ERIC Number: ED273837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Operating and Maintaining the Greenhouse.
Gresser, Priscilla A.
This learning guide is designed to assist vocational agriculture students in mastering 20 tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a greenhouse. Addressed in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: identification of greenhouse designs, greenhouse construction, basic greenhouse maintenance to conserve energy, replacement of broken glass, application of shading compounds and glass lap sealants, techniques for cleaning greenhouse glass, construction and operation of a cold frame, greenhouse ventilation systems, cooling and fan ventilation systems, evaporative cooling systems, boiler heating systems and unit heaters, variation of light intensity, installation of shade cloth and black cloth for reduction of light intensity and photoperiod control, provision of light for photoperiod control, and intermittent mist systems. Each section includes the following: a task title, objectives, suggested references, a list of materials needed, procedures, review questions, and an evaluation measure. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Energy Conservation, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Greenhouses, Heating, Learning Activities, Lighting, Ornamental Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture Occupations, Plant Growth, Secondary Education, Thermal Environment, Ventilation, Vocational Education
Ohio Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 254, Columbus, OH 43210-1099 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Curriculum Materials Service.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Agricultural Education Service.