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    The Mystery of Education..........."If you want good grades, Study hard and complete your assignments."
     A quote From Professor Robert R Jordan
    formerly of Fitchburg State College
     
    "Knowledge is Good".....A quote from The Honorable Anthony J. Renzi,
    Professor Emeritus.

    INTEGRATED SCIENCE COURSE

    Syllabus

    Leo Facchini

    Room 2214

    Anticipated work and assignments for the week of 5/7/2018:

     

     

    Ch. 22 Characteristics of Atmosphere and Climate

     

     

     

    E-mail– lfacchini@groton.k12.ct.us

    Instructional Practices:

    Integrated Science is the 9th grade science course that covers topics in Chemistry, Physics, the Environment and Earth/Space Science. Important skills are learned that students will use throughout their school career.   Instructional practices will include lecture, guided class discussions, cooperative learning activities, traditional and open-ended laboratory experiments, Embedded Tasks,worksheets, use of Promethean Board, laboratory reports, Internet usage and computer skills related to topics, and special projects/papers/presentations.   The 4 components of rigorous instructional practices will be employed.

    Presentation of course topics and assignments will be made to match ability level of students in the class.

     

    Class Rules:

    ·         Respect everyone and all property.

    ·         Follow all lab safety rules and procedures.

    ·         No eating or drinking (except water) in the science classrooms.

    ·         Use of electronic devices not allowed in this class (unless deemed necessary per special plans)

    ·         Stay in your seats until you are excused.

     

    Class Materials:

    1.       Three-ring binder

    2.      Five dividers

    3.      Paper

    4.      Pens/pencils

     

    Homework Policy:

    Homework is an important part of the learning process.  Homework will be assigned depending upon the topics and class level.  

     

     

    Make-Up Work Policy:

    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out any assignments you missed in your absence.   Make-up work can be turned in according to the attendance/make-up policy procedures in your student handbook.   An unexcused absence on the day of a test,quiz or major paper/project/presentation will result in a loss of credit for that assignment.

     

    Tardy Policy:

    Please be on time to class.   It is Fitch High School’s policy that 3unexcused tardiest per class equals 1 absence.  The first time you are tardy to class you will receive a warning.   The second time you are tardy, you will receive a 15 minute classroom detention.  The third time you are tardy, you will receive a 30 minute detention and after that you will receive 1 hour detentions for any tardies

     and a phone call home.   Failure to show for classroom detentions will result in referral to the principal.

     

    Mid-Term Exam:

    There will be a two-hour common Integrated Science mid-term exam   that includes the material given upto that point in time.   A review session and review guide will occur/issued  prior to the mid-term exam.

     

     

     

    Final Exam:

    There will be a two-hour common Integrated Science final exam at the conclusion of the course.   It will emphasize the information covered during the second semester.  A review session and review guide will occur prior to the final exam.

     

    Internet &Computer Policy:

    The Internet is only to be used for class work.   If you attended Freshmen Academy/ Orientation, you most likely have already been logged into the system.   If you are found in unauthorized areas, you will lose your computer privileges in this class.   All students and parents of students must have signed the permission form in your student handbook for use of the Internet.

     

    Grading for Integrated Science:

    We will be using the 100 point grade system and letter grades are also given for comparison.

     


    100 Point Scale Grade

     

    Letter Grade

    97-100

     

    A+

    93-96

     

    A

    90-92

     

    A-

    87-89

     

    B+

    83-86

     

    B

    80-82

     

    B-

    77-79

     

    C+

    73-76

     

    C

    70-72

     

    C-

    67-69

     

    D+

    63-66

     

    D

    60-62

     

    D-

    53-59

     

    F

    46-52

     

    F

    39-45

     

    F

    32-38

     

    F

    25-31

     

    F

    18-24

     

    F

    11-17

     

    F

    4-10

     

    F

    1-3

     

    F

    0                                                                                                                       F

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grading for Honors Biology:

    We will be usingthe 5 Point Scale Grade (middle column) shown below.  The corresponding 100 point grade and lettergrade are also given for comparison.

     

    CONVERSIONCHART (100 point to 5 Point):

    100 Point Scale Grade

    5 Point Scale Grade

    Letter Grade

    97-100

    4.7-5.0

    A+

    93-96

    4.3-4.6

    A

    90-92

    4.0-4.2

    A-

    87-89

    3.7-3.9

    B+

    83-86

    3.3-3.6

    B

    80-82

    3.0-3.2

    B-

    77-79

    2.7-2.9

    C+

    73-76

    2.3-2.6

    C

    70-72

    2.0-2.2

    C-

    67-69

    1.7-1.9

    D+

    63-66

    1.3-1.6

    D

    60-62

    1.0-1.2

    D-

    53-59

    .9

    F

    46-52

    .8

    F

    39-45

    .7

    F

    32-38

    .6

    F

    25-31

    .5

    F

    18-24

    .4

    F

    11-17

    .3

    F

    4-10

    .2

    F

    1-3

    .1

    F

    0                                             0                                          F

     

     

     

     

     

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