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GREAT NECK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

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Living Environment Course Expectations

Instructor – Mr. Krauz

Email: MrKrauz@aol.com                                      Skype: bkrauz

Extra-Help: Wednesday                                 Testing Day: Thursday

Introduction

              This course emphasizes the structure, function, and inter-relationships of organisms in their environment. The course traverses cells, organisms and population dynamics, with topics including energy, diversity, genetics, anatomy and physiology, and ecology. Projects and discussions on recent advances in biology enhance the course. This course includes laboratory activities to enhance and clarify biological concepts. Upon completion of the course students will be well versed in various biological topics and be prepared for the regents examination.

 

Textbook

              Biology: The Study of Life 7th Edition (Schraer and Stoltze)

 

Classroom Materials

  • 2 Loose-leaf 3-ring Binder (*one will be left in class at all times)
  • Black or Blue Pens
  • Several well sharpened #2 Pencils
  • Colored Pencils

Expectations

  • Show up ON TIME
  • Show up PREPARED and WILLING TO LEARN
  • RESPECT your fellow classmates
  • RESPECT your teacher
  • RESPECT yourself

Grading

  • Tests, papers, projects = 65 %
  • Quizzes = 10 %
  • Labs = 10 %
  • Homework = 10 %
  • Class Participation = 5 %
  • Final Grade Determine by the following:
    MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4 = 90 %
    REGENTS = 10 %

Homework

Homework will be assigned regularly. You are responsible for checking the class website to see the due dates of all assignments.

 

*IF YOU ARE ABSENT, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSIGNMENTS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE*

Class Website

http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/GNPS/SHS/dept/science/krauz/bio/index.html

Bookmark the above web address at your home computer.  If you have troubles entering that site perform the following steps

  • Go to www.greatneck.k12.ny.us (the Great Neck District Homepage)
  • Click the link to South High school
  • Click the link for TEACHER WEBSITES
  • Right click the link for MR. KRAUZ’S PAGE, then choose OPEN IN NEW WINDOW
  • Click the link for BIOLOGY

Lateness

Class Lateness - Excessive unexcused lateness will result in a lowered class participation grade

Assignment Lateness - Assignments handed in late will have the grades lowered accordingly (i.e. the later, the lower the grade)

HOMEWORK WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED LATE, unless there are extenuating circumstances.


You will not be penalized for a small number of missed homeworks; this will depend on the TOTAL number of homeworks given in a quarter.

 
 
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