biology


  1. Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the study of life, which will focus on the major concepts and principles in the field of Biology.

During this course, we will cover such topics as: bio-chemistry, cells (structure & function, photosynthesis, respiration, division & growth), genetics, anatomy, ecology, classification, and evolution.


  1. Requirements

  • Biology, Miller-Levine, 2006


    • The text may be accessed through the internet - copy and paste the link below in a new page.


                         http://www.millerandlevine.com/chapter/toc.html


Dragonfly Book Online



    •  Associated activities for the text can be accessed through the link below:

                    Students will be required to complete reading assignments, written homework, laboratories, quizzes, tests, projects, and writing

                    assignments.

        • Students will be required to participate in class and laboratory investigations.

        • Students will be required to keep a neat and organized notebook, which will be periodically graded.



    III. Grading

Grading is based on Total Points.  All home-, class-, and lab work will be graded and points will be assigned accordingly.  

        

        Assignments will have varying point values, based on complexity of the assignment.

                    

                A general breakdown of grading:


                            Investigations (labs)         20-60  pts

                            Chapter Tests                  20-25  pts   

                            Homework                       4-7      pts

                            Qu-ests                           10-15   pts   

                            Classwork                        5-40    pts

                            Quizzes                           6-20   pts


                                        **Qu-est is a small test or large quiz...


Quizzes may or may not be announced.


You will receive at least 3 school days notice for a test.

   

    IV. Policies


In the case of an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to seek missing work.  (S)he should check with a friend, or myself, this may be done by email (for missing assignments or a schedule of events).

        If nothing else, please view the associated presentation below.


    V. Rules and Consequences


  • All rules of the PPS handbook apply and will be followed.

  • Care must be taken in and around the laboratory (see safety contract).  

    • You break it, you buy it.   …and it’s not cheap!

  • Respect! Respect for the teacher, her property, the students, their property, and the school’s property.

  • Phones, and personal electronics are not permitted during instruction, group work, or laboratory (unless otherwise directed by myself).


  1. Availability


Email me and make an appointment to come see me if you are ever struggling.  

If I am not expecting you, I will not be in the classroom waiting for you!


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