This website has information, handouts, assignments and other resources for students of Sehome High School biology. In general the materials and information will work for all Sehome Biology classes. The site is maintained by Shawn Doan.
Links to Oceanography projects that Mr. Doan has been involved with:
University of Washington research vessel Thomas J. Thompson on station over Loihi Seamount. Loihi is an underwater volcano off the South East coast of the island of Hawaii. Photo by SDoan.
Ms. Auld Mr. Doan Ms. Yaude
Ms. Reimers Ms. Ross
Doan’s bio website: https://sites.google.com/site/sehomebiology20162017/
Why Biology? Biology is a fun topic that touches all parts of our lives. Biological concepts help you understand the world around you and yourself. And, of course, there is the state End of Course Exam.
Units: 1. Cells - structure and function including biochemistry
2. Genetics - from the structure of DNA to chromosomes
3. Evolution - resulting from mutation and selection
4. Homeostasis of biological systems – structure and function of the body
5. Ecology – principles of ecology and introduction to global change
Lab work: Labs occur on block days (Wed. and Thurs.) and occasionally other days. Lab work illustrates concepts introduced during class. All work is done in the “Lab Journal”.
Homework: Is assigned every Monday and collected on the block day (Wed. or Thurs. depending on the schedule). Late homework is worth ½ credit unless it is for an excused absence. Homework is always done in one of the journals.
Extensions: Extra credit assigned Fridays (not every Friday) and collected Mondays. Extensions allow student to explore biological concepts beyond the classroom curriculum. No late extensions accepted.
Exams: There will be a unit exam following every unit.
Grading Scale: A = 92.00 and up
A- = 90.00 – 91.99
B+ = 87.00 – 89.99
B = 82.00 – 86.99
B- = 80.00 – 81.99
C+ = 77.00 – 79.99
C = 72.00 – 76.99
C- = 70.00 – 71.99
D+ = 67.00- 69.99
D = 60.00 – 66.99
F = 0.00 – 59.99
Please contact us with any concerns:
Ms. Auld Susan.Auld@bellinghamschools.org
Mr. Doan Shawn.Doan@bellinghamschools.org
Ms. Reimers Kristen.Reimers@bellinghamschools.org
Ms. Ross Julie.Ross-Buckmaster@bellinghamschools.org
Ms. Yaude Jane.Yaude@bellinghamschools.org