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Holly Hockett

Ms. Holly Hockett

Teacher | FFA Coach
530.268.3700 ext. 4642
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Ag. Science 1

Grade Level: 10
Repetitions for Credit: No
Prerequisites: None
Graduation Credit: Life Science
Agriculture Science I is a rigorous biological science course designed to introduce students to the diverse and exciting world of agriculture science. The curriculum will cover the areas of molecular and cellular structure of life, cellular metabolism and energy, heredity and genetic engineering, ecological issues and relationships, livestock body systems and metabolism,  animal and plant disease control, evolutionary relationships, and new trends in agricultural technology. Included will be labs and experiments designed to challenge the most enthusiastic science students. Specific oral communication and leadership skills will be infused into class activities to prepare students for future success. FFA activities will be assigned and involvement in additional FFA events are strongly encouraged for first year Ag science students.  

CDE Environmental Horticulture

Grade Levels: 10-12
Repetitions for Credits: No
Prerequisites: Recommended Integrated Math 1 and Agriculture Science.
Graduation Requirement: Physical Science
The introduction to Environmental Horticulture science course exposes students to the art and science of growing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Students will be provided information regarding the care and propagation of plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs. There will be a special emphasis on those used for decorative purposes and human consumption. In doing so, the course will cover a wide variety of topics, including greenhouse and nursery operations, soils and media mixtures, fruit and vegetable production, turf/golf course management, interior and exterior plantscaping, irrigation systems, weed and pest control and floral design.  

Chemistry and Agiscience

Grade Levels: 10-12                                                                                        
Repetitions for Credit: No
Prerequisites: Biology and Sustainable Agriculture, Ag Biology, or Biology
This course explores the physical and chemical nature of soil as well as the relationships between soil, plants, animals and agricultural practices. Students will examine properties of soil and land and their connections to plant and animal production. Using knowledge of scientific protocols as well as course content, students will develop an Agriscience research project to be conducted throughout the first semester of the course. Additionally, students will develop and present a capstone soil management plan for agricultural producers, using the content learned throughout the course. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.

Biology & Sustainable Agriculture

Grade Levels: 9-12
Repetitions for Credit: No
Recommended Preparation: None
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Credit: Life Science.
Biology & Sustainable Agriculture is a one-year course designed to integrate biological science practices and knowledge into the practice of sustainable agriculture. It is the first course in the new Sustainable Agriculture pathway at Bear River, and replaces the current Ag Biology class. The course focuses on four guiding questions: (1) What is sustainable agriculture? (2) How does sustainable agriculture fit into our environment? (3) What molecular biology principles guide sustainable agriculture? (4) How do we make decisions to maximize sustainable agricultural practices within a functioning ecosystem?  Within each unit, specific life science principles will be identified with agricultural principles and practices guiding the acquisition of this knowledge, culminating in the development of a class experiment and research project.

Floral Design

Course Scheduled to be offered for 2022/23 School Year

Details Coming Soon!