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WELCOME TO BIOLOGY!!!!!

 

Course Information

Biology is a rigorous laboratory-oriented course that is designed to give an overview of the basic concepts, processes and general principles of Biology. It involves topics such as cellular biology, genetics, taxonomy, diversity, evolution and ecology. Historical information, contributions of scientists, career information, lab techniques and safety will be stressed throughout the course. This class will be a study of Biology and is designed to help students develop their interest in science. Students will be required to do a variety of research projects and papers. The projects will demonstrate the student’s knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. Towards the end of this course, students will be required to take a state mandated End-of- Course test (EOC).

 

 

Standards

Unit

Standard

Unit 1: Cells

 SB1 a-d

 SB3 a

Unit 2: Genetics

SB2 a-f

Unit 3: Classification

SB3 b-d

Unit 4: Evolution

SB5 a-e

Unit 5: Ecology

SB4 a-f

 

GRADING POLICY

Grades will be assigned based on tests, class work, homework, projects, and labs.

Major Grades                         40%

Minor Grades                         40% 

Feedback                                0%         

EOC/Final Exam                    20%

 

GRADING POLICY DETAILS

  • Major - 40% (unit tests, mid unit tests, benchmarks, major projects, essays, performance tasks, etc.)
  • Minor- 40% (quizzes, minor projects, minor writing assignments, homework, etc.)
  • Feedback- 0% (homework, classwork, participation, signed papers, formative assessments, etc.)
  • Final Exam/ EOC- 20%   

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR CLASS

 

  1. Spiral 5-subject notebook (200 pages)  
  2. Pencils and/or Pens    
  3. (1) 3-prong folder with pockets (Used for EOC study materials) 
  4. Five different colored highlighters 
  5. BYOD (electronic bring-your-own-device with internet capabilities) (Strongly encouraged)         

 

REMIND 101 INFO: 

To join Remind 101....text @biostep to 81010

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