Honors Biology 2 consists of two parts by VII9jovw

VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 2

									                            HONORS BIOLOGY 2
                                       Bethlehem Catholic High School
                                            Mrs. Reightler - Room 125
                                   EMAIL: creightler@bethlehemcatholichs.org
Course Description
         Honors Biology 2 consists of two parts: Biochemistry and Anatomy & Physiology. Biochemistry
emphasizes concepts in cell physiology like: cellular respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, DNA
replication, mitosis & meiosis, etc. The second part of this course will emphasize concepts in Anatomy &
Physiology related to the Human Body. Understanding the relationship between structure and function of
organ systems, will be examined. This course is recommended for those pursuing a career in the health science
field at the college level. It is designed for the above average student majoring in Biology or some science
related degree at the college level. It is a fast-paced course emphasizing the biochemistry of cell physiology and
anatomy & physiology of all types of organisms including bacteria, plants, and animals. Twelve AP Biology
Labs will be investigated throughout course along with dissection techniques.
OBJECTIVES:
               To develop critical thinking through the exploration of Biology pertaining to the Human Body
               To master the structure and function of the compound microscope
               To appreciate the cell and it’s processes
               To appreciate the interrelationship between structure and function
               To appreciate how the body systems work synergistically together
               To understand the process of homeostasis
               To develop strong, independent laboratory skills and techniques
               To investigate Bioethics of current issues in Biology
               To prepare the student for a higher level of post secondary education in biology

MATERIALS FOR CLASS:                 THAT MEANS BRING TO CLASS REGULARLY!!!!
      Three ringed binder w/ paper (keeps everything including notes and lots of handouts in chronological order)
      Pencil/pen
      Highlighter (s)
      Colored pencils (optional)
      BOOK:                             BIOLOGY: Concepts & Connections,
                                         Campbell and Reece, 2006, 5th Ed.
    GRADING:
       Grading is based on a point system NOT percent grade. Every assessment is given a total
         number of points - the harder, more demanding the assessment, the more points assessed -
         and you earn your number of points. You divide your earned points by your total points,
         multiply by 100 and you calculated your percent grade.
       ALL students should check their graded work for any errors or mistakes made by Mrs. Reightler
         within a week of the returned assessment; otherwise, no corrections can be made to grade!!!
         In other words, don’t try to correct a test/quiz grade in the second quarter when we are
         working in the third quarter.
       Assessment points are based on critical thinking homework, quizzes, tests, projects, and lab
         reports.
       All work is handed back for any corrections (will not be handed back until everyone has taken
         the assessment – you may review your assessment anytime afterschool or during homeroom)
        and kept in notebook except major tests. Tests are handed-back for correction and put in a
        classroom folder- they never leave classroom but you may review them any time before or
        after school (or study hall).
     NO Final Quarter Grades are given out until report cards are received. Therefore, please keep
        track of your own grade AND check MMS. If there is a question concerning your grade or
        something marked wrong on an assessment, PLEASE see Mrs. Reightler afterschool or during
        homeroom (within a week of that assessment). REMEMBER, MRS. REIGHTLER IS HUMAN TOO
        – I CAN MAKE A MISTAKE and MARK SOMETHING INCORRECT!!!!!
     PLEASE KEEP TRACK of all your assessments, corrected or uncorrected, Mrs. Reightler WILL NOT
        BE RESPONSIBLE for any “lost” work. This is where your organization abilities come in handy
        for your notebook.
BONUS OPPORTUNITIES: A bonus point can be earned on a weekly basis to help offset that poorly
prepared assessment. You can earn one point per week up to the number of weeks in a Quarter
(usually 10 wk = 10 pts). Must find a science article relating to Biology (or Anatomy & Physiology) from
internet, journal or newspaper (no longer than three months in date) and summarize it - submit both
the article WITH THE DATE and summary (may be typed or hand written).

HOMEWORK: Written homework is given two – three times per week BUT DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF
INFORMATION COVERED IN this class, REVIEWING YOUR NOTES ON A ROUTINE BASIS IS VITAL to
comprehension. Any LATE (anything NOT handed-in at time of collection except if you are absent
from school) homework is counted as half-credit (ex. 5/10 = 50%). Late homework is accepted up to
1 week or seven (7) days prior to the End of Quarter. NEVER hand-in any assessments to Mrs.
Reightler, put them in the correct classroom bin!!

WEBSITE: Website is (usually) updated regularly updated, but if not, just email me!! Check it out for
review worksheets, additional practice work & diagrams for colored print!!! Test & Quizzes are
announced at least a week in advance – NO EXCUSES if you are absent!!!

ABSENCES: This is a higher level course, therefore, if a student is absent, it is her/his responsibility to
come to me or a responsible classmate to obtain any missed notes, homework, or handouts. This
includes missing class for any extracurricular activities – you are still responsible for the work on next
day. If a student is absent on a scheduled lab day, the lab can only be made up on Wednesdays after
school. If a student is absent on a schedule Test/Quiz day, All make up tests/quizzes should be taken
the day you come back to school with arrangements made for pick up. If that day is unavailable, it
MUST BE made up after school WITHIN FIVE (5) SCHOOL DAYS OR A ZERO WILL BE GIVEN. NO
TEST/QUIZ will be distributed until everyone has taken it. However, you may go over it any time after
school with teacher. If you are absent the day before a Test/Quiz, you are still responsible for taking
that assessment since these are announced several days in advance. NO ONE will make up Quizzes
and/or Tests during class time – ONLY after school or during study halls.RULES OF THE CLASSROOM:
        RESPECTFUL!!!! Anything less than this will NOT BE TOLERATED! SEE HANDBOOK on BECA ‘s
Website for specifics!!

WORDS OF WISDOM                  “Mens sana in corpore sano”

                                                                 ~Latin pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Thales

								
To top