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Welcome to Freshmen Science. I personally feel this is the most important science class that we teach here at the high school because we deal with real problems in the world, how man has caused them, and what needs to be done to solve these problems. Many of these concerns are controversial, so we train you to be able to analyze a problem to determine what is actually causing the problem and what things could actually solve the problem. This gives you the ability to analyze problems for yourself in the future and to be able to make logical choices to solve these problems. You won’t need to have someone else tell you what is wrong and what needs to be done about it. The problems in the world are continually changing, sometimes weekly. New research is always being conducted. Thus, this class does not rely on a textbook which could be outdated before it is published. Instead, we will be using journal articles, news reports and internet sources for up to date information. The Freshmen Science program is a ‘Tech-rich’ program. We have classroom computers to use frequently to research information. The quickly changing nature of the topics covered in this class (astronomy, environmental science, pollution, trash and recycling, urban sprawl and development, energy usage and energy sources) lend them selves extremely well for extensive use of technology.
This class will integrate different branches of science, physics, chemistry, ecology and biology. This will allow us to understand how the Universe works and the special characteristics of Earth that allow life to exist, and to examine our role on the Earth. This class also meets the StThe Resilient Planet questionsate requirements for a physical science class which all students must take. The goal of this class is to give you the research tools and techniques and the ability to analyze information to determine the cause of a problem and which solutions seem best. Hopefully, you will learn how to be a citizen of the world who can analyze all sides of a topic and choose the best solution for themselves. This is our best defense against many of the problems that face our world today, made by poorly informed citizens and so-called experts of the past. I hope you enjoy the class, but I especially hope you will see the importance of this class.
The easiest way to reach me is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSING OR LATE WORK
A student with an unexcused absence can not receive credit for the material missed, receiving a zero for this missed work.
FIRST SEMESTER: Assingments late one day will recieve a 0% or 50% depending on the assignment. Late projects wil be marked down 10% for everyday late.
SECOND SEMESTER: late assignments will receive a zero
LONG TERM PROJECTS
SEMESTER FINAL REVIEW
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK
****Work not finished in class should be finished for homework
Tues: Finish Global Dimming
Wed: Carbon footprint
Thur: Start river study
Mon: Water pollution: Non-biodegradeable waste: Undesireables packet
Tues: Biological magnification; mercury
Wed: Water pollution: Packet: Biodegradeable waste: sewage: Septic systems
Thurs: Waste Water Treatment Plants
Fris: Affects of dumping raw sewage into a stream
Fri: Global dimming
Tues: Quiz:(see hand out) Environmental ethics, Citizen of the worls, Topography: terms and map use; Stream order: diagrams and characteristics
Thur: Aldo Leopold: Green Fire
Mon: Conserving America video
Tues: Finish video sheet due tomorrow; Fowl Condundrum: due tomorrow
Wed: Intro to topography
Fri: Pond draw due
Wed: ECDCICA Big Quiz
Thur: Beak Adaptation Lab; Due Tuesday
Fri: Pond Draw: Due next Friday
Fri: Wrap up; Quiz on Ecology through ECDCICA on Wednesday
Mon: Ecology intro, ECDCICA; sustainable environment
Tues: Energy Flow
Wed: Energy flow
Thur: Quiz: Unique features, Earth's spheres
Mon: Unique Earth notes: Power point: FrSci3OurUniquePlanet.ppt
Tues: Unique characteristics essay due Thur.; Video: how the Earth changed to allow life
Wed:Earth's Spheres; Powerpoint: FrSci3Spheres
Thur: Sustainable environment
Mon: Finish Absolute geologic dating
Tues: Earth viewer geologic time scale
Thur: Unique earth intro
Fri: Quiz: Relative and absolute dating; Know the principles, be able to order the diagrams, understand half life and how radioactive isotopes tell us about absolute dating;
Mon: Geologic dating power point; intro relative dating
Tues: What's up packet: relative dating principles
Wed: Intro absolute dating; power point II
Thurs: worksheets abosolute dating
Fri: wrap-up geologic dating
Mon: Plate tectonics evidence; earthquake volcano map
Tues: Plates: location
Wed: Review sheets, prequiz
Thur: Go over review; Introduce geologic dating
Fri: Quiz: Competency: Plate tectonics: 1) Compare theories of Continental Drift and Plate tectonics; 2) Know the drawings of each type of plate boundary and what occurs at each; 3) Plate map: be able to read it; Geologic dating
Mon: Crust and earth drawings
Tues-Thur:: Plate tectonic drawings
Fri: Wrap up palte tectonics; Have a great vacation
Mon: finish rock and mineral lab
Tues: Earth layers wrap-up; Rock and mineral wrap-up; rock cycle
Wed: rock cycle
Thur; Plate tectonics intro
Fri: Quiz: 1) Earth layers; 2) roack and mineral characteristics; 3) Rock cycle; Continue with tectonics
Mon: How Earth is formed
Tues: Layers of the Earth model; Formation of the Solar system; Planet composition worksheet; All to be finished for homework;
wed: Snow day
Thursday: layers of the Earth; Intor mineral and rock lab
Fri: Quiz: Formation of solar system; Diagram of solar system; Formation of Earth; Based on notes, class discussion, power point, class work. Mineral and rock lab.
Mon: Earth is born video
Tues: Finish video; class discussion on Earth formation order
Wed: Formation of Solar system: work sheets; due Friday.
Thur: Density lab
Friday: Soalr system diagram; formation
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
You will be given a syllabus for each chapter. Test dates will be included on the syllabus.
********Red indicates new changes!!!!!
The Medical Explorer's Club was started by three students interested in the medical field. They wanted to have exposure to professionals from the medical field here at Londonderry. The club is open to any Londonderry student. We will have different professionals visit LHS and share their experiences, we may have some field trips to various medical institutes, may perform some disections, and will view some medical videos.
: Vice President
: Publicity Coordinator
Thursday Nov. 14; picture and dissection discussion
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For any given assignment, the date assigned and date due refer to to the beginning/ending dates for a specific weekly syllabus.
Go to my teacher webpage at www.londonderry.org/lhs to access every weekly syllabus for this semester.
My Special Codes for X2
Adult Ed Life Science
We covered safety procedures: Get your safety contract signed by a parent/guardian; The scientific method, and parts and their functions of the animal cell.
Topics on next week's quiz: 1) Safety procedures (safety contract); 2) scientific method; 3) cell parts (diagram) and functions; Review the power point (use link above)!!***FOR ALL QUIZZES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next quiz: Cell theory; microscope
Next quiz: Cell transport, Mitosis
Next quiz: Respiration and photosynthesis;
Next quiz: A & P; organization of living things; tissues
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