General Science

 

Course Description:

The course deals with basic science principles with emphasis on the interrelationships among the life, earth, and physical science. Science activities are included to teach the methods of scientific inquiry through direct student involvement.

Course Objectives:

A.     To provide a unified basic general science background for the students' future study of science.

B.     To provide opportunity to increase understanding of the world and the environment and learn about ways to play an active role in the future.

C.     To develop the type of inquiry skills used by scientists utilizing writing, math, and problem solving and manipulative techniques.

Course Outline:

1st Quarter

Scientific Method, Life Science

2nd Quarter

Chemistry

3rd Quarter

Earth and Space Science

4th Quarter    

Physical Science, Science and Technology

                       

Textbook:

General Science, A Voyage of Exploration. Hurd, Johnson, Matthias, McLaughlin, Snyder and Wright. Prentice Hall, 1992

Evaluation:

          Daily assignments Quizzes Tests Notebook Projects

Midquarter and weekly progress reports will be issued to students. Parents are required to sign and have their child return the reports or score sheets to the teacher. These are important documents for future references. Parent teacher conferences will be held every first and third quarters.

Standard Distribution of Grades:

           

100%-90%

A

89%-80%

B

79%-70%

C

69%-60%

D

59%-below

F

                       

Classroom rules:

1.      Listen and follow directions at all times.

2.      Respect both peer and teacher and their right to perform tasks unhindered by distracting noise, interruptions and inappropriate behavior.

3.      Raise your hand if you need to say anything or to ask permission to leave your seat.

4.      No gum, food, or drink in the classroom.

5.      No sleeping or head-downs during class time.

6.      Corridor passes will be issued only for emergencies.

7.      Conduct subject-related activities only.

8.      Bring all needed materials at all times.

9.      Use appropriate language in the classroom.

10.  The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell.

11.  Observe all Simon Sanchez High School rules.

Incentives:

If you follow the classroom rules, you will:

1.      Ensure our primary goal of learning.

2.      Provide an environment that is conducive to success.

3.      Improve your chances of getting a good grade.

4.      Make your teacher, your classmates, and yourself happy.

Consequences:

Minor:

1st Offense      Verbal Warning

2nd Offense    Written Warning

3rd Offense     Letter to Parent or Guardian

4th Offense     Referral to Administrator

Major:

1st Offense                  Referral to Administrator