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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Evironmental Syllabus

Environmental Science Course Information PDF Print E-mail


Course Description:
This course engages students in the study of the complexities of our environment. The study of human interactions and conservation techniques in dealing with environmental issues is explored.   Application of the forms and transfer of matter and energy are made to these environmental science topics. Reading, studying, class participation, and lab work is an integral part of this course. This is a follow-up course to 8th grade science.

Successful completion of 8th grade science

Course Materials:
Required text:  Holt Environmental Science by Karen Arms
3 ring binder style notebook w/ loose-leaf paper
2 folders for binder
Pen AND Pencil every day

Course Policies:

Preparation - It is required that all students be prepared for class every day.  Class preparation will be considered a part of a students overall grade.  Students should come to class ready to learn.  Students should bring a pen, pencil, notebook and textbook to class every day unless otherwise notified.  Upon entering the room students should prepare for learning by taking their seat and reviewing notes, studying, organizing assignments, taking out homework, or otherwise preparing for the day.  Often, review questions will be asked verbally or a pop quiz may be given at the beginning of class so it is in your best interest to be prepared. 

Attendance – All students must come to class on time.  Students not in their seat by the time the tone sounds will be recorded as late to class.  Students who are absent from class are responsible for making up missed notes and getting course materials.  Students who are absent for a test or quiz have 5 days to make up the missed assessment after returning to school before a zero is recorded.  It is strongly advised that absent students make an appointment after school the day they return to school to discuss the proper course of action.

Assessment – Your grade will be determined based upon the accumulation of points from tests, quizzes, and assignments such as projects, reports, class work, homework, and participation.  The average will be calculated based on a total points earned divided by the total points offered.  Assignments must be completed and submitted on time. The penalty for submitting an assignment late will be –10% for each day it is late up to 5 days. After 2 weeks (10 days) a grade of zero will be given for the assignment.   Homework will not be accepted late.   There will be 1 additional credit opportunity per marking period for 2% addition to the final M.P. grade.

Course Expectations
– Students must raise their hand in order to speak and must be respectful toward others.  Calling out shows you are energetic and enthusiastic but is not considerate of others and should be avoided. 

Students who are in need of extra help or who have questions should come in after school.  Please seek help before the “last minute” so that time can be allowed to master the topic.  Hours for extra help are Tuesday through Thursday during period 9 (2:35-3:05PM).  Please make an appointment with Mr. Temme if you want to come after school.

All students must have a 3 ring binder style notebook that will serve as a portfolio to hold all handouts, class work, homework, lab reports and notes that relate to Science.  This notebook must be brought to class everyday.  Notebook organization will be assessed periodically.  This document must be the first page of your notebook.

Proper behavior is expected at all times.  Please refer to the FLHS handbook.  Misbehavior will be corrected with a friendly warning.  Further misbehavior will require further disciplinary action such as detentions or reference to the vice principal.  Detentions are assigned one day in advance and are not negotiable. Safety in the laboratory is expected.  Students persisting in unsafe behavior will be removed from the lab, receive disciplinary action and a zero for that activity.  Thank you for being well behaved!

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