WELCOME BIOLOGY STUDENTS 2015-16!
The major emphases of this course it to provide understanding of the basic biological concepts:
biotechnology, genetics, evolution and the stability and biodiversity of the ecosystem.
Stress is on student’s active participation in group projects, laboratory investigation,
and the development of critical-thinking skills.
Nowicki, Stephen. Biology, Mcdougal liittell, 2008
A. Categories B. Letter Grades
Class work = 20% A = 90 – 100%
Homework = 20% B = 80 – 89%
Laboratory work = 30% C = 70 – 79%
Tests = 30% D = 60 – 69%
100% F = 59% and below
TOPICS: Number of Weeks
Biotechnology = 2
Genetics = 5
Evolution = 5
Ecology = 4
Dissection = 1
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
• It is the student’s responsibility to make up for the missing assignments.
• Make up test should be arranged with the teacher ( after school)
• All late work has penalty depending on how late is the work.
• Missed laboratory activities and presentations cannot be made up,
but alternative make-up assignments may be given at the teacher’s discretion.