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  • Life Science Syllabus

    Instructor: Mrs. Papalski



    • Course: Life Science


        • 2018-2019
        • Graduation requirement 6 Credits
        • Course length is a full year


    • Teacher’s information


        • mpapalski@manvillesd.org
        • Phone: 908-231-8500 ex: 7114
        • Website at Manville School District
        • Availability: Upon student request


    • Course Description High School Life Science:


    Students in high school develop understanding of key concepts that help them make sense of life science. The ideas are building upon students’ science understanding of disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts from earlier grades. There are five life science topics in high school:  The performance expectations for high school life science blend core ideas with scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts to support students in developing useable knowledge that can be applied across the science disciplines. While the performance expectations in high school life science couple particular practices with specific disciplinary core ideas, instructional decisions should include use of many practices underlying the performance expectations. The performance expectations are based on the grade-band endpoints described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012).

    • Units of Study:
      1) Structure and Function

    2) Inheritance and Variation of Traits

    3) Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

    4) Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

    5) Natural Selection and Evolution

    • Grading Policy: Tests 20%

    Quizzes 20%

    Projects 20%

    Homework 10%

    Class Participation 30%

    • Evaluation: tests, quizzes, labs, projects, papers, CLASS PARTICIPATION/WORK
        • Students may re-take any test/quiz/assignment that falls below a 79%


    • “Non- active students will not be offered opportunities for retakes to improve their grades; these options will be only available to students who complete their work on a timely basis."



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      • Acceptable Use Policy:  Please refer to Board Policy 2363: Pupil use of Privately- Owned Technology.
        • Privately owned technology such as cell phones, tablets and laptops may only be used as part of the lesson plan with administrator or teacher approval.

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