Ag Mechanics Teaching Resources

A collection of resources for secondary and post secondary agricultural mechanics instruction.

Safety

 
California Ag Teacher's Safety Guide As PDF book containing safety information for use in non-classroom environments. Includes general information about safety, forms, training outlines, and sample quizzes.
Safety Resources A collection of safety resources.  Many in editable format.  Videos.   Also see the Safety Guide.

Lessons and Plans

 
Ag Mechanics Secondary Instructional Resources A collection of projects, activities, and other related resources for Ag Mechanics instruction.  Primarily for introductory courses at the secondary level. Part of a curriculum project.   Includes a large collection of project plans. 
Use of the Combination Square for Layout How to use a combination square to construct layout lines and points.   Includes an activity.
Using a Multimeter A guide to using a multimeter (VOM) for common troubleshooting.
Video Links Links to YouTube videos.
College Course Materials Teaching materials (lectures, labs, syllabi, and assessments) for college level courses.  Large zip files.   Individual labs can be found in the links below.   Note that additional labs can be found in the "lab" pages.
Intro to Ag Mechanics Labs A collection of lab exercises for basic "shop skills" classes (DOC format).
Tractor and Machinery Labs A collection lab exercises for tractor and machinery instruction (DOC format).
Irrigation Labs A collection of irrigation labs (DOC format).
Teaching Methods Sample activities and curriculum for a teaching agricultural mechanics methods. 

Precision Agriculture

 
Precision Ag Curriculum A short curriculum designed for high school programs.
Simple Tools for Using GPS and GIS Using GPS and Google Maps to introduce GPS and GIS to students.  See activity sheet.
Learning about GPS and GIS Secondary Lesson A set of secondary lessons about GPS and GIS.
Precision Agriculture Labs A collection of  labs related to precision agriculture (GPS and GIS) (DOC format).

Plans

 
Shed building resources Plans and curriculum for building garden/storage sheds.
Trailer Kits and Plans Supplier of plans and kits to build common trailers.
Scanned Plans Scanned plans from various sources.  Useful for ideas.  Sorted by subject area. 
Agricultural Mechanics Transparencies Scanned from old California curriculum
Projects and activities to do without a shop Projects suitable for a classroom or outdoor space.
Projects in a Box.   Project ideas to do at home.
Sample Projects and Activities  
Teaching Methods Materials A collection of materials useful for teaching Ag Mechanics Methods.

Reference

 
Sample Steel Tables PDM Catalog Useful for bill of materials development.  
Rope Reference PDF reference useful for developing units on rope.
Tool Company Links Links to manufacturers of tools. 
Tool and Equipment ID Online resources for identification.   Includes PPT.  (lots of tool photos)
Survey manual-web (3MB),
Survey Student Workbook (1.5MB)
University of Arizona (out of print)

Curriculum

 
California Ag Mechanics Curriculum  
Georgia Resources (Curriculum & PPT)  
NAAE Communities of Practice Community -- Ag Mechanics