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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Geoscience Syllabus

Course Description:

This course is open to all 11th and 12th grade students. This course investigates geological processes and forces that control the earth’s terrain, geological chemistry, geological history, oceanography, and the earth’s atmosphere. Reading, studying, class participation, and lab work are an integral parts of this course.  

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 9th and 10th grade science

Course Materials:

Required text:  Glencoe Earth Science
3 ring binder style notebook w/ loose-leaf paper
2 folders for binder
Pen AND Pencil

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 and bring a pen AND pencil, notebook and textbook to class everyday 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 tardy to class.  Students who are absent from class are responsible for making up missed notes and getting course materials. If an assignment is due on a day a student is absent they must submit it the day they return.  Students who are absent for a test or quiz have 5 days to make up the missed assessment after returning to school otherwise 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.  Keep a grade sheet record of your own grades and be able to calculate your average at any time.  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 which will serve as a portfolio to hold all handouts, class work, homework, lab reports and notes that relate to science class.  This notebook must be brought to class everyday.  Notebooks will be assessed each marking period.

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!

Geo Course Resources

(many links require you to be signed into your@fairlawnsds.org {google apps} account)

Textbook Resources

Geology, the Environment, and the Universe

Online Textbook:  Chapter files (Find the chapter file, download, read)

Study Guides for content mastery Download (shared google folder)

Practice tests, Self Check Quizzes, study help, and more! 


Mid Term Exam Study Outline
Final Exam Study Outline (coming soon)

OLD ONLINE TEXTBOOK http://glencoe.com/ose

Important Links

Below are links that are relevant to your class.

Google Classroom

Explorelearning.com (Gizmos)

School Google Apps Start Page




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