Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great summer. I’m looking forward to working with my students (new and old), parents and the community. Students & parents – please take time to look around this website. It will (hopefully) be used to your advantage this school year. I will post assignments, review materials, powerpoints, handouts, videos and useful resources throughout the year.
All vocabulary and textbook assignments will be posted on this website, often far in advance. These are routine weekly assignments!
First week materials- these will be passed out in class but just in case you need a copy
Syllabus – students & parents must read and sign last page. The signature page counts as a homework assignment. Download –> BIOLOGY SYLLABUS 2015-2016
Lab & Animal Safety sheet – this also must be signed by students & parents. Homework assignment. Download –> lab and animal safety sheet
Student Information Sheet. Download –> Student Information Sheet
Day one powerpoint:
Biology Course Description:
Biology is the study of life! We will begin the semester at the smallest molecular level by investigating biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. Then we start to put these building blocks together to form tissues and organs through the study of anatomy and physiology. Finally we take a look at populations of organisms and how they interact with their environment by examining the principles of ecology. Unifying these diverse topics of study is the fascinating concept of evolution – how organisms change over time!
Goal of Course: A solid understanding of biology allows you to make scientifically informed decisions related to your health and to the health of the planet. In addition, the course will prepare you to take the Biology MCAS in June (passing score required for graduation).
The Honors sections of Biology will challenge highly motivated students with numerous enrichment projects. Students will design and execute independent research, conduct article critiques, and complete additional assignments. In addition, the content of the course is enriched through in depth discussion and exploration of major biological and agricultural concepts. Critical thinking, collaboration and creativity are emphasized throughout the course.
The Science of Biology
- Cell Biology
- Cell Processes
Materials Needed – Required – please have within one week
- 1 ½ – 2 inch 3-ring binder (for Biology only) You will fill it!
- Lined paper
- Pens & pencils
School calendar can be viewed here: school calendar
or downloaded here: 2015-16_calendar