TEXT: BIOLOGY (MILLER.LEVINE) 2010
UNIT 1 The Nature of Life
CHAPTER 1 The Science of Biology
CHAPTER 2 The Chemistry of Life
UNIT 3 Cells:
CHAPTER 7 Cell Structure And Function
CHAPTER 8 Photosynthesis
CHAPTER 9 Cellular Respiration
CHAPTER 10 Cell Growth And Division
UNIT 4 GENETICS
CHAPTER 11 Introduction To Genetics
CHAPTER 12 DNA and RNA
CHAPTER 13 Genetic Engineering
CHAPTER 14 The Human Genome
UNIT 5 EVOLUTION
CHAPTER 15 Darwin's Theory of Evolution
CHAPTER 16 Evolution of Polulations'
CHAPTER 17 The History of Life
CHAPTER 18 Classification
RATIONALE: I assign homework for students to help improve study skills, lessen study time for tests, and to learn small portions of information at a time.
TYPES OF HOMEWORK:
1) Section reviews and Section assessment questions
2) Define terms for chapter, Study and Reading Guide
3) Lab Reports
WHEN AND HOW STUDENTS ARE TO COMPLETE HOMEWORK
All homework and lab work are started in class. The work is then finished at home or in a study hall if it is not completed. All students are given the opportunity to see me during my free period, after school, or in the morning if they need help. Students handing in late homework will receive half credit for the assignment.
All homework will be graded. Section reviews and Section assessments are worth one point. Terms and study guides are worth ten points. Lab reports are usually worth between 40 and 100 points. Terms and questions incomplete or not handed in will be a zero. Lab reports will lose one letter grade for each day they are late up to five days. After that a Lab report will receive half credit. Also typed lab reports will receive five bonus points.
All students must keep a three ring notebook. In this notebook will contain terms, class notes, section reviews, and lab reports. This notebook will be graded at the end of each marking period.
1) HOMEWORK, TERMS, GUIDES 10%
2) LAB REPORTS, NOTEBOOK 45%
3) QUIZZES, TESTS, FINALS 45%
All quizzes are announced one day in advance. All tests are announced one week in advance.
TYPES OF EXTRA CREDIT
The review at the end of each chapter is 5 points extra credit for each exam. The extra credit must be completed and handed in before the test is taken.