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BIOLOGY

MR. ECCLES

Room 316

BIOLOGY MR. ECCLES Room 316 Email: <a href=seccles@muhsd.org Welcome to BIOLOGY at Merced High School. Biology is a dynamic field in this day and age, with huge advances in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, and Human Impact being discovered and applied in today’s society. We will explore the practices of science, engineering, and technology (1 to 1); organization and function of life; ecosystem energy flow, structure, and dynamics; genetics and variation; evolutionary relationships, biodiversity, and human impact. This course is designed to use a variety of strategies to explore this knowledge, and then be able to find real life solutions to apply in and out of the classroom. In today’s increasingly complex and technological society, science and engineering practices have become a tool to solve many problems in most people’s lives. The usefulness of this course extends beyond the realm of just science. For Help with Classwork: ASSIGNMENTS ALSO CAN BE FOUND ON SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR MR. ECCLES : ecclesscience.weebly.com Go to CALENDAR for Biology and click on assignment for designated day. Mr. Eccles is available daily after school in room 316. …by arrangement before school and during lunch. Please use email to contact Mr. Eccles for any questions or help. seccles@muhsd.org **ANY ABSENCE: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain missed work, and they will be given the SAME AMOUNT OF TIME to complete the work as the students that were present were given. CLASSROOM RULES 1. BE ON TIME!!! ______________________________________________ Exit 2. Bell. ____________________________________________________ 3. Respectful. Be ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 4. Participate. __________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ " id="pdf-obj-0-11" src="pdf-obj-0-11.jpg">

Welcome to BIOLOGY at Merced High School. Biology is a dynamic field in this day and age, with huge advances in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, and Human Impact being discovered and applied in today’s society. We will explore the practices of science, engineering, and technology (1 to 1); organization and function of life; ecosystem energy flow, structure, and dynamics; genetics and variation; evolutionary relationships, biodiversity, and human impact. This course is designed to use a variety of strategies to explore this knowledge, and then be able to find real life solutions to apply in and out of the classroom. In today’s increasingly complex and technological society, science and engineering practices have become a tool to solve many problems in most people’s lives. The usefulness of this course extends beyond the realm of just science.

For Help with Classwork:

ASSIGNMENTS ALSO CAN BE FOUND ON SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR MR. ECCLES:

ecclesscience.weebly.com

Go to CALENDAR for Biology and click on assignment for designated day.

Mr. Eccles is available daily after school in room 316. …by arrangement before school and during lunch. Please use email to contact Mr.

Eccles for any questions or help.

**ANY ABSENCE: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain missed work, and they will be given the SAME AMOUNT OF TIME to complete the work as the students that were present were given.

CLASSROOM RULES

  • 1. BE ON TIME!!! ______________________________________________ Exit

  • 2. Bell.

____________________________________________________

  • 3. Respectful.

Be

________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

  • 4. Participate.

__________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

  • 5. NO cell

_______________________________________________

 

ASSIGNMENTS ALSO CAN BE FOUND ON SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR MR. ECCLES: (just click on website or enter address below)

ecclesscience.weebly.com

GRADING:

Go to CALENDAR for Biology and click on assignment for that day.

  • 1. 25 % on Short Performance Tasks based directly on NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards): 1) Core Ideas (DCIs), 2) Practices, 3) Cross Cutting Concepts, and 4) Common Core Standards. This is a STANDARDS BASED COURSE. This means that California expects ALL students to know certain key core ideas, practices, and cross cutting concepts within the field of Life Science.

  • 2. 35% of your grade will be based on teacher generated exams. Be prepared for tests. (A comprehensive Teacher generated Final will also be given both semesters)

  • 3. 35% of your grade will be based on participation and completion of all assignments and labs/activities. Late Assignments: *One day late = ½ credit *Two or more days = 0 credit *One late assignment may be turned in for full credit on the test day in each unit.

Once past the Unit work can NOT be turned in for points.

(excluding labs/large projects)

  • 4. 5% of your grade will be based on your ability to organize and maintain a notebook containing Notes, Unit Organizers, and Diagrams all done or handed out in class.

*

All students and parents can access AERIES (our computerized Gradebook) to check on progress in this class at any time. Incomplete assignments will be marked with an (inc), late assignments (Late), and missing assignments will be red with no score.

5. NO cell _______________________________________________ ASSIGNMENTS ALSO CAN BE FOUND ON SCHOOL WEBSITE FOR MR. ECCLES :

I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THE RULES SET UP BY MR. ECCLES FOR HIS CLASSROOM.

STUDENT NAME (print) ________________________________________

STUDENT SIGNATURE ________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE _________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER _____________________________________________
PHONE NUMBER _____________________________________________

PERCENT

DECIMAL

GRADE

94-100 % =

.94

A

90-93.9 % =

.90

A-

88-89.9 % =

.88

B+

83-87.9 % =

.83

B

80-82.9 % =

.80

B-

77-79.9 % =

.77

C+

74-76.9 % =

.74

C

70-73.9 % =

.70

C-

67-69.9 % =

.67

D+

64-66.9 % =

.64

D

60-63.9 % =

.60

D-

BELOW 60 % =

.599

F