Science 1 Syllabus
Summer School 2009
This introductory activity-based,
year-long course provides an in-depth study of selected topics in earth and
physical sciences. This course is designed to prepare students for success in
college prep Biology in Grade 10. This course meets 10 of the 20 required
credits in science to graduate. Students will meet physical science requirement
for graduation upon completion of both semesters with a passing grade.
This class will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including
lectures, discussions, labs, computer simulations, demonstrations, and homework.
(These are approximate percentages)
40% Tests and
25% Lab Write-ups/Class Projects
15% Final Exam
Physical Science with Earth Science by Glencoe, Copyright 2006. Additional
resources available at http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com
(Always bring book to class unless otherwise instructed)
Monday through Thursday (School sites closed on Fridays)
33333 Golden Lantern
In order to earn credit, students may not have more than 1 absence per 12-day
semester. One absence equals 3 points. Students arriving to class after the
first half hour, or students who miss more than one-half hour, will be marked
absent. It is essential that students arrive to class on time daily. Each tardy
equals 1 point, THREE tardies are equivalent to ONE ABSENCE (3 points). Students
who return late from scheduled breaks will be considered tardy. Students may not
exceed a total of 5 accumulated points (any combination of absences or tardies).
Students exceeding 5 points WILL BE DROPPED from the class on the sixth point. THERE
WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ATTENDANCE/TARDY POLICY.
& Tests: These
will be given on almost a daily basis. Small
quizzes will be given during and after each chapter, followed by a larger unit
test after we complete each of the five units in this course. If you are absent
from class, you will have one day to take the quiz or test. It is your
responsibility to schedule and take your make-ups.
On the completion of this course, a comprehensive final will be given
Homework will be assigned regularly.
Points are received upon completion of homework on time.
Most homework assignments are worth 10 points.
Failure to turn in homework will receive a zero.
It is your responsibility to make up any homework during an absence from
the following with you every day:
A 3 ring binder notebook is required for this class.
This notebook must have 4 dividers (with plastic tabs).
The dividers should be labeled and in the order as follows:
Ruler, paper, graph paper:
Keep these in your notebook. GRAPH
PAPER IS A MUST!
Textbook must be covered
(sorry to be negative, but every classroom has to have these)
BE RESPECTFUL AT ALL
TIMES (the remaining rules fall under this one)
respectful at all times – To fellow
students, the teacher, and your classroom
prepared for class - paper, pens,
notebook, and homework completed.
not leave your seat without
food, gum, or drinks allowed in
class (bottled water is the
homework is unacceptable.
Cell Phones will be in use during class. (They will be confiscated)
safety procedures at all times.
Contact Mr. Wilson:
Phone: (949) 310-1839
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