a lab exam that involves setting up levers, pulleys, wheel and axle, and inclined planes to determine effort force needed to move a resistance load and calculate the mechanical advantage of the machine.

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2017 BSAA Plant Science – Effects of Temperature on the Germination of Seeds

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BSAA Plant Science students get to play “doctor” while checking seed samples for germination rates. Seeds are placed in cold, room, and warm temperature environments to compare the effects of temperature on the germination of wheat, oat, popcorn, and soybean seed samples. The moist seed samples tend to have a pungent odor.

2017 Agriscience Simple Machines – Pulleys Lab

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Stark County Agriscience students set up different pulley designs to compare the effort force needed to lift a resistance load and calculate the mechanical advantage of the pulley design.