CURR518 - BTSN

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CURR518 - BTSN

  1. 1. Welcome to Biology!<br />Ms. Wegman<br />
  2. 2. About Me…<br />Mt. St. Dominic Academy<br />Villanova University<br />Working towards M.A.T. at Montclair State University<br />Teach Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology<br />Yearbook & Ski club moderator<br />
  3. 3. Course Description<br />Surveys a wide scope of biology<br />From environmental & ecology to molecular & biochemistry<br />To generate an interest in science<br />Scientific method and lab techniques<br /> Science and our everyday lives<br />
  4. 4. Course Outline<br />Marking Period 1<br />Scope of Biology<br />Science of Biology<br />Biosphere – biomes, ecosystems<br />Population and Community Ecology<br />Ecosystems and Conservation<br />Marking Period 2<br />Chemical basis of Life<br />Molecules of Life<br />The cell<br />Cellular Respiration<br />Photosynthesis<br />
  5. 5. Course Outline<br />Marking Period 3<br />Genetics<br />Evolution<br />Microbiology<br />Plants <br />Marking Period 4<br />Animal diversity<br />Human structure and function<br />Organ Systems<br />
  6. 6. 21st Century Skills Developed through Research-Based Scientific Inquiry<br />Academic foundation<br />Critical thinking & problem solving<br />Creativity & innovation<br />Collaboration, teamwork, & leadership<br />Cross-cultural understanding<br />Communication & media fluency<br />Accountability, productivity & ethics<br />Technical skills<br />
  7. 7. Grades<br />Tests (40%)<br />Homework (10%)<br />Labs (30%)<br />Projects (20%)<br />Final grade is the percentage of total points earned<br />Grades are updated regularly on course website<br />
  8. 8. Keys to Success<br />Note-taking<br />Homework<br />Reading the textbook - reinforcement<br />Extra help if needed<br />
  9. 9. If your child misses a class…<br />It is her responsibility to make up all missed work/labs and to get any missed notes<br />Weekly schedule is on course website<br />Daily assignments, power points, HW<br />If it’s a test day…<br />Student must come see me ASAP to schedule a make-up<br />
  10. 10. To reach me…<br />Phone<br />973-226-0660 ex 1184<br />Email<br />awegman@msdacademy.org <br />

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