• Mr. Ersing

    E-Mail:  jersing@frontiercsd.org
    Room 229
    Phone:  3229

    Mutual Respect:


    1.     Treating others the way you want to be treated.

    2.     Showing kindness and consideration.

    3.     Liking yourself enough to be yourself.

    4.     Accepting others for who they are.


    Parent /Teacher Communication.

       1.  Email provides the quickest response and is the best way to communicate with me.

       2.  If you prefer to talk, then please by all means call my room at ext. 3229 at Frontier

            Middle School and I will return your

            call as soon as I can. 



    Course Expectations:


    -Students are expected to pay attention during class time and treat others with respect. 



    -Students are expected to properly copy down homework for the ENTIRE week from the homework board in class into their agendas and are given time at the beginning of class each new week to do so. 



    -Homework is to be fully completed and is due the very next day of class unless otherwise stated. 



    Grading Policy:


    -Grades are administered based on the Frontier Middle School Grading Policy as follows:


             60% -  Chapter Tests/Projects

             20% -  Labs/Quizzes  

             20% -  Homework/Journals (daily essential questions completed during class time)


    ****  Grades are posted and updated on the Parent/Student Portal at the end of 5 weeks.  




    UNIT 1 - Life's Structure and Function

    1.     Includes Scientific Method/Classification

    2.     Cell Structures

    3.     Cell Processes

    4.     Cell Reproduction

    5.     Heredity

    6.     Evolution

    UNIT 2 - From Bacteria to Plants

    1.     Includes Bacteria

    2.     Protists

    3.      Fungi

    4.     Plants

    5.     Plant Reproduction

    6.     Plants Processes

    UNIT 3 - Animal Diversity

    1.     Includes Intro to Animals

    2.     Mollusks

    3.     Worms

    4.     Arthropods

    5.     Echinoderms

    6.     Fish

    7.     Amphibians, Reptiles

    8.     Birds

    9.     Mammals

    UNIT 4 - Human Body Systems

    1.     Includes Skeletal

    2.     Muscular

    3.     Nutrition and Digestion

    4.     Circulation, Respiration

    5.     Excretion

    6.     Nervous

    7.     Endocrine

    8.     Immunity and Disease

    UNIT 5 - Ecology

    1.     Includes Interactions of Life

    2.     Nonliving Environment

    3.     Ecosystems

    4.     Conserving Resources




    -Selected students are expected to maintain an average of 85% or higher in the class.  At least 1,200 minutes of approved laboratories are required to take the Regents Living Environment Final Exam in June to get credit for this class.  Daily attendance is a MUST! 


    Ch. 1 - Science of Biology

    Ch. 2 - Chemistry of Life

    Ch. 7-10 - Cells (includes Cell Structure/Function, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Cell Growth/Division)

    Ch. 11-13 - Genetics (includes Intro to Genetics, DNA/RNA, Human Genome, Genetic Engineering)

    Ch. 15,16,18 - Evolution (includes Darwins' Theories, Evolution of Populations, Classification)

    Ch. 19,20 - Bacteria/Viruses/Protists

    Ch. 21-25 - Fungi/Plants

    Ch. 35-39 - Human Body Systems

    Ch. 3-6 - Ecology



Last Modified on March 2, 2021