Course Overview
Earth - Environmental Science:
 
The Earth/Environmental Science curriculum focuses on the function of Earth's systems. Emphasis is placed on matter, energy, plate tectonics, origin and evolution of the earth and solar system, environmental awareness, materials availability, and the cycles that circulate energy and material through the earth system.
 

 

EARTH-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

Mr. Gesing    email: (michael.gesing@bcsemail.org) phone: 670-5000

C209 

 

Course Description:

This class is designed to introduce and explore the following earth and environmental science concepts:

Earth's Natural Resources     Geology      Meteorology      Oceanography       Astronomy

 

More information is available at the following website: 

 

 http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/support-tools/unpacking/science/earth.pdf

 

Expectations:

1. Be prompt, prepared, and polite.

2. Do not have food, gum, or electronic devices out or on during class.

3. Maintain an organized 3-ring notebook comprised of the different assignments.

4. Be responsible for making up missed assignments.

5. Students should abide by the rules and regulations in their student handbooks.

 

 

Assignments:

Class assignments will consist of:

Vocabulary       Worksheets      Tests    Projects     Reading Assignments          

Quizzes            Laboratory Work         Daily Participation         Journals

 

 

Grades:

Grades will be averaged on a 10 point scale:

A=100-90     B=89-80    C=79-70   D=69-60    F=59 and below

 

 

General Information:

Extra Help:  I will be available before and after school to help students with assignments.  I would suggest first making an appointment.  Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. 

 

Absences: Students will be given a reasonable amount of time to make-up missed work from excused absences.  It is your responsibility to inquire about missed assignments.

 
The Biology course focuses on the following concepts: the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, the interdependence of organisms, matter, energy and organization in living systems, and the adaptive responses of organisms.
 

BIOLOGY:

Mr. Gesing    email: (michael.gesing@bcsemail.org) phone: 670-5000

C209 

 

Course Description:

This class is designed to introduce and explore the following biological concepts:

Ecology       Taxonomy      Cell Biology      Genetics     Botany     Human Biology

 

There is a state mandated and written end-of-course exam at the end of the semester.

 

More information is available at the following website:  http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/science/scos/2004/23biology

 

 

Expectations:

1. Be prompt, prepared, and polite.

2. Do not have food, gum, or electronic devices out or on during class.

3. Maintain an organized 3-ring notebook comprised of the different assignments.

4. Be responsible for making up missed assignments.

5. Students should abide by the rules and regulations in their student handbooks.

 

 

Assignments:

Class assignments will consist of:

Vocabulary       Worksheets      Tests    Projects     Reading Assignments          

Quizzes            Laboratory Work         Daily Participation         Journals

 

 

Grades:

Grades will be averaged on a 10 point scale:

A=100-90     B=89-80    C=79-70    D=69-60    F=59 and below

 

 

General Information:

Extra Help:  I will be available before and after school to help students with assignments.  I would suggest first making an appointment.  Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. 

 

Absences: Students will be given a reasonable amount of time to make-up missed work from excused absences.  It is your responsibility to inquire about missed assignments.

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