By: John S. Rayfield, Kasee L. Smith, Travis D. Park, and D. Barry CroomGrade Level:
Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
This comprehensive new text welcomes today's learners to the diverse and exciting world of agriscience and prepares them for more advanced courses. Written by leaders in agriculture education, Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
provides a fresh, visual, and highly applied introduction to the systems and concepts that define modern agriculture, including food systems and natural resources. Reading and critical thinking skills are developed by several features in each lesson, including “Before You Read,” “Analyze and Apply,” and “Thinking Critically.” All of these challenge learners to research topics in depth and to apply what they have learned.
- STEM Connections appear frequently within lessons and challenge learners to apply AFNR concepts more generally.
- Students can explore the various types of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and the use of the Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET).
- The text provides practical information on building leadership, communication, and parliamentary procedure skills.
Foundations of Interior Design
provides students with an introduction to the history and how-to's of the profession while expanding into business practices, career specializations, and educational requirements. In combination with the teaching package, students learn about the design process; the importance of color and light; historical influences such as furniture and architectural styles; and the human element such as sustainability, aging-in-place, universal design, anthropometrics, proxemics, and ergonomics.
- Students learn the whys and hows of selecting interior materials, furnishings, and accessories.
- Differentiation is made between commercial and residential interiors.
- The preparation of visual communications, including drawings, renderings, and models, is included.
Fundamentals of Construction
By: Willis H. Wagner, Howard "Bud" Smith, and Mark W. HuthGrade Level:
Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition
provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light construction, including site preparation and layout, foundations, framing and sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, stairs, cabinetry, and finishing. Special topics, such as chimneys, fireplaces, and decks, are also covered. The text familiarizes students with other aspects of the building trades with chapters on plumbing, electrical, and HVACR.
- Changes for this edition include a new Green Building and Certification Programs chapter, new Thinking Green features, increased coverage of International Residential Code (IRC) and OSHA requirements, and increased safety and rigging content.
- A career chapter and Construction Careers features throughout the text introduce students to on-the-job success factors, including basic skills, safety, attitudes, and career opportunities.
- Detailed, step-by-step procedures break down complex operations into easy-to-follow tasks, ensuring student success.
By: Linda Stanhope and Kimberly TurnbullGrade Level:
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Introduction to Medical Terminology
focuses on the essential concepts of human anatomy and physiology and the common medical terms related to the body systems. Each chapter opens with a patient case study that highlights the real-world application of medical terminology. Using a student-friendly approach, chapter content has been logically organized by medical word parts, an anatomy and physiology overview, and coverage of diseases and conditions, diagnostic procedures, surgical and therapeutic treatments, and drug therapies. Each chapter review includes a variety of classroom-proven activities designed to build and reinforce students' medical terminology skills. The text is supported by colorful, detailed art developed by expert medical illustrators.
- This text was created specifically for high school teachers and their beginning students.
- Medical terms are presented in context and dissected into relevant word parts to help beginning students understand the connection between individual word-part meanings and the definitions of terms as a whole.
- Patient medical record activities and other special features throughout the text provide students with valuable critical-thinking opportunities while engaging them with the content.
Principles of Agricultural Mechanics
By: J.P. Hancock, Don W. Edgar Ph.D., Michael L. Pate Ph.D., Lori A. Dyer, and W. Brian Hoover Ph.D.Grade Level:
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
presents focused, technically accurate coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. In addition, the text provides a wealth of information and resources on careers in agricultural mechanics and promotes a deep understanding of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and career development events (CDEs). Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
has been designed to support the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway within the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards and has been correlated with selected state standards.
- The chapter Trends and Emerging Technologies introduces students to the many high-tech applications of agriculture and agricultural mechanics, including geographic information systems (GIS), telematics, sustainable energy sources, precision agriculture, wireless sensor networks, and the use of drones.
- A chapter on safety and extensive "Safety Notes" cultivate a safety-first mindset and drive home the point that safe work habits are needed in every domain of agricultural mechanics and technology.
- Reading and writing skills are developed by the careful definition and use of technical terms, by "Before You Read" guidance provided at the start of every chapter, and by "Communicating about Ag Mechanics" exercises at the end of every chapter.
- "Hands-on Agriculture" and "STEM and Academic Activities" provide engaging, inquiry-based learning activities for students and provide a bridge between theory and practice.
- To highlight safe, correct, and current practices, high-quality photographs and line art accompany text descriptions on nearly every page of the text.
Principles of Engineering and Technology
By: Ryan A. Brown, Joshua W. Brown, and Michael BerkeihiserGrade Level:
Engineering Fundamentals: Design, Principles, and Careers, 2nd Edition
Engineering Fundamentals: Design, Principles, and Careers
provides a complete introduction to the field, starting with the design process and then reviewing, in-depth, ten of the top disciplines. For each discipline, career options, educational requirements, basic math and science principles, and real-world applications are presented. The content fully supports STEM initiatives and an activity-based curriculum.
- The text is appropriate for all levels of students as technical content is presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
- Students learn methods to identify problems, brainstorm, and develop solutions.
- New Environmental Engineering chapter includes material on the profession and the principles associated with the discipline.
Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture
By: Jodi Songer Riedel and Elizabeth DriscollGrade Level:
An all-new option for introductory horticulture or plant science courses, Horticulture Today
engages students with practical information they can use and hands-on activities they perform. Written by two dynamic agriculture educators, the text provides a contemporary overview of the horticulture industry, plus thorough coverage of plant science, horticultural practices, landscape design and maintenance, and integrated pest management. In developing an appreciation for the diversity and global context of horticulture, Horticulture Today
helps students to develop literacy in Green Industry careers as well as the skills they will need to succeed.
- Abundant STEM Connections within the text place horticulture and plant science in a broader academic context. STEM Connections and Academic Activities at the end of each chapter provide additional reinforcement for students and assessment material for instructors.
- Reading and critical thinking skills are methodically developed throughout, while special features like Corner Questions pose entertaining and thought-provoking questions that make learning fun.
- To connect classroom and experiential learning, a dedicated chapter on Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) sets the stage for horticulture as an SAE focus. SAE Opportunities provided at the end of each chapter provide an additional springboard for planning and decision-making.