Some topics we will focus on - School District of the Chathams

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Dec 14, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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Welcome to Biology


Mrs.
Ollo

2010
-
2011

What do we study?



We study all about living things!


Some topics we will focus on:


Cells Structure and Processes


DNA


Genetics/Inheritance


Genetic Engineering


Evolution


Bioethical Issues


Grading


Grading will occur on a variety tasks that
may include (but not limited to) the
following:


tests/quizzes


homework/class work


projects/presentations (individual or group)


labs


final authentic assessments (Lab practicals)


Accounts for 8% of the final grade


final exam


Accounts for 8% of the final grade


occasional extra
-
credit


Supplies


Binder with pockets and dividers
(extremely important to stay
organized)


All handouts are hole punched for the
students!!


Closed
-
toed lab shoes


Homework policy


Homework is given daily


Weekly schedules and hw are posted on
First Class at the beginning of each week


Late homework will not be accepted!


Lab Policies


Labs will be carried out either individually or
with lab partner depending upon the activity.


Lab partners will change every marking
period


Labs will be evaluated or assessed based
upon timeliness, completion and accuracy


Depending upon the lab, labs may be
handed in for a group or individual grade.



Late Assignment policy


Pertains only to labs and projects!!!


Students will have 24 hours to turn in a
late assignment for a 50% reduction in
credit. After 24 hours the assignment
will be assigned a zero!


Extra Help


Will be given to anyone that asks.


We will decide the best time that fits
both the student and teacher’s
schedule.


It will also always be held the day
before a test after school.

Usage of First Class


It is important to their class conference
and documents folder each night!


Weekly schedules will always be posted
as well so that due dates are available at
all times!


PowerPoint Notes are also available to
download prior to the class they will be
discussed (they remain posted all year).


It also may be necessary to turn in
assignments via First Class as well
(hand
-
in folder).


Using the Online Textbook


Using the I
-
Text that goes along with
the Biology Book


www.pearsonsuccessnet.com


Benefits of the website


Don’t have to bring book home


Animations/visuals for abstract topics


Vocabulary review


Daily hw worksheets available for download


My goals this year!!


To peak your children’s interest in
Biology
-

the study of life!


To get them excited about science!


To learn a lot about “life” and have fun
along the way!


Get them ready for the road ahead…
chemistry…physics and college!


Primarily with problem solving skills!!!


My contact info…


Cari Ollo
-

Biology Teacher


Email
-

collo@chatham
-
nj.org


Best way to contact me for a quick
response


Room C201