Course Syllabus and Grading Policy
· Identify and apply the steps in the Scientific method during scientific investigation and write a lab report.
· Develop an understanding of the Earth, its history, composition, and formative processes, and an understanding of the solar system and the universe.
· Develop both skills and content knowledge necessary to be scientifically literate members of the community.
· Identify individual, cultural and technological contributions to scientific knowledge.
· Understand the impact of science and technology on human activity and the environment.
· Understand the characteristics of living things, the diversity of life, and how organisms and populations change over time in terms of biological adaptation and genetics.
· Construct maps, charts, and graphs to locate physical and cultural features around the world.
· Interpret thematic maps, charts, and graphs for geographic information around the world.
· Describe a variety of world regions and why they change.
· Analyze how economic, social, and physical features/resources influence where people choose to live.
· Describe patterns of cultural and economic characteristics of a region/place over time.
Study Skills: Students need to come to class ready to learn with the necessary materials:
composition notebook, loose leaf paper, pencils and textbook.
Daily homework: Reviewing concepts learned in class should be a priority in addition to any assigned work.
Class Participation/Labs: Class participation and labs are essential to the learning process. Students are expected to participate by actively listening, asking and answering questions, contributing to group discussions/labs and completing all assignments.
Be on time
Respect others opinions and property
Respect all school policies as stated in the district handbook