Unit/Virginia SOL-the following will be covered this semester
Unit/Virginia SOL the following will be covered this semester
What is Science? (1st Six Weeks)
· Science and the Natural World
· Thinking Like a Scientist
· Scientific Inquiry
Human Genetics and Genetic Technology (2nd Six Weeks)
· Human Inheritance
· Human Genetic Disorders
· Advances in Genetics
· Using Genetic Information
The Tools of Science (1st Six Weeks)
· Measurement-a common language
· Mathematics and Science
· Graphs in Science
· Models as Tools in Science
· Safety in the Science Laboratory
Changes Over Time (1st Six Weeks)
· Darwin’s Theory
· Evidence of Evolution
· Rate of Change
LS.1acdfgij; LS.4d; LS
Introduction to Living Things (1st Six Weeks)
· What is Life?
· Classifying Life
· Domains and Kingdoms
· Classification and Evolution
LS.1bdefghij; LS.2ad; LS.3ab; LS.4abcd
Plants (3rd Six Weeks)
· What is a Plant?
· Classifying Plants
· Plant Structure
· Plant Reproduction
· Plant Response and Growth
· Plants in Everyday Life
LS.1dhij; LS.2a; LS.3ab; LS.4abc; LS.5abc; LS.10a; LS.11abde
Introduction to Cells (2nd Six Weeks)
· Discovering Cells
· Looking Inside Cells
· Chemical Compounds in Cells
· The Cell in its Environment
LS.1bdhij; LS.2abc; LS.3ab; LS.12f
Introduction to Animals (3rd Six Weeks)
· What is an Animal?
· Animal Body Plans
· Introduction to Invertebrates
· Introduction to Vertebrates
· Vertebrate Diversity
· Patterns of Behavior
LS.1bdhj; LS.3ab; LS.4bc, LS.7ab; LS.10ab
Cell Processes and Energy (2nd Six Weeks)
· Cellular Respiration
· Cell Division
LS.1dfhj; LS.2abd; LS.5abc
Populations and Communities (3rd Six Weeks)
· Living Things and the Environment
· Interactions Among Living Things
· Changes in Communities
LS.1abdefghij; LS.4d; LS.5c; LS.6bc; LS.8bcde; LS.10bc; LS.13a
Genetics: The Science of Heredity (2nd Six Weeks)
· What is Heredity?
· Probability and Heredity
· Patterns of Inheritance
· Chromosomes and Inheritance
LS.1adhij; LS.2d; LS.12bcdf
Ecosystems and Biomes (3rd Six Weeks)
· Energy Flow in Ecosystems
· Cycles of Matter
· Aquatic Ecosystems
LS.1acdfhij; LS.5abc; LS.6abcd; LS.7a; LS.8ab; LS.9abc; LS.10bc; LS.11bcde
DNA: The Code of Life (2nd Six Weeks)
· The Genetic Code
· How Cells Make Proteins
LS.1dhij; LS.12abf; LS.13a
Ecosystems and Human Activity (3rd Six Weeks)
· Protecting Land and Soil
· Soil Conservation
LS.1dhij; LS.10bc; LS.11abcde; LS.13abc
Homework is a very important part of science class and all classes. All assignments are to be turned in on the due date. Late work will result in point deductions.
Homework, Classwork, and Quizzes count as 66.5% of the six weeks grade. Tests count as 33.5% of the six weeks grade.
Late Work Penalties: 1 Class Late = -15 points 2 Classes Late = zero
A+ = 99-100 A = 95-98 A- = 93-94
B+ = 91-92 B = 87-90 B- = 85-86
C+ = 83-84 C = 79-82 C- = 77-78
D+ = 75-76 D = 71-74 D- = 69-70
F+ = 65-68 F = 60-64 F- = BELOW 60
Cheating/Plagiarizing: Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated! If a student is caught cheating or plagiarizing (including any talking during a test or quiz), he or she will receive a zero on that test, quiz, or assignment.
It is the student’s responsibility to get missed notes/handouts/work in the event of an absence.
Please use the following as a helpful guide:
- Check the designated missing assignments location for missed work.
- Ask a friend for missed notes.
- Check with the teacher if you have any problems or questions!
- You have one week to make up missed tests or quizzes.
- You have one day for every day absent to make up other missed work.
- Check the website for assignments, too!