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SC Standards for Biology:

Standard H.B.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.  

 Standard H.B.2 The student will demonstrate the understanding that the essential functions of life take place within cells or systems of cells.

 

Standard H.B.3 The student will demonstrate the understanding that all essential processes within organisms require energy which in most ecosystems is ultimately derived from the Sun and transferred into chemical energy by the photosynthetic organisms of that ecosystem.

 

Standard H.B.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the specific mechanisms by which characteristics or traits are transferred from one generation to the next via genes.

 

Standard H.B.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of biological evolution and the diversity of life.

Standard H.B.6 The student will demonstrate an understanding that ecosystems are complex, interactive systems that include both biological communities and physical components of the environment.

Biology II Course Syllabus 2017-2018

Dr. M. A. Dixon

School Blackville Hilda High School

Room: #24 /School Hours 7:45-3:15 / Academic Assistance Wednesdays 3:15-4:15

Phone Number: 803-284-5700 /email: mary.dixon@barnwell19.net

 

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of Barnwell District 19 is to engage, empower, and establish each student to achieve academic excellence and meet the goals of college and career readines

Vision Statement:

Barnwell District 19 will provide a safe and supportive environment where every student will engage in a rigorous and enriching education, and be prepared to thrive in a complex, changing world.

 Title I Statement:

Barnwell 19 School District is a Title 1 District. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a highly-quality education and reach, at a minimum proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. The program provides supplemental services to children in Title 1 school wide programs to improve the academic performance of students. If you have any questions about the Title 1 School wide program at Barnwell 19 School district or would like to provide input on the plan or Parental Involvement Policy, please call David Corder, District Title 1 Facilitator

at 803-284-5605.

 

Barnwell 19 School District

Barnwell 19 will provide equal employment opportunities and educational opportunities to all persons without regard to race, religion, color, disabilities, sex, age, national origin, immigrant status or English- speaking status or marital status. Barnwell District 19 will make reasonable accommodations for an individual who is otherwise qualified for a position unless the accommodations would impose undue hardship upon the district.

Persons with disabilities who need additional accommodations should make their request for reasonable accommodations in writing, to the Section 504 Coordinator. Inquiries and complaints may be made to the following; Title IX Coordinator David Corder; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and Section 504Coordinator--

Leah Bias; and General Concerns-Dr. Shawn Johnson, Superintendent. All of the above

are housed at the district office. Address 297 Pascallis , Blackville , SC  29817

Phone 803-284-5605.

 

 

 

Textbook :

Miller and Levine /Biology, Supplemental Materials such as Workbooks and Study Guides  (It should be noted that if the book is lost or damaged the student will be required to pay for it.)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to gain basic knowledge in biology. This class will also provide the student with lab skills and techniques that he/she can use in the future. This course is a perquisite to other science courses such as chemistry and physics. 

Requirements for the course

1. Science Lab Contract should be completed to participate in labs.

2. Notebooks are required and will be graded periodically

3. Reading assignments and homework

4. Projects when assigned by the teacher. A criteria sheet and a rubric will be given for each project.

SC Standards for Biology:

Standard H.B.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.

                                                                      

 Standard H.B.2 The student will demonstrate the understanding that the essential functions of life take place within cells or systems of cells.

 

Standard H.B.3 The student will demonstrate the understanding that all essential processes within organisms require energy which in most ecosystems is ultimately derived from the Sun and transferred into chemical energy by the photosynthetic organisms of that ecosystem.

 

Standard H.B.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the specific mechanisms by which characteristics or traits are transferred from one generation to the next via genes.

 

Standard H.B.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of biological evolution and the diversity of life.

Standard H.B.6 The student will demonstrate an understanding that ecosystems are complex, interactive systems that include both biological communities and physical components of the environment.

 

 

Units/Topics/ Time Line ( This is a semester class)
              I. Inquiry Information

  1. Lab Safety
  2. Scientific Method /Process Skills
  3. Measurement 

               D. Science Equipment

 

             II. The Environment /Ecology

             A. Why ecology is important

B. Communities and Ecosystems

C. Food chains & Food webs

D. Relationships among organisms

E. Population Dynamics

F. Nature Cycles

G. Types of pollution

H. Environmental Problems/Global Warming, Sink holes, Erosion, and Natural Phenomena  

 

          Unit III  The Diversity of Life
                  A. Viruses and Prokaryotes/Diseases

                  B. Protists and Fungi/Diseases

                  C. Introductions to Plants

                  D. Plant Structure and Function/ All Types of Plants

                  E. Plant Reproduction and Response/ All Types of Plants

                  F. Plants and Humans/Uses

 

Units Quizzes and Tests:( It should be noted that some dates may need to be adjusted because of weather, programs and etc.) Test and quizzes will be announced but students can expect a quiz weekly and test once every 2-3 weeks.

