Marine Biology

Mr. Runyon

Syllabus

Course Description:

Marine Biology is the study of life form in, on and around the sea. The interaction and reliance of these forms one with the other. Also, the physical part of the Earth's ocean waters and Teutonic forces that made the ocean basins and landform features. In addition, man's treatment of the sea and its life and what the sea has done for man will be examined.

Classroom Rules:

Students will be expected to adhere to these rules without exception:

1. Follow all the school rules.

2. Bring their materials, e.g. coloring tools, paper, writing instruments, Science Journal everyday.

3. Do their own work.

4. Be in their seats before the tardy bell.

Grading:

Grades will be based upon written work, hand-out worksheets, notes, and/or reaction papers on videos and lab work for 1/3; the average on all exams (quizzes and tests) for 1/3; And the Science Journals for 1/3. In addition, attitude and participation will be taken into account in determining grades.

Absences and make-up

Absences will be treated in accordance with the school's policy regarding the same. In this course, however, any student that has been absent and needs to make-up work has three (3) days in which to make up the work. For that work to count for grade, the absence must be excused.

Extra Credit:

Extra Credit can be earned by:

1. Bringing in a current science article (any science) for 5 points credit, but limited to one per week.

2. Taking notes, or writing a reaction paper on videos we shall have from time to time for extra credit.

3. Science Projects

Classroom Seating:

Once seats have been assigned, students will be expected to take their assigned seats on a daily basis. If a student is not in his/her assigned seat that student may be counted absent.

General Biology

Mr. Runyon

Syllabus

Course Description:

Biology is the study of life. To enhance this study of life eight themes common to biology will be emphasized: process of Science; Levels of Organization; Unity and Diversity of Organisms; Structures is Related to Function; Adaptation and Evaluation; Continuity of Life; Homeostasis (maintaining stability); and Life Forms are Interconnected.

Classroom Rules:

Students will be expected to adhere to these rules without exception:

1. Follow all the school rules.

2. Bring their materials everyday. These materials consist of textbook, paper and writing instrument (pen or pencil) and a science folder.

3. Do their own work.

4. Be in their seats before the tardy bell.

Grading:

Grades will be based upon written work, hand-out worksheets, notes, and/or reaction papers on videos and lab work for 1/3; the average on all exams (quizzes and tests) for 1/3; And the Science Journals for 1/3. In addition, attitude and participation will be taken into account in determining grades.

Absences and make-up

Absences will be treated in accordance with the school's policy regarding the same. In this course, however, any student that has been absent and needs to make-up work has three (3) days in which to make up the work. For that work to count for grade, the absence must be excused.

Extra Credit:

Extra Credit can be earned by:

1. Bringing in a science article (any science) for 5 points credit, but limited to one per week.

2. Taking notes, or writing a reaction paper on videos we shall have from time to time.

3. Science Projects (possibly

Classroom Seating:

Once seats have been assigned, students will be expected to take their assigned seats on a daily basis. If a student is not in his/her assigned seat that student may be counted absent.