Do Now1) Find the index card with your name! This is your seat! Make your name tag! Fold neon paper like a hamburger and then like a hotdog. Then write your name or appropriate nickname neatly! 1st 2nd
Now I would like to get to know you!2) Fill out the back of your index cardLine 1: Name & NicknameLine 2: Class NameLine 3: BirthdayLine 4: A cool fact about you!Line 5: Hobbies and InterestsLine 6: Rate Science from 1 to 10 (10 being your favorite & 1 being your least)Line 7: Text Book #
Textbooks and Syllabus• Please read through the syllabus quietly as I hand out textbooks.• Once you get your textbook please fill out card with name and text book number.
• Please enter quietly• Put all homework, finished labs and make-up work in the Inbox• Fill out a pink slip for any missing work.• Be seated in your assigned seat before the bell rings.
• Take out supplies: Earth Science Reference Tables, a notebook, two sharpened pencils.• Please begin the Do Now written on the board.
• Treat each person with dignity and respect• Follow directions the first time they are given• Stay seated; ask permission to move around the classroom
• -Do not talk out of turn or interrupt others• -Raise your hand and wait patiently to be called on• -If you need a pass, first fill out your pass book and then raise your hand.
-Please continue to work through the bell until I dismiss you.-Do not pack up your belongings until after the bell rings.-Take all of your belongings with you.
5 Simple Rules of Conduct• Respect yourself, other • Class begins the moment students, school property, the bell rings. All students and the Teacher should be seated in their (substitutes too) at all assigned seats, and working on the “Do Now”, ready to times. begin work when the bell rings. An official pass must• Do not interfere with accompany all late arrivals. another student’s right to learn. • Always follow all safety rules in the laboratory and classroom (i.e. absolutely no• Come to class prepared eating or drinking in the each day. Bring all classroom at any time). materials with you each day (including an open mind and a positive attitude).
• A two inch 3-ring binder with five dividers for Earth Science only.• Pens and #2 pencils.• 3x5 index cards (recommended).• Colored pencils.• A Non-Programmable basic function Calculator.• 12 inch metric ruler.
Unit 0 – Prologue – This unit is an introduction to the use of instruments, math, and scienceskills that will be used in this course.Unit 1- Energy- Here we will study the different form of electromagnetic energy and it’s transfer.Unit 2 – Astronomy – This unit looks at our position in the universe. We will study the cycles thatoccur in our solar system, the stars, and the galaxies.Unit 3 – Earth Dimensions- Here we will study the size, shape, and structure of Earth.Unit 4 – Rocks and Minerals – Rocks and minerals introduces us to the chemical makeup of the solid part of Earth. We will study the origin and process that forms each type of rockand the rock cycle. We will look at the characteristics and properties ofminerals.Unit 5 – Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes – This unit looks at the dynamic Earth. We will examine a picture of Earthtoday and the processes that have been going on for 4.6 billion years the havebrought us to this point.
Unit 6– Weathering Erosion & Deposition Processes have been changing the surface of Earth. We will look at howthese work to shape and change land features.Unit 7 Landscapes and The Water Cycle – Here will will explore the many different landscape regions such as glacial,coastal. Also, we will study the movement of water around our planet and theimpact it has on the environment.Unit 8 – Earth’s History – Earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago. In this unit we will look at the changes that have occurred since its origin and predict what might happen in the future.Unit 9 – Weather – This unit looks at the day to day changes in the properties of theatmosphere as well as seasonal changes in climate. We will use instruments to studyand predict these changes.Unit 10 – Environmental Awareness – We will look at the interrelationships between different part of theenvironment and the impact that humans have on it. – Regents Review– During the final weeks of June we will work together to ensure that each ofyou meet your goals.
Homework/Assignments• All written portions of assignments must be done in dark blue or black ink. Some assignments may be enhanced with color diagrams. Typed assignments are OK.• Paper must be loose-leaf or perforated notebook paper. No torn out spiral notebook paper, rolled or otherwise mutilated assignments will be accepted.• Each student is responsible for ALL work assigned. Any missed assignments, resulting from excused absences, must be made up within five (5) days.• Laboratories must be made up and turned in within two weeks of an excused absence.
You can find allassignments here & on myEboard too!
Laboratory Reports• All laboratory report due dates will be posted.• All written portions of laboratories maybe done in Pen or pencil. Some laboratory reports may be enhanced with color diagrams.• Each laboratory assignment is worth 10 pts. One point (4%) will be deducted for every unexcused day late. After 9 days the maximum possible score is 16 points.
Unless told otherwise,all finishedlabs and hw go into the box in the Earth Science Corner
Also in the corner you can find theMake-Up work bin, therefore when absent, you canget any handouts that you missed.Most handouts will also be available on my Eboard.
Extra Help• I will be available for extra help every Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:00 PM. I will also be available Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00 AM.• Please use this time for questions or help before you feel like you are in trouble. If you cannot meet during the regular extra help times we will work out another time, just speak to me. Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question!
Grading PoliciesKeep track using the POINT SHEET!• Tests (60%,360 pts): about 2-3 per quarter, approximately 100 points each• Quizzes (20%,120 pts): about 4-5 per quarter, approximately 25-30 points each• Labs (10%,60 pts): about 8 per quarter worth 5 points per lab depending on scope of lab. Late labs will be penalized 10% per day, and pink slips will be completed and filed. One Quarterly lab quiz worth 20pts.• Homework (10%,60pts):about 20 per quarter each counts 2 points per fully completed and on time assignment. Late assignments will only be accepted if due to an excused absence.
Weekly Quizzes – A ten to fifteen minute shortanswer/multiple choice quiz designed to help assess student’s comprehension of recent class work before proceeding to a new subject.Topic Examinations – A two-period test comprised of multiple choice, essay and short answer questions. Homework Assignments – Nightly reading and short answerassignments designed to either review the prior day’s lesson or begin exploring a new subject. Laboratory Reports – Will be assessed on completeness and accuracy. Progress reports will be available on Infinite Campus Portal which will always be kept open.
•The grading policy outlined above applies to the student’s quarterly grades. Thefinal grade will be an average of the four quarterly grades and the Earth Science Regents. The Earth Science Regents Examination counts as 20% of the student’s final grade.
General Laboratory Safety Rules• Read all instructions before proceeding and follow all instructions given by the teacher.• Report any accidents or unsafe behavior.• Wear appropriate protective clothing or gear for that day’s particular activity (i.e. goggles, gloves, long sleeves).• Tie back long hair or loose fitting clothing.• No eating, drinking or gum chewing in the classroom/laboratory.• Do only the experiments assigned by or approved by the teacher.
•Never substitute materials or procedures called forin written or verbal instructions.•No fooling around or horseplay in thelaboratory/classroom at any time.•Learn the locations of fire extinguishers, fireblankets, safety shower, eyewash, and know how touse them.•Treat all chemicals as poisonous and as a personalhealth hazard unless otherwise instructed.•No sitting or standing on laboratory tables at anytime.•Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at alltimes.
Academic Dishonesty: In accordance with district policy, any student caught cheating or voluntarily enabling another student to cheat will at the very least receive a zero for thatassessment. Further action may be sought depending on the severity of the offense.
Now lets discuss your goals…To achieve something in life… you must plan to achieve it so we will begin by setting goalsWe will revisit this exercise several times through out the year to reflect and revise our goals.
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