Mrs. Devlin’s Science Class Syllabus for School Year 2008-2009
At the end of the year, you will… <ul><li>know basic general science words and definitions </li></ul><ul><li>be able to co...
Required Materials <ul><li>Life Science textbook and workbook (issued by Mrs. Devlin) </li></ul><ul><li>1 folder with pock...
General Class Rules <ul><li>Have a good attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Work quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Ask permission before sp...
Grading policies <ul><li>Late assignments receive one letter grade lower </li></ul><ul><li>After two missed assignments, a...
Grading scale <ul><li>Attendance / Class participation / overall behavior 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Classwork (groupwork) / ho...
Student / Parent signature <ul><li>Both student and parent(s) are required to sign a copy of the syllabus </li></ul><ul><l...
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Mrs. Devlin's Science Class Syllabus 2008

  1. 1. Mrs. Devlin’s Science Class Syllabus for School Year 2008-2009
  2. 2. At the end of the year, you will… <ul><li>know basic general science words and definitions </li></ul><ul><li>be able to conduct basic experiments and scientific research projects </li></ul><ul><li>be able to show inquiry skills by being curios and open minded </li></ul><ul><li>be able to collaborate and work with others </li></ul><ul><li>understand topics dealing with living organisms, ecology, nature of technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Required Materials <ul><li>Life Science textbook and workbook (issued by Mrs. Devlin) </li></ul><ul><li>1 folder with pockets </li></ul><ul><li>1 composition notebook </li></ul><ul><li>pen or pencil to write with, red pen (to be left in the classroom) </li></ul><ul><li>Filler paper and white plain paper (for drawing diagrams) </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors and metric ruler (to be left in the classroom) </li></ul><ul><li>$5.00 lab (details attached in parent letter) </li></ul>
  4. 4. General Class Rules <ul><li>Have a good attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Work quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Ask permission before speaking during class lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate while in class </li></ul><ul><li>Respect others </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time to class </li></ul><ul><li>Ask permission before leaving your seat </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grading policies <ul><li>Late assignments receive one letter grade lower </li></ul><ul><li>After two missed assignments, a note will be sent home for parent signature </li></ul><ul><li>Each student will complete one science project </li></ul><ul><li>Too many absences and tardiness will lower class participation grade </li></ul><ul><li>Class behavior is also graded </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grading scale <ul><li>Attendance / Class participation / overall behavior 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Classwork (groupwork) / homework 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Tests / quizzes 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Projects or Class folder/notebook 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Total possible points 100% </li></ul><ul><li>90%-100% A </li></ul><ul><li>80%-89% B </li></ul><ul><li>70%-79% C </li></ul><ul><li>60%-69% D </li></ul><ul><li>59% & below F </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student / Parent signature <ul><li>Both student and parent(s) are required to sign a copy of the syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Signatures are due by August 15 th </li></ul><ul><li>This is considered the first graded assignment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Welcome back to school! Be safe, be responsible, be respectful Go BMS Roadrunners!

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