I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and are as excited
about the upcoming school year as I am!
It will be very important that you utilize this webpage for
weekly agenda information, study tools, important due dates, and access to PDF
files of chapter notes and presentations.
Weekly assignments will
be posted on the calendar below each Monday for the week ahead. If you are
absent or want a preview of topics/activities that will be covered, click the
link “Weekly Agenda.” Lessons covered and activities are subject to change and
will be updated accordingly.
Life science can be a challenging subject with the extensive
vocabulary that is involved. Quizlet is an online application that is a great
study resource for students. Online flashcards, interactive games and practice
quizzes are available through this application and can be accessed for any
smart device/tablet. Each chapter’s vocabulary terms have been created for you
to use and the links are posted below for utilization. Vocabulary is due the
day we take the chapter’s vocabulary test. Vocabulary must be hand-written for
You will find all dates for chapter test, quizzes, and
project due dates on the calendar below. These items will be located on the day
that the assessment will take place or the day the assignment is due. Please
refer to the Student Handbook for our policy on late assignments and make up
work when you are absent.
Each student will be given an outline of the chapter notes
for the whole chapter on the day we start covering that topic. If a student
loses their copy of the notes it will be their responsibility to print another
copy of the notes. PDF files are located in links just above the calendar
All content will be presented through Prezi. A link will be
posted for each chapter’s presentation and students are encouraged to utilize
this presentation at home for study purposes, to copy notes when they are
absent and miss a lesson, or have lost their notes and need to re-copy
Science Fair –
Advanced Students Only
Please see PDF of the project guide below and the calendar
for important due dates.
You can already start thinking and observing ideas around you now for a science fair project. All Honor students are required to complete one, but you will still have a choice if you would like to compete in the actual fair (GOLD Path) or put it together in a power-point (GREEN Path). Either way you still have to complete an independent investigation. This project will be majority homework through August to November. Guidance will be given in class along with due dates. This investigation must be grade level appropriate and testable (controlled experiment). All projects must have a real application of how it will help mankind - not just a cool experiment (that's for class stuff). Below you will find steps that will help you start thinking like a scientist. Enjoy:)