• BIOLOGY I

     

     

     

    BIOLOGY I

    MR. SHEAFFER

    TEXT: BIOLOGY (MILLER.LEVINE) 2010

     

    SYLLABUS

     

    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

     

    HOMEWORK POLICY

     

    BIOLOGY I

    MR. SHEAFFER

     

    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.

     

    COMPLETED HOMEWORK

     

                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.

     

    NOTEBOOK

     

                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.

     

    GRADING SYSTEM

     

                1) HOMEWORK, TERMS, GUIDES          10%

                2) LAB REPORTS, NOTEBOOK               45%

                3) QUIZZES, TESTS, FINALS                    45%

               

     

     

    TEST SCHEDULES

     

                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.

     

     

Last Modified on August 28, 2017