Advanced Plant & Soil Science


The Advanced Plant & Soil Science course provides a way of learning about the natural world. Students should know how plant and soil science has influenced a vast body of knowledge, that there are still applications to be discovered, and that plant and soil science is the basis for many other fields of science.

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Richard Koenig, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Director, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Washington State University

Kim Green
Genetics Lab Technician, Global Genetics & Biologicals

John Reganold, Ph.D.
Regents Professor of Soil Science, Washington State University

James Harsh, Ph.D.
Professor Crop & Soil Sciences, Washington State University

SAMPLE LESSON | Soil Formation & Evaluation

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.


  • Scientific Procedures & Soil Science
  • Plants & Animals: What's the Difference
  • Field Trip: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil
  • Soil Formation & Evaluation
  • Soils of the United States: Southern Region
  • Soil Conservation
  • Fertilizers & Soil Amendments
  • Land Judging & Homesite Evaluation
  • Anatomy of Plants
  • Scientific Classification & Nomenclature of Plants
  • Fundamental Plant Processes
  • Plant Evaluation
  • Plant Spacing Trials
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Pests: Bacterial Diseases
  • Plant Pests: Fungal Diseases
  • Plant Pests: Viruses
  • English Applications
  • Plant Pests: Sucking Insects
  • Plant Pests: Vertebrates
  • Plant Pests: Weeds
  • Fertilizers & the Environment
  • Pesticides & Herbicides: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Irrigation
  • Crop Production in the United States: Southern Region
  • Hydroponics
  • Basic Environmental Science
  • Ecological Principles
  • Environmental Resources: Native Plants
  • Environmental Resources: Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources & Energy
  • Environmental Resources: Human Activity
  • Environmental Resources: Habitat Destruction
  • Water Resources
  • Water Measurement
  • Field Trip: San Joaquin Valley
  • America the Bountiful: Part I - Horn of Plenty
  • America the Bountiful: Part II - Land
  • Circulatory & Respiratory Systems
  • America the Bountiful: Part III - Swords & Plowshares
  • America the Bountiful: Part VI - Whereby We Thrive
  • The World of Agriculture
  • Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Plant Systems
  • Internships 101: The Importance of Internships
  • Entrepreneurship 101: Prime Dirt
  • Employability Skills
  • Workplace Issues
  • Citizenship Basics
  • Field Trip: U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  • Blue & Gold Basics: SAE Programs
  • Introduction to Record Keeping
  • Blue & Gold Basics: What is FFA?
  • Blue & Gold Basics: FFA Officers & Meetings
  • Blue & Gold Basics: Career Development Events