Identify the essential nutrients and their major functions for optimal plant growth and development.
DefinitionIdentification should include
- the essential nutrients plants need for optimal growth
- carbon (C)
- hydrogen (H)
- oxygen (O)
- nitrogen (N)
- phosphorus (P)
- potassium (K)
- calcium (Ca)
- magnesium (Mg)
- sulfur (S)
- Iron (Fe)
- Manganese (Mn)
- Boron (B)
- Molybdenum (Mo)
- Copper (Cu)
- Zinc (Zn)
- Chlorine (Cl)
- Nickel (Ni)
- Cobalt (Co)
- Sodium (Na)
- Silicon (Si)
- geographical location/local considerations.
- Can nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium use by plants be controlled? Explain.
- How do fertilizers deliver nutrients to plants?
- How can the fertilizer grade or guaranteed analysis on a fertilizer package be useful to a producer?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
- Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
- Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
- Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
- Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
- Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
- Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
- 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.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).