Summit Academy High School
Brian Charlefour, Room #111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Phone (734)955-1730
Available for conferences: By appointment
The General Science 1 course is an interdisciplinary study of Science Inquiry, Solar System, and Physical science. Science is involved with everybody's daily life. We explore how we solve problems and interpreting of graphs. The Solar System unit will include our solar system, the milky way galaxies, and the studying of planets. The last unit is physical science and includes motion, work, and energy.
A student in General Science 1 will:
· Be able to interpret graphs
· Have developed an awareness of and sensitivity to the natural world
· Become more interested in science and better understand how science affects their everyday lives
· Be able to transition into higher-level science courses
· Identify how scientific literacy will make a better and more productive citizen
Course Exit Objectives
· Recognize and understand our changing environment around us
· Identify and sue properly basic laboratory equipment
· Observe, record, and interpret data
· Solve open-ended problems using higher order thinking skills
· Gather and synthesize information from books and other sources of information
The course objectives will be achieved by approaching concepts and ideas with various teaching strategies. Some techniques used are guided practice sheets, student manuals, discussions, videos, labs, computer simulations, and lectures. Students will be introduced to real-world issues associated with Weather, Solar System, Physics, and other various scientific fields.
Attendance: Good attendance is expected. School attendance policies apply
Make-up Work: It is your responsibility to obtain missing assignments if you are absent. To find out what you missed you can check the weekly calendar in the class room, or check the General Science 1 Moodle page. You will have the same amount of time to do the work as everyone else did. Tests and labs cannot be made up during regular class hours a scheduled appointment is necessary.
Tardiness: The 9th grade tardy policy will be in effect.
Supplies: These are the supplies that are needed DAILY
· Pen (black or blue ink) or pencil – a pencil is preferred, because in science there will be mistakes that need to be erased.
· Folder (or a 3-ringed binder): organized with assignments and notes. This will be checked periodically
· Paper – prefer loose-leaf paper. If you have a notebook assignments will not be graded if ripped spirals are still attached
· Calculator – a basic calculator will be needed (scientific calculator is not necessary)
Hall Passes: The 9th grade hall pass policy will be in effect.
Grading: Each quarter will be broken down into four weighted categories.
District Assessments (Tests/Labs) 50%
Project and Labs 35%
District Assessments will be given at the end of each unit.
Assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Students are encouraged to complete missing assignments for the learning experience, and to be eligible for the end of the quarter extra-credit assignment.
Late Work: The 9th grade late work policy will be in effect.
Grading Scale: The 9th grade grading scale will be in effect.
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