ERIC Number: ED240263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Machinery - Equipment. Agricultural Cooperative Training. Vocational Agricluture. Revised.
Sandlin, David, Comp.; And Others
Designed for students enrolled in the Agricultural Cooperative Part-Time Training Program, this course of study contains 12 units on agricultural machinery mechanics. Units include (examples of unit topics in parentheses): introduction (agricultural mechanics as an occupation; safety--shop and equipment; use of holding devices, jacks, lifts, and hydraulic presses; use of equipment manuals; and equipment inspection), primary tillage equipment (moldboard plows, disk plows, middlebusters and listers, and chisel plows), secondary tillage equipment (disk and spring-tooth harrows, land rollers and pulverizers, and rotary hoe), planting equipment (grain drills, and row-crop planters), cultivating and weed control equipment (cultivators, flame weeders, and rotary shredders), sprayers and dusters (hydraulic sprayers, pumps for agriculture sprayers, blower sprayers, and dusters), fertilizers (manure spreaders, dry fertilizer distributors, and liquid and gas fertilizer equipment), combines (cutting, feeding, and threshing mechanisms and combine attachments), corn pickers (gathering and snapping mechanisms and husking, cleaning, and shelling mechanisms), cotton strippers and pickers, hay and forage equipment (movers, hay rakes, hay conditioners, and balers), and special equipment (farm elevators, feed mills, crop drying equipment, forage blowers, tractor-mounted loaders, and chain saws). Introductory materials include a course outline and a list of supplementary references. Provided for each unit topic is: an assignment sheet that presents the objective, a list of references, and a list of questions and activities; and information sheets with diagrams and drawings. Other contents include answer sheets for the questions and activities, tests on each topic, and answer sheets for the topic tests. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Cooperative Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Tests, Vocational Education
Vocational Instructional Services, Texas A and M University, F. E. Box 182, College Station, TX 77843 ($11.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.