Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Basic Course Concepts: Genetics Evolution by natural selection Cell structures and functions Photosynthesis and cellular respiration Earth systems Earth and human activities Class Requirements: 1. Book must be covered at all times. 2. 3-ring binder or folder for Modern Biology only. 3. Composition notebook for note taking and activities.
Grades: 1. Grades will be based on tests, quizzes, labs, projects, and homework. 2. Grading will be done on a point system. Total points can be converted into percentages using the following scale:
100-92 = A, 91-82 = B, 81-72 = C, 71-62 = D, 61 -0 = F
3. Assignments are to be handed in the day they are due!!!!!! · Late work is only HALF CREDIT. · Late work will only be collected until that chapters’ test, otherwise it becomes a permanent zero. · Exceptions will only be made for those that are sick, and arrangements have been made with the involvement of your parent/guardian. · LAZINESS WILL NOT BE REWARDED!!
1. You are encouraged to bring in and share science related articles with the class. 2. You may choose 5 articles per semester at 2 points each. · The article must be a photocopy or from the computer. (No tearing out of magazines) · You may NOT use my magazines from class, and definitely no tearing out pages from them. · You will summarize the article to the class. 3. Any other extra credit will be up to my discretion. 4. In order to get extra credit, you must have all regular work turned in. Class Expectations: 1. You will be required to be prepared for class. That means having your binder, book, and a pen or pencil. 2. NO CHEATING OR COPYING- this will result in a zero for all parties involved. Phone calls to parents will also be made. **please see the student handbook for IKM-Manning’s Academic Misconduct policy. 3. I must be able to see and read your work for you to get credit. 4. Tardy Policy is the same as your hand book. 5. Be respectful of other persons and property. 6. NO CELL PHONES to be seen or heard. Lab Expectations: 1. You must be prepared. 2. No food or drink in the lab. 3. Horseplay will not be tolerated!! and will result in serious consequences. 4. Must sign safety contract.