Marine Biology
 
 
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Welcome to Marine Biology and Aquatic Science. You have a unique opportunity to learn about a variety of topics that people take for granted. Nearly 75% of the Earth is covered with water, and you will become familiar with both the water and the organisms that inhabit it. This is an exciting course and one in which you have a chance to be successful if you are willing to put in the time and effort necessary.

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS (IN WORD FORMAT)

Topical Outline

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  1. Introduction and Scientific Method
  2. Aquaria
  3. Osteichthyes
  4. Chondricthyes
  5. Invertebrates
  6. Oceanography and Diving
  7. Alligators, Crocodiles and Hippos
  8. Marine Mammals
  9. Animal Behavior/Learning
  10. Food From the Sea
  11. Ecology
  12. **Sea Birds**

 

Classroom Materials

  • 1 Looseleaf notebook
  • 1 Bound spiral notebook (fits in looseleaf)
  • Writing utensil (pen, pencil, crayon)

Course Expectations

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

Grading

  • Tests, Quizzes, Projects, etc. = 65 %
  • Labs = 10 %
  • Homework = 5 %
  • Class Participation and *Attendance* = 20 %

**As a large portion of the course is maintaining your aquariums, absences make fulfilling this requirement extremely difficult and therefore it will lower your participation grade**

Policy on Lateness

1) Class Lateness

Excessive unexcused latenesses to class will result in a lowered class particpation grade

2) Assignment Lateness

  • Homework will NEVER be accepted late
  • Projects will be accepted late but the grade will be lowered accordingly

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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