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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Environmental Management
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1.) Recognize career opportunities related to environmental stewardship.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Identify safety considerations required for working in environmental management.

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3.) Explain the importance of conserving natural resources and the environment.

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4.) Describe methods of managing various types of waste.

Examples: recycling, reusing, reducing

•  Describing factors to be considered in preparing a waste management plan
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Describe properties of water that make it a universal solvent.

•  Describing uses of water in agricultural operations
Examples: consumption, irrigation, cleaning, heating and cooling, transporting agricultural products

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Identify sources of local drinking water.

•  Determining the quality of freshwater using chemical testing and bioassessment
•  Describing the use of chemicals and microorganisms in water treatment
•  Describing water conservation methods
•  Describing the process of underground water accumulation, including the formation of aquifers
•  Identifying major residential, industrial, and agricultural water consumers
•  Identifying principal uses of water
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Identify reasons coastal waters serve as an important resource.

Examples: economic stability, biodiversity, recreation

•  Classifying biota of estuaries, marshes, tidal pools, wetlands, beaches, and inlets
•  Comparing components of marine water to components of inland bodies of water
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) Describe factors to be considered in preparing a water conservation or management plan for groundwater and surface water resources.

Examples: water availability, water quality, water source

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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9.) Identify major contaminants in water resulting from natural phenomena, housing, industrial waste, and agriculturural pollutants.

•  Describing the eutrophication of water by industrial effluents and agricultural run offs
•  Classifying sources of water pollution as point and nonpoint
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Describe the composition of soil profiles and soil samples of varying climates.

•  Identifying various processes and activities that promote soil formation
Examples: weathering, decomposition, deposition

•  Relating particle size to soil structure and type of sand, silt, or clay
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11.) Describe land use practices that promote sustainability and economic growth.

Examples: no-till planting, crop rotation

•  Defining various types and sources of waste and their impact on the soil7
Examples: types—biodegradable and non-biodegradable, organic, radioactive, non-radioactive;

- sources—pesticides, herbicides

•  Identifying ways to manage waste, including composting, recycling, reusing, and reclaiming
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Describe agents of erosion, including moving water, gravity, glaciers, and wind.

•  Describing methods of preventing soil erosion
Examples: planting vegetation, constructing terraces, providing barriers

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Identify the impact of pollutants on the atmosphere.

•  Identifying layers of the atmosphere and the composition of air
•  Describing the formation of primary, secondary, and indoor air pollutants
•  Relating pollutants to smog and thermal inversions
•  Investigating the impact of air quality on the environment
•  Interpreting social, political, and economical influences on air quality
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14.) Compare the effects of various pesticides on the environment.

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15.) Describe short- and long-term climatic conditions and their importance in agricultural production.

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16.) Identify the influence of human populations, technology, and cultural and industrial changes on the environment.

•  Describing the relationship between carrying capacity and population size
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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17.) Identify positive and negative effects of human activities on biodiversity.

•  Identifying endangered and extinct species locally, regionally, and worldwide
•  Identifying causes for species extinction locally, regionally, and worldwide
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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18.) Analyze agricultural activity for its impact on the ecosystems of Alabama.

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19.) Evaluate various fossil fuels for their effectiveness as energy resources.

•  Describing the formation and use of nonrenewable fossil fuels
•  Identifying by-products of the combustion of fossil fuels, including particulates, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon dioxide
•  Identifying chemical equations associated with the combustion of fossil fuels
•  Describing benefits of abundant, affordable energy to mankind
•  Identifying effects of fossil fuel by-products on the environment, including ozone depletion, formation of acid rain, brown haze, greenhouse gases, and concentration of particulates in heavy metals
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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20.) Evaluate other sources of energy for their effectiveness as alternatives to fossil fuels.

•  Comparing nuclear fission and nuclear fusion reactions in the production of energy
•  Comparing energy production and waste output in generating nuclear energy
•  Differentiating among renewable and nonrenewable energy resources
•  Identifying local energy resources
Examples: landfill gas, wind, water, sun

•  Identifying ways the law of conservation of energy relates to fuel consumption
Examples: development of hybrid cars, construction of energy-efficient homes

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