Policy and Syllabus
SUPPLIES – TO BE BROUGHT TO CLASS AND USED DAILY!!
Pens or pencils (#2 pencils required for tests)
Wire bound single subject notebook JUST for Biology
Do NOT ask to leave class unless it is a dire emergency. You have a five minute break before class, use it wisely. There are no bathroom breaks!!
Late Work: All tests, labs and quizzes will be made up during TRP or after school (ERF is the best day to get caught up, if you have EXCUSED absences.)
Grades – Daily work will comprise 10% of the nine weeks grade, tests will comprise 55% of the nine weeks grade, quizzes will count as 15% of the nine weeks grade and labs will count as 20% of the nine weeks grade. Writing assignments count as test grades. The cumulative exam will count 20% of the final grade (this covers the entire course content).
Discipline – I hope you will choose to act properly in class and abide by all safety rules. Any IMPROPER behavior will result in you being removed from class.
ELECTRIC DEVICES – Cell phones, iPods or other electronic devices will be collected on a daily basis. Refusal to comply leads to immediate disciplinary action.
Expectations – Good behavior, good attendance, attentiveness, & organization are essential.
Class work will be a combination of NOTES/LECTURE, LABS, BOOKWORK, WORKSHEETS, MEDIA MATERIAL… Notes are MANDATORY, not an option. They are your best friend come test time as the majority of the quizzes/exams come from the material in your notes.
Videos and other media material will be used to supplement content material. There will be NO sleeping/heads on desk during videos. You will be dismissed from class if you choose NOT to pay attention.
ALLERGIES/MEDICAL CONDITIONS - If you have any allergies or medical conditions, please discuss them with me and mark them on your safety contract.
Review Lab Safety
Review Lab Equipment/Microscope
NGSS Ways of Thinking (CER, Lab report)
Chapter 1 & 17 The Study of Life/Classification
Chapter 6 Biochemistry
Chapter 7 Cellular Structure and Function
Chapter 8 Cellular Energy
Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction
Chapter 10 Mendelian Genetics
Chapter 11 DNA
Chapter 14-15 Evolution
Chapter 2-6 Ecology
REVIEW & Cumulative EXAM