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Course Information for Marine Sciences at SHS, West

Course Information for Marine Sciences at SHS, West

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  • Go thru descriptions for O & ME, safety, absences
  • Learn from the experience of your elders! I’ll always explain it to you later, and you won’t have to lose any fingers to find out for yourself!

Welcome to marine sciences Welcome to marine sciences Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome to Marine Sciences at Smithtown!
  • Learn more about ocean places in your own backyard and halfway around the world. . .
  • You’ll Learn About All Marine Creatures Great and Small. . .
  • Marine Science Courses @ SHS-full descriptions on our class blog.
    • There are two Marine Science Courses at Smithtown High School:
    • Oceans (usually 11 th graders)
    • and
    • Marine Ecology (usually 12 th graders)
    • Passing Earth Science And Living Environment (Bio) are Prerequisites for both courses
    • Oceans is not a prerequisite for Marine Ecology
  • Course Description Details http://williamsoceanworld.blogspot.com Write the link below for our class site in your planner: Note: you can also find our class blog from the SHS West Home Page under “Faculty Sites”
  • College Credit Both Oceans and Marine Ecology can be taken for college credit through SUNY Stony Brook, no matter where or if you plan to attend college. Prerequisite is a B average, payment made on time, and timely completion of all required admissions paperwork. This will be discussed over the next few weeks. Please write me a note on your contact sheet or email me if this is something you are interested in.
  • Contact Sheets
    • Please take a few minutes to fill out the contact/safety sheet and select a make up partner
  • Safety & Trust Sometimes You Should Just Trust That I Have Your Best Interest In Mind & Believe Me When I Say, “Don’t Stick Your Hands In There Before I Show You How”
  • Daily Expectations-
    • Be on time, prepared for class (folder, pen, pencil)
    • Note: Students are required to abide by SHS Code of Conduct at all times, but these few will be strictly enforced:
    • -Refrain from eating/drinking in the classroom. It’s the rule for science rooms. If you don’t have lunch, see me-I can help you.
    • -Refrain from the use electronic devices, and put earpieces away (i.e. in your backpack) before class.
    • -Absences for any reason MUST be accompanied by a note from home or they are considered a cut.
  • “ Early Points”
    • “ Early Points” are the reason I don’t give a big extra credit project every quarter – you shouldn’t need one!
    • With a little effort, students can take advantage of Early Points all the time & move up from a C+ to a B-, for example.
    • Almost any assignment we do has a point value that can be increased if the assignment is completed correctly and it is turned in early.
    • Note: it would be silly to leave part of an assignment blank just to turn it in for early points, so don’t expect any for cruddy work 
  • 1st Day Homework
    • 1 st Homework-Due by Monday for full credit-5 points, earlier for Early Points-up to 10 points depending on how early (i.e. today=10 points, tomorrow=8, etc.)
    • Get a folder that is designated as just for Oceans and show it to me (5-10 pts).
    • After reading over your blue oceans brochure and safety/contact sheets with your parents, sign and have your parents sign in the appropriate locations then return to me (5-10 pts).
    • Show me that you have the name and phone number of your make-up partner on something that you’ll always have with you (5-10 pts).
  • 1 st Day Homework Continued
    • Bring a # 2 Pencil and if you have any modifications, be prepared to tell me what they are and who your resource room teacher is.
    • You will have your first test tomorrow to show me what your background is in marine sciences.
    • Don’t worry about trying to study-this is just to see where you are.
    • But do take it seriously. If you do well, it will get you out of a major homework assignment later.
  • The Buddy System – Vital for the Survival of Absentees (especially if you have lessons!!!) You and your make up partner need to fill each other in if one of you misses class Select a make up partner wisely!
  • Welcome to Water Planet and Marine Science Class. . . Give respect and you’ll get respect!
  • Aloha, and Mahalo for sharing The Oceans with me!
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