"Student Information Sheet SNC1D"
Grade 9 Academic Science Student Information Sheet St. Mary’s High School 2008-2009 Science Safety It is your responsibility to behave accordingly in a science classroom to protect yourself and others. When in doubt, ask your teacher. Students must agree to abide by these safety rules below and the more detailed information in the textbook. Failure to follow these rules may result in lab privileges being revoked, which may affect the student’s progress in the course. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 80% on a Science Safety Test in order to participate in laboratory activities. 1. Know where safety equipment is located (first aid kit, fire extinguisher, eyewash station, fire blanket, exits). 2. Wear appropriate eye protection at all times as instructed. Goggles must be worn over eye glasses for proper protection. 3. Contact lenses are not allowed so have eye glasses ready instead (at the teacher’s discretion). 4. Students must organize and maintain their work area. Standing is required for experimental work. In the event of problems, a student must be able to move out of the way to avoid injury. 5. Students should stay at their designated area whenever possible. Procedures that minimize the movement of students such as moving yourself and not the stock chemicals will be outlined by the teacher. 6. Inform the teacher of any unsafe conditions in the lab. All injuries must be reported to the teacher immediately. 7. Maintain quiet behaviour during labs. Use equipment as directed by the teachers. 8. Never eat or drink in the lab. 9. Long hair must be tied back during experiments. 10. Open-toe shoes, loose clothing and dangling jewellery are not to be worn during labs. 11. Be careful with glassware as it is easily broken. 12. Students must pay replacement costs for all equipment broken as a result of negligence. 13. Never leave any source of flame or heat unattended. One partner must stay with the experiment. 14. Never pick up heated objects without first checking the temperature by placing your hand near but not on the item. 15. Spills or burns that occur on a student’s body should be flushed immediately with cold water. Spills that occur on property (not people) should be cleaned with an appropriate spill kit when the teacher has been notified. 16. All equipment must be cleaned and returned. Your work area must also be cleaned and your hands may need to be washed as per teacher instructions. 17. All chemicals, broken glassware, and used specimens will be disposed of as directed by the teacher. 18. Safe use of additional equipment and not covered above (such as the microscope) will be covered in detail by the teacher. Science Department Policies Summative tests are a crucial component of the assessment that occurs within this course. Students are informed about upcoming tests well before the date on which they occur. It will be expected that if a student is absent on the day of a test, that the reason for the absence is serious in nature (eg. bereavement, court appearance, school activity, serious illness). If students are aware in advance that they will be absent for a test, they must inform the teacher beforehand. A student who misses a test for a valid reason is required to write the test upon return to school. Homework completion is vital to success in this course. Specific questions and difficulties will be addressed in class, but there will not be time to review all homework. Students are responsible for all material covered in class, homework, lab experiments or other assignments. Please seek extra help (outside of class if necessary) as soon as you recognize the need, not the night before the test. Assignment and test dates will be posted frequently on ClassNet which can be accessed through the board website www.wcdsb.ca. You can access this information at any time throughout the semester. Please feel free to contact me via email, email@example.com, or at the school, 745-6891 ext. 3158, to discuss your son/daughter’s progress. Units to be covered include Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Students will be assessed and evaluated in three categories: Knowledge & Understanding/Communication (45%), Thinking & Inquiry/Communication (35%) and Making Connections/Communication (20%). Term evaluation is worth 70% and final evaluation is worth 30%. Each student is assigned a textbook Nelson Science 9. Textbook replacement cost: $89.45+ GST Text #:___________ A more comprehensive Student Information Sheet is available at: www.wcdsb.ca http://go.to/courseinfo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN) Course Code: SNC1D Subject: GRADE 9 SCIENCE - ACADEMIC We have read and understood this Student Information Sheet. We acknowledge that all summative forms of evaluation will be kept on file by the teacher and that students have access to these files during school hours for study purposes. We also understand that in the event of an absence where a summative is missed, the teacher must be contacted directly by the parent. Student Name: ______________________ Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________ (Please print clearly!) Student Signature: ___________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date: __________ Please indicate below your preferred method(s) of teacher contact during regular business hours (8am – 5pm). Please print all information clearly. Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________ Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Home Phone: _______________________ Home Phone: _______________________ Business Phone: _____________________ Business Phone: _____________________ Cell Phone: _________________________ Cell Phone: _________________________