-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.
-Students are expected to complete readings in the textbook during each unit (as stated in the homework) and properly prepare for Unit/Chapter Tests given in class.
-Grades are administered based on the Frontier Middle School Grading Policy as follows:
60% - Chapter Tests/Projects
20% - labs
20% - Homework/Journals (daily essential questions completed during class time)
**** Grades are posted and updated on the Parent/Student Portal at the end of each school week.
How to get in touch with me?
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. 3232 at Frontier Middle School and I will return your
call as soon as I can.
LIFE SCIENCE COURSE OUTLINE:
UNIT 1 - Life's Structure and Function
includes Scientific Method/Classification, Cell Structures, Cell Processes, Cell Reproduction, Heredity, and Evolution
UNIT 2 - From Bacteria to Plants
includes Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, Plant Reproduction, Plants Processes
UNIT 3 - Animal Diversity
includes Intro to Animals, Mollusks, Worms, Arthropods, Echinoderms, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
UNIT 4 - Human Body Systems
includes Skeletal, Muscular, Nutrition and Digestion, Circulation, Respiration, Excretion, Nervous, Endocrine,
and Immunity and Disease
UNIT 5 - Ecology
includes Interactions of Life, Nonliving Environment, Ecosystems, and Conserving Resources
REGENTS LIVING ENVIRONMENT COURSE OUTLINE:
-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