Be Present and on time
Be in full uniform everyday
Cellphone and headphone are not permitted in the classroom- phones and headphones will be subject to confiscation for the duration of the school day or longer if seen being used in class
Be respectful and mature
No food or drink permitted in the classroom
Assignments are expected on their due date, late assignments will be accepted for one week at a penalty of 10% per day. No late assignments will be expected past a week and there are no makeup dates.
If you are absent you are expected to access ituneU and google classroom to check for assignments. Work is still expected on time.
What We Will Be Covering and When
Wk 1- Basic Biological Principles- we will review the scientific method, compare and contrast the common characteristics of life, learn about cells and their components, and understand the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Wk 2 and 3- Biochemistry- Biological macromolecules, water and enzymes
Wk 4- Energy and ATP- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Wk 5 Cellular Transport
Wk 6 and 7- Cell Growth and Reproduction- Mitosis, Meiosis
Wk 8,9 and 10- Genetics- DNA, RNA, Protein synthesis, DNA mutations
Wk 11- Evolution- Theory, Mechanisms and Evidence
Wk 12 and 13- Ecology- Levels of Organization, Energy Flow, Ecosystems and Diversity
(This schedule is tentative and is subject to change)
How to be successful in this class
Biology is a challenging subject and my goal is to see you all succeed. Remember that I am here to help you so let's make sure we always communicate. It's important that you take the time at home to study, there are many things to memorize in biology and the only way to do so is repetition. I will available after school if you have questions or need help.