Method of Instruction:

 Discussion, Cooperative Learning, Lab Activity (Inquiry), Research, Presentations , Projects , Class Activities, Science Articles and Videos

 Materials Needed:

2 inch binder, metric ruler, pens, pencils, color pencils  

Grading Procedures:

Class Participation-and Homework -10%

Class Work and Lab work 20%

 Projects and Quizzes-30%

Tests 40%

 

 

 

 

 Absences and Assignments

  Any student that is absent should see me for missing assignments as soon as he/she returns to school. The work will be in a make up folder.

Make Up Work Policy

If a student misses a class, it is the sole responsibility of the student to consult with the teacher concerning the work or missed assignments. Work should be made up at times convenient to the teacher. Work made up due to an absence does count as a retake. ( See the remaining info in your student handbook.

 

Class Rules and Procedures:

  Class Rules: 2017-18

1. Students will be respectful to others.

2. Students will come to class prepared with materials ready to learn.

3. Students will not bother the property of others

4. Students will raise their hands and not yell out in class.

5. Students will follow all school rules.

6. Students will follow all classroom procedures

 

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*.Class rules -Students should follow all class rules as well as school rules at all times.

*.School Rules - ( see handbook)

*. Class Procedures on enter, exiting, restrooms groups and will be posted.

*Tardy Policy –will be posted and followed.

    (Fire Drills and Programs)

1. Students will be expected to move quietly to the right of the hallway.

   ( There should be no playing in the  hallway).

2. Students will be expected to keep his/her hands off others students.

3. Students are expected to stay with the class during all programs and

 fire drills.

4. Students are expected to adhere to classroom rules during fire drills

  and class programs. These events are an extension of the classroom.

Procedures for Taking Test and Quizzes:

1. Clear all desk, only testing materials should be on your desk.

2. There should be no talking during test/ or quizzes If students have any questions they should raise their hands and wait for the teacher to answer him/her.

3. If a student talks over the test/quiz or cheats he/she will  not receive a grade and parents will be notified.

 

 

Procedures for Student Class Work

1. Students should follow the teacher directions written and oral.

2. There should be no talking when doing individual work. If you have a question about the work ask the teacher. When students work in groups they should always use a 12 inch voice when communicating with the group.( A 12 inch voice is a whisper). Remember we want a work environment that is conducive for learning.

3. Students are expected to complete all work in an allotted amount of time. So it is important to stay on task, do not waste your time talking , playing and getting off task.

STAY ON TASK!

 

Procedures for Lab Work

1. Students should follow the teacher directions written and oral.2. There should be no talking when doing individual work unless it is a group assignment. When students work in groups they can use a 12 inch voice when communicating with the group.( A 12 inch voice is a whisper)

3. Students are expected to complete all work in an allotted amount of time.

4. Students will have roles assigned within the group, such as a recorder,

    timekeeper, equipment handler, and group cleaner.

5. If students do not follow the procedures he/she will be responsible for the entire assignment or given another assignment.

 

Procedures for Projects:

All projects will be given with criteria sheets which will include due dates.

If there are any questions I can be contacted at the school number.

Student Dress Code Policy:

The way a student dresses impacts his/her overall school performance. Students in a school with identified guidelines tend to have fewer discipline referrals and better grades. An established dress code prepares the student for the expect standards in their future employment.  All students are expected to adhere to the school’s dress code in this course please see your student handbook for further references.

 

 

 

 

 

Student Name:______________________________________Date__________

Parent Name:_______________________________________Date__________

 

 

 

Parent Letter  17-18

                                                                                 Blackville-Hilda High School

                                                                                  76Atkins Circle--- PO Box 245

                                                                                  Blackville South Carolina 29817

                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                             August 17, 2017

 

 

Dear Parent: 

 

          I am writing this letter to welcome you and your child back to another school year.  I am happy to have the opportunity to teach science at Blackville Hilda High School. It is indeed a pleasure to help young minds grow. Your child will be given a class syllabus and a science lab safety contract. This contract will allow the student to participate in science labs. Please discuss this information with your child.  I have attached a list of the standards that will be covered in the course.  Please encourage your child to do his/her best to keep up with the class work. I believe consistency is the key.Your child will also be given a course syllabus.  It will address the requirements and the need list for the class. Please make sure that your child has the necessary materials for class. If you have any questions about anything pertaining to this course please call the school at 803-284-5700. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

 

   M.A. Dixon

  Science Teacher Ph D