Agriscience Fair An open door of Opportunities. Goals & Objectives. The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes middle and high school students who are studying the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises.
An open door of Opportunities
The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes middle and high school students who are studying the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises.
Participation begins at the local chapter level and progresses to the state and national levels. Areas of participation closely mirror those of the International Science and Engineering Fair but reflect an agricultural theme.
A problem can’t be solved until it is defined.
To help with this most problems are first stated as a question.
Get facts about the problem. This part is called data collection. The facts are what is observed about the problem.
These suggestions are known as hypothesis. Hypotheses are statements about the problem that can be tested. Hypotheses may be proven as true or false.
Example: Manure will grow larger tomatoes.
Experiment is a trial test. All conditions are controlled except the one being studied. Condition that is changed is called a variable. Part that is not changed is the control. An experiment should be conducted in sets of no less than three.
An abstract is a brief summary of your paper, which concisely describes your purpose, methods, results and conclusion.
The introduction answers the question “Why was the work done?” In several paragraphs, provide background on your subject. The introduction should clearly state the problem that justifies conducting the research, purpose of the research, findings of earlier work, and the general approach and objectives.
I. Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science
II. Environmental Sciences
III. Zoology (Animal Science)
Compare effects of different thawing temperatures on livestock semen. Compare effects of different nutrient levels on animal growth. Study effects of growth hormones on meat or milk production. Research new disease control mechanisms. Examine effects of estrous synchronization on ovulation.
IV. Botany (Plant/Soil Science)
V. Engineering (Mechanical/Agricultural Engineering Science) Technology; projects that directly apply scientific principles to manufacturing and practical uses-mechanical, chemical, electrical, environmental engineering, etc
Develop alternate energy source engines. Investigate light energy sources. Test absorption media for plant materials. Compare various tillage methods for energy efficiency.