1	  |	  P a g e 	  Earth Science Syllabus	  Syllabus 2012-2013 2nd Trimester           I.            General Information...
2	  |	  P a g e 	                D. Cheating	  and	  Academic	  Dishonesty	  No	  forms	  of	  cheating	  will	  be	  tole...
3	  |	  P a g e 	  Week	  3	      December	  17	  –	  21	  Topics	         Fossils,	  Geologic	  Time	  Chapters	       21...
4	  |	  P a g e 	  Week	  12	        February	  25	  –	  March	  1	  Topic	             Energy	  Resources	  Chapter	     ...
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JD Earth Science Syllabus T2

  1. 1. 1  |  P a g e  Earth Science Syllabus  Syllabus 2012-2013 2nd Trimester I. General InformationCourse   Applied  Science  –  Earth    Name   James  Dunn  Room   C-­‐10  Email   jdunn@clioschools.org  Website  Address   http://www.haikulearning.com/  Textbook   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 PoliciesYour  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   93  –  100   C   73  –  76  A-­‐   90  –  92   C-­‐   70  –  72  B+   87  –  89   D+   67  –  69  B   83  –  86   D   63  –  66  B-­‐   80  –  82   D-­‐   60  –  62  C+   77  –  79   F   <60     B. Final  Exam  This  class  culminates  with  a  cumulative  Final  Exam  between  March  12th  and  March  14th.    The  exam  is  worth  14%  of  your  overall  grade  for  the  course.    The  other  86%  of  your  grade  will  come  from  all  other  assignments.   C. Late  Work  Policy  All  assignments  are  expected  to  be  turned  in  on  their  due  date.    Late  work  will  be  accepted  at  a  10%  deduction  per  school  day.    For  example,  if  an  assignment  is  due  on  Thursday,  but  not  turned  in  until  the  following  Monday,  the  highest  grade  one  could  receive  is  80%  on  that  assignment.      
  2. 2. 2  |  P a g e   D. 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.   • All  Clio  High  School  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.     V. Course Schedule and SequenceThe  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   December  3  –  7  Topics   Introduction  to  Earth  Science,  Scientific  Method,  Maps  Chapters   1,2    Week  2   December  10  –  14  Topic   Plate  Tectonics  Chapter   17      
  3. 3. 3  |  P a g e  Week  3   December  17  –  21  Topics   Fossils,  Geologic  Time  Chapters   21  –  23    Week  4   January  2  –  4  Topic   Introduction  to  Earth’s  Atmosphere  Chapter   11    Week  5   January  7  –  11    Topics   Meteorology,  Storms  Chapters   12,  13    Week  6   January  14  –  18    Topics   Climate  and  Climate  Change  Chapter   14    Week  7   January  22  –  25    Topics   Rocks  and  Minerals  Chapters   4  –  6      Week  8   January  28  –  February  1    Topics   Volcanoes,  Earthquakes,  Mountains  Chapters   18  –  20        Week  9   February  4  –  8    Topic   Our  Solar  System  Chapters   27,  28    Week  10   February  11  –  15      Topics   Stars,  Galaxies,  the  Universe  Chapters   29,  30    Week  11   February  19  –  22      Topic   Natural  Resources  Chapter   24      
  4. 4. 4  |  P a g e  Week  12   February  25  –  March  1  Topic   Energy  Resources  Chapter   25,  26    Week  13/14   March  4  –  14    Topics   Review,  Final  Exam  Chapter   NA    

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