# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 365310752

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate metalworking skills.


Demonstration should include
  • following all general safety procedures for the lab/shop
  • following all recommended safety guidelines for cold and hot metalworking procedures, such as welding (e.g., arc, oxy-fuel gas) and cutting
  • identifying hazards encountered in welding
    • fire hazards (e.g., combustibles)
    • specific burn and eye hazards
      • heat
      • sparks
      • high voltage
      • hot metal
      • flammable material
      • arc flash
    • electrical hazards
    • machinery and tool hazards
    • fumes and airborne contaminants
    • confined space
    • compressed gases
    • hazardous waste
  • identifying various types of metalworking (i.e., cold, hot) used in production agriculture
  • using welding equipment in production agriculture to perform a
    • butt joint
    • lap joint
    • corner joint
    • T- joint
    • edge joint
  • utilizing a weld beads (e.g., stringer bead, weave bead) and passes to create the joint
  • constructing a metalworking project, including bill of materials.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How are metalworking skills used in agriculture?
  • Why does one need plans and a bill of materials before starting a metalworking project?
  • What should be done to the weld joint prior to welding?
  • How does one decide which metalworking process to use to make repairs in production agriculture?
  • Why would one choose to use shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or stick welding, instead of a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) when repairing farm machinery?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).