# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 869088629

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe erosion, its effects on the environment, and prevention methods.


Description should include the
  • process of erosion by water, wind, ice, or human activity
  • types of water erosion (e.g., rill, sheet, gully)
  • effects of erosion on agricultural production
  • effects of erosion on water quality
  • physical properties of soil that allow for wind erosion
  • conditions that are favorable to wind erosion
  • effects of wind erosion on soil
  • methods to protect soil from eroding (e.g., the use of vegetation, geotextiles, mulch, retaining walls, windbreaks, cover crops, buffer strips).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What effect does erosion have on production capability?
  • What are the best management practices for reducing and controlling water and wind erosion?
  • What is sedimentation?
  • How does water erosion affect the environment? How does wind erosion affect the environment?

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).



The student will investigate and understand geologic processes, including plate tectonics. Key concepts include
  1. geologic processes and their resulting features; and
  2. tectonic processes.