Agriculture Earth and Physical Science is a course designed to develop a scientific viewpoint in students and provide each student with a background in earth and physical science as it relates to agriculture. Students will obtain this understanding through the exploration of our solar system, astronomy, plate tectonics, atmosphere, alternative energy sources, weather, climate, oceanography and California geology. Participation in the FFA organization and hands-on projects are integral parts of this class. Students will have access to up-to-date laboratory equipment, science equipment, agriculture teaching lab and technology. This course is aligned to State adopted content standards in science and agriculture. Students will be participating regularly in both lab and lecture situations. Homework will include reading, writing, lab reports and field studies. In addition students will be involved in many interdisciplinary connections including geography with earth sciences, and English with presenting, speaking, and technical reading and writing.