AHS Environmental Science Course Syllabus
Full year course offered 7th period
Course prerequisites and/or grade level or other restrictions
Successfully completed Earth Science and Biology
Teacher contact information
Bonnie White Prep 6th period
Phone: 726-3216 ext. 2319 E-mail: email@example.com
Course description/student learning objectives
AHS environmental science is a curriculum that is designed to introduce students to major ecological concepts and the environmental problems that affect the world in which we live. This program provides one way in which students can become aware of the interactions of people and their environment.
Course content/student learning objectives - Next Generation Science Standards
Unit 1 Principles for Understanding Our Environment – ESS2B-D, PS3B, LS1-C, LS2, LS4, ETS1
Understanding our EnvironmentPrinciples of Science and Systems
Cool School Challenge
Matter, Energy, Life
Evolution, Biological Communities, Species Interactions
Unit 2 People in the Environment – ESS3C
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Food and Hunger
Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices
Unit 3 Managing Living Systems – LS2, LS4
Biodiversity: Preserving Species
Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes
Unit 4 Physical Resources and Environmental Systems –ESS2C-D, ESS3
Air, Weather, Climate
Water Use and Management
Unit 5 Issues and Policy – ESS3C-D, ETS1
Global Climate Change
Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning
What can we do to make a difference?
All students should have pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, a 3 ring binder, text book, calculator, and chrome book.Grading policy/assignment policies
The grading scale is posted in the student handbook. A student will pass with a grade of at least a D-.A+ 100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 F 59 & belowA 94-96 B 84-86 C 74-76 D 64-66A- 90-93 B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 60-63The grades will be calculated by the following percentages: Projects 50%, Tests 20%, Homework 20%, and Daily Participation 10%.
Late Work Policy
The policy regarding late work is as follows: all late work will be recorded as half credit. Late work during the week will be accepted no later than the following Monday. After that the work will be counted as a zero.
According to the Arlee High School student handbook, if work is assigned on a day when a student is absent (excused), the student will have that day plus a day to make up the work without penalty. If the assignment is given before the student is absent, the work is due on its normal due date as long as the student is present that day. Students do not receive extra days to turn in work they knew about prior to an absence.
Student Expectations Professionalism and Conduct
Students are expected to behave responsibly, respectfully, safely and to take their learning seriously. Personal digital devices are allowed in the classroom as learning tools. Should they become a distraction (watching videos, playing games, texting, listening to music instead of classmates or the teacher) the student will be asked to turn the device off. Further requests may result in major referrals, following the high school handbook guidelines.Students will have 4 hall passes each semester to be used at their discretion. If they have unused hall passes at the end of the semester they may turn those in for 5 extra credit points each.