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Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems

By: J.P. Hancock, Don W. Edgar Ph.D., Michael L. Pate Ph.D., Lori A. Dyer, and W. Brian Hoover Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-63126-255-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2017
Subject: Agriculture
Grade Level: 9-14
Description
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.
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Text 1068 978-1-63126-255-5 $124.00 $93.00
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.
Lab Workbook 978-1-63126-256-2 $32.00 $24.00
The Lab Workbook includes two types of student activities. The first type of activity consists of questions designed to reinforce the content of the textbook. Completing these “workbook” activities helps you gain a deeper understanding the terms, concepts, theory, and procedures presented in the chapter. The second type consists of hands-on lab activities, designed to be completed in the classroom with instructor guidance and supervision. These “lab” activities provide an opportunity to apply and extend the knowledge gained from the textbook.
Bundle (Text + Workbook) 978-1-63126-257-9 $148.20 $111.15
Bundle contains copy of the Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems textbook and workbook.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-262-3 $266.64 $199.98 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Precision Exams® Correlations. Correlation Charts aligning the text with curriculum standards. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Answer Keys. Textbook and Lab Workbook Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
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ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 2038 questions 978-1-63126-263-0 $252.00 $189.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 37 test banks with a total of 2038 questions.

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Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 1850 slides 978-1-63126-264-7 $244.00 $183.00 *
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 37 chapters, comprising over 1850 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Agriculture and Agricultural Mechanics
2. Careers and Employability Skills
3. Experiential Learning through Agricultural Mechanics
4. Trends and Emerging Technologies
5. Safety and Developing Safe Work Habits
6. Measuring and Marking Tools
7. Hand Tools
8. Power Tools
9. Materials, Fasteners, and Hardware
10. Project Planning and Design
11. Fundamentals of Woodworking
12. Designing, Planning, and Constructing Woodworking Projects
13. Surveying
14. Concrete Foundations and Flatwork
15. Masonry
16. Framing Structures
17. Finishing Structures
18. Specialized Agricultural Structures
19. Fencing and Livestock Structures
20. Electric Theory
21. Wiring AC Circuits
22. Wiring DC Circuits
23. Electric Motors and Controls
24. Plumbing Design and Installation
25. Farm and Landscape Irrigation
26. Environmental Controls
27. Fundamentals of Metalworking
28. Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
29. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
30. Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding
31. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
32. Plasma Cutting
33. Internal Combustion Engines
34. Small Engine Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
35. Drive Trains and Power Systems
36. Machinery Maintenance and Management
37. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power
Look Inside
Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
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Chapter 8 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
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Chapter 29 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 7 (PPS, 8.27 MB)
PPS
Chapter 28 (PPS, 3.22 MB)
PPS
Chapter 34 (PPS, 5.38 MB)
Companion Website
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Correlations
Precision Exams
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
 
Agricultural Mechanics
About the Author(s)

J.P. Hancock - is an Assistant Lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A & M University. Prior to joining Texas A & M, Mr. Hancock taught high school agriculture science for nearly 30 years. Mr. Hancock holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A & M University.

Don W. Edgar Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor of teacher education at University of Arkansas, where he teaches methods of teaching in agricultural education, methods of laboratory instructions, social data analysis, small gas engines and turf machines. Dr. Edgar also supervises student teachers in field placement.

Michael L. Pate Ph.D. - is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology at Utah State University, where he coordinates the agricultural systems technology undergraduate program. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Pate taught at the high school level for three years.

Lori A. Dyer - taught in agriculture career technology programs for 30 years. For Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE), Ms. Dyer is certified in several areas and helped to develop the CASE Ag Power and Technology curriculum. She holds a B.S. degree from Ohio State University and a Masters of Instruction degree from the University of Delaware.

W. Brian Hoover Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor at Murray State University in Murray, KY, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the agricultural systems technology program.