Biology and Sustainable Agriculture
A-G Subject: Laboratory Science
CTE Sector: Agriculture and Natural Resources
This one year course, organized into for major units, integrates biological science practices and knowledge into the practice of sustainable agriculture. Unit one addresses the question, What is sustainable agriculture? Unit two, How does sustainable agriculture fit into our environment? Unit three, What molecular biology principles guide sustainable agriculture? Unit four, How do we make decisions to maximize sustainable agricultural practices within a functioning ecosystem? Within each unit, specific life science principles integrate with agricultural principles, as students gain knowledge of how the two disciplines inform each other, culminating in the development of a sustainable farm model and portfolio of supporting student research.
Access instructional materials for Biology and Sustainable Agriculture. Make a copy of any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum to meet the needs of YOUR students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.
Need more course adoption support? Well, then check out this useful Ag Series Standards Map, which shows where UCCI course content meets key CTE Agriculture and Natural Resources and NGSS standards, as well as Science and Engineering practices.
Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Pleasant Grove on August 3-4, 2015.