LOTE (ESL) SCIENCE

ROOM 411

 

 

Overview:

This class focuses on the science facts and concepts you need in order to understand the dynamic world around you. We will go over topics involving matter and energy, mechanics, earth science, living things, environment and heredity and conservation.

Presentation:

This class will presented using a variety of teaching methods such as lecture, laboratory experiments, handouts, field trips, movies, individual and group projects, oral reports and others.

 

Supplies needed:

composition notebook, folder, loose leaf, pen (black or blue ink), pencil, coloring pencils or crayons

 

Grading System:

You will be graded by the total number of points that you are going to earn by the end of each quarter. The total number of points will be divided by the total points possible.

 

Example: 1567 (points earned)

2000 (points possible) = 78% (quarter grade)

semester grade= quarter grade + quarter grade

 

All quizzes and tests papers should be endorsed with the following:

Last name, First

Gen. Sci. LOTE, Period

Date

(Quiz or test number)

 

 

TEACHER EXPECTATIONS:

        read assigned chapters and assignments

        participate in class activities and/or experiments

        do assigned projects and research work

        do oral reports

        turn in homework and class work on time

        bring materials everyday

        be in best behavior

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

UNIT I- MATTER AND ENERGY

CHAPTER

  1. Science and Measurement
  2. Matter
  3. Energy and Changes in Matter

UNIT II- MECHANICS

  1. Work and Energy
  2. Machines
  3. Motion
  4. Fluids and Pressure

UNIT III- EARTH SCIENCE

  1. The Earth
  2. Geology
  3. Earth History
  4. The Atmosphere
  5. Weather and Climate
  6. Oceanography

UNIT IV- LIVING THINGS

  1. Life and the Cell
  2. Plants
  3. Animals
  4. Animals with Backbones

UNIT V- ENVIRONMENT AND HEREDITY

  1. Populations and Communities
  2. Food and Energy
  3. Heredity
  4. Descent and Change

UNIT VI- CONSERVATION

  1. Soil, Water and Air Conservation
  2. Forest and Wildlife Conservation

 

***In addition to these topics, newspaper articles will also be required for each student.