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HT2000I PRE-LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE NCEA LEVEL 2

2012/3


pre-learning questionnaire horticulture ncea level 2

The information from this questionnaire will assist your teachers to help you achieve your learning goals in horticulture. The questionnaire is in two sections. Complete both parts of the questionnaire before you start any booklets. Post the questionnaire with its cover sheet back to your teacher as soon as possible.

Copyright Š 2012 Board of Trustees of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, Private Bag 39992, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045, New Zealand. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.

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section a about yourself 1. Your teacher would like to know where you live and where you will do your study. If the address on your barcode label is different to this address, please tell your teacher. Address: City/town or region: Country: Tick the button next to the best answer.

2. Is the area where you live mainly rural or urban? rural urban

3. If you live in a rural area, tick any of the following that apply to you and write the main products in the box. Live on, or close to, a farm. Name the main products produced on the farm. Live on, or close to, a horticultural grower like a market garden, orchard, plant nursery. Name the main horticultural products produced. Live in, or close to, a forestry/logging operation. Name the main types of trees grown and what they will be used for (like sawn logs or pulp).

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section a about yourself

4. Have you gained achievement standards in, or are you studying, any of these subjects? Subject

Have achieved standards

Studying currently

Agriculture Level 1 Horticulture Level 1 Geography Level 1 Science Level 1 Biology Level 2 Physics Level 2 Geography Level 2 Chemistry Level 2 Science Level 2 5. Why did you choose to study horticulture this year?

Tick the best button (or buttons).

 Interest

 Career goals

 Lack of other subjects

 Other reasons. What are your other reason(s)?

6. Have you decided on a career or job you would like to do yet?    

 Yes   

 No

7. What career, jobs or further study would you like to do?

8. Is there anything you would like to tell your teacher about your learning needs or previous experiences in horticulture?

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section a about yourself

9. Do you have any of the items below that could be used for your learning?

Circle your answers. Telephone

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Fax

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Computer

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

CD-ROM drive

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Internet access

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Email address

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Video conferencing

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

School laboratory

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Library

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Ag/hort newspapers/magazines

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

Camera

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

DVD player

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

MP3 player

Yes, most of the time

Sometimes

No

10. Tick the box that shows how you would like to learn.

 I only want printed booklets

 I like a mixture of printed booklets and internet learning

 I only want internet resources if available

11. Tick the box to indicate if you want to sit internal or external standards or a combination of the two, for complete course.

 Internally assessed standards only

 Externally assessed standards only

 Both internally and externally assessed standards

12. If you know the standards from the course that you definitely want to work on, list them below.

13. Your email address.

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section b

prior knowledge in horticulture Circle the best answer. 1. i

The end products of photosynthesis which complete the equation are:

carbon dioxide + water 

A water and oxygen

B glucose and water

C glucose and oxygen

D carbon and water.

light

ii Weather conditions that can speed up plant transpiration are:

A wind and frost

B frost and drought

C high humidity and drought

D drought and wind.

2. i

Shelter belts improve the environment for crop growth by:

A sharing space with the crop

B reducing the wind speed

C shading the crop

D increasing the levels of frost.

ii Protected plant environments can be used to control:

A water availability

B carbon dioxide levels

C nutrient levels

D all the above.

3. i

Inorganic matter found in the soil includes:

A sand, silt, clay

B humus, sand, silt

C clay, water, humus

D silt, humus, sand.

ii Two substances you could find in soil pores are:

A water and silt

B air and sand

C air and water

D sand and water.

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section b prior knowledge in horticulture

4. i

In a compacted soil:

ii Over-irrigation can cause:

A water and air move freely

A nutrient loss

B root growth is not restricted

B good plant growth

C waterlogging is likely

C increased nutrient uptake

D drainage is good.

D decreased plant disease.

5. Planning an investigation The boxes below contain information about plant nitrogen fertiliser investigation. Use the information in the boxes to answer the following three questions. A

Investigating the effect of nitrogen fertilisers on silverbeet

B

Higher levels of nitrogen in the soil will give faster growth in silverbeet seedlings

C

Two groups of silverbeet seedlings all the same age and average height were used. There were 25 plants of the same cultivar in each group Group one was given a side dressing of nitrogen fertiliser number 1 Group two was given a side dressing of nitrogen fertiliser number 2 The trial was for 20 days The height of each plant was measured every second day and averaged for each group. All plants were grown in the same soil type and environment conditions

D

To see what affect higher levels of nitrogen in the soil has on the growth of silverbeet seedlings

i Which box contains the aim? ii Which box contains the method? A A

B B C C D D

iii Which box contains the hypothesis 6. When carrying out an investigation you being tested? should:

A

A record all observations

B

B carry out the investigation once again

C

C process data

D

D both A and C

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section b prior knowledge in horticulture

7. i

An advantage to plants of reproducing by seed is:

A variation in offspring

B it takes time to reach maturity

C viability decreases with time

D high risk of disease transfer.

ii Vegetative methods that plants use to naturally reproduce include:

A bulbs and seeds

B cuttings and runners

C seeds and cuttings

D runners and bulbs.

8. i

A factor that won’t affect the development of a cutting is the:

A age of the plant material

B method of taking the cutting

C type of secateurs used

D time of year.

ii The bottom part of a grafted plant is the:

A scion

B rootstock C graft union D callus tissue. 9. i

What do the letters NPK stand for?

A nickel, phosphorus, calcium

B nitrogen, potassium, calcium

C nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium

D nickel, potassium, calcium.

ii A herbicide controls:

A weeds B insect pests C mites D fungus diseases.

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section b prior knowledge in horticulture

10. i

Stopping is the removal of:

A apical buds B side branches C immature fruit D dead flowers.

ii Pruning:

A makes trees look nice

B improves productivity of trees

C improves the environment for birds

D increases the incidence of disease.

11. i

A diagram drawn to a scale of 1:200 means:

A 1 cm on plan = 200 cm on the ground

B 1 m on plan = 200 cm on the ground

C 1 cm on plan = 200 m on the ground

D 1 mm on plan = 200 cm on the ground.

ii A garden seat needs a space 3 m x 1 m. The seat drawn to the scale 1:100 on a plan will look like:

A

B

C

D

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section b prior knowledge in horticulture

12. The aspect of a site for a vegetable garden is important because it may allow for:

A early cropping

B good drainage

C cold air to drain away

D easy access to the area.

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acknowledgements Every effort has been made to acknowledge and contact copyright holders. Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu apologises for any omissions and welcomes more accurate information. Cover: Vegetable garden, Š Claire Neiman. Used by permission.

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