Earth Science Syllabus T2

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This is the syllabus for the second trimester of Earth Science at Clio High School.

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Earth Science Syllabus T2

  1. 1. 1  |  P a g e   Earth  Science  Syllabus     Syllabusu  2013-­‐‑2014u  2nd  Trimester   I. General  Information   Course   Name   Room   Email   Website  Address   Textbook   Earth  Science     James  Dunn   E5   jdunn@clioschools.org   http://www.haikulearning.com/   Borrero,  F.  J.,  Hess,  F.  S.,  Hsu,  J.,  Kunze,  G.,  Leslie,  S.   A.,  Letro,  S.,  ...  Zike,  D.  (2008).  Earth  Science:  Geology,   the  Environment,  and  the  Universe.  New  York:   Glencoe/McGraw-­‐Hill     II. Grading  Policies   Your  Earth  Science  grade  will  be  based  on  a  variety  of  assignments  including  (but  not  limited  to)   homework,  in-­‐class  assignments,  labs,  projects,  quizzes,  and  a  Final  Exam.     A. Grading  Scale   A   A-­‐   B+   B   B-­‐   C+     93  –  100   90  –  92   87  –  89   83  –  86   80  –  82   77  –  79   C   C-­‐   D+   D   D-­‐   F   73  –  76   70  –  72   67  –  69   63  –  66   60  –  62   <60   B. Final  Exam   This  is  the  second  half  of  a  two  trimester  course.    The  second  trimester  finishes  with  a  cumulative  Final   Exam  that  will  cover  all  material  from  the  second  trimester.    The  exam  will  be  given  between  March  11th   and  March  13th.    The  exam  is  worth  15%  of  your  overall  grade  for  the  course.    The  other  85%  of  your   grade  will  come  from  all  other  assignments.   Tests  and  Quizzes   Labs  and  Projects   Homework   Total  (before  exam)       50%   30%   20%   100%  
  2. 2. 2  |  P a g e   C. Late  Work  Policy   All  assignments  are  expected  to  be  turned  in  on  their  due  date.    Late  work  will  be  accepted  until  the  day   of  the  unit  test.    There  will  be  a  25%  deduction  if  late.    Revisions  are  allowed.    You  may  earn  up  to  100%   credit  if  the  assigned  is  revised  and  turned  in  on  time,  or  up  to  75%  if  late.   D. Test  Retakes   You  will  be  allowed  to  retake  a  test  if  you  make  test  corrections  for  every  problem  you  missed.    These   are  to  be  done  at  home.    Test  retakes  can  be  scheduled  with  your  instructor  upon  request.    They  will   take  place  before  or  after  school.   E. Cheating  and  Academic  Dishonesty   No  forms  of  cheating  will  be  tolerated  and  will  result  in  a  grade  of  zero  for  the  assignment.    This  pertains   to  both  the  student  copying  the  work  and  the  student  supplying  the  answers.   Students  are  expected  to  turn  in  their  own  work.    Work  is  not  to  be  copied  and  pasted  from  a  website,   or  done  by  another  person  (friends,  parents,  etc.).    Any  work  that  is  misrepresented  as  being  your  own   will  result  in  a  grade  of  zero.   III. • • • • • • • • Classroom  Expectations   You  should  be  working  on  Earth  Science  class  work  or  studying  while  in  class.       Treat  everyone  with  respect.    No  name-­‐calling,  harassment,  or  bullying  will  be  tolerated.   Class  will  be  dismissed  when  the  bell  rings.    Please  do  not  attempt  to  pack  up  or  lineup  before   this  time.   Come  to  class  prepared  every  day.    Passes  will  not  be  written  for  you  to  go  to  your  locker.    You   will,  of  course,  be  permitted  to  use  the  restroom.   There  will  be  times  that  you  will  be  permitted  to  use  your  cell  phone  for  instructional  purposes.     Please  only  use  your  cell  phone  with  teacher  permission.   You  may  not  eat  or  drink  in  class.    The  only  exception  is  water.   All  Clio  High  School,  Freshman  Academy,  and  Clio  Area  Schools  policies  and  procedures  will  also   be  enforced.   Other  expectations  will  be  added  throughout  the  trimester  at  the  discretion  of  the  instructor.     IV. • • • • • Required  Supplies   Spiral  notebook  (for  taking  notes)   Pens  or  pencils  (required  every  day)   A  folder  (to  store  graded  and  ungraded  work)   Textbook  (required  every  day)   Other  supplies  may  be  required  throughout  the  trimester  at  the  discretion  of  the  instructor.    
  3. 3. 3  |  P a g e   V. Trimester  Course  Schedule  and  Sequence   The  schedule  detailed  below  is  an  approximation  of  what  we  will  cover  this  trimester,  and  when  we  will   cover  it.    Use  it  as  a  guide,  but  understand  that  it  is  subject  to  change.   Week  1   Topics   Chapter     December  2  –  6   Atmosphere   11   Week  2   Topic   Chapter     December  9  –  13   Meteorology   12   Week  3   Topics   Chapter     December  16  –  20   Storms   13   Week  4   Topic   Chapters     January  6  –  10   Climate   14   Week  5   Topics   Chapters     January  13  –  17   Oceans  and  Ocean  Features   15-­‐16   Week  6   Topics   Chapter     January  20  –  24   Geologic  Time   21-­‐23   Week  7   Topics   Chapters     January  27  –  31   The  Sun,  Moon,  and  Earth   27   Week  8   Topics   Chapters     February  3  –  7   Solar  System   28    
  4. 4. 4  |  P a g e   Week  9   Topics   Chapters     February  10  –  14   Stars   29   Week  10   Topics   Chapters     February  17  -­‐  21   Galaxies  and  the  Universe   30   Week  11   Topics     February  24  -­‐  28   Cumulative  Project   Week  12   Topics     March  3  –  7   Review  for  Final  Exams   Week  13   Topics     March  10  –  13   Final  Exams  

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