Course titleAdvanced Biology
We are about to embark on a fascinating journey into the workings of
the human body and the important; and often under-appreciated; world of plants. We will begin the
year by exploring the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as its evolution and the link
to health and disease. During the second half of the year we will delve into the science of plantstheir
physiology; structure and systematics; the development of agriculture and ethnobotany.
Through our explorations; you will add to your body of scientific knowledge with factual
information about our topics and you will further hone your scientific skills through analysis and
critical thinking exercises. You will be challenged to question; explore; and interpret concepts as
they arise and in so doing; develop a deeper appreciation for our world.
‚Ä¢ To develop the ability to think critically and logically
‚Ä¢ To develop a sense of creativity and wonder that is inherent in the development of science
‚Ä¢ and scientific thought
‚Ä¢ To appreciate the content; complexity; and interdependence of the course material
‚Ä¢ To develop strong scientific written and verbal communication skills
‚Ä¢ Arrive to class on time with ALL materials you will need for class
‚Ä¢ Be respectful and professional in your interactions
‚Ä¢ Actively participate
‚Ä¢ Stay organized and NEAT with your course materials
‚Ä¢ Have a GREAT ATTITUDE!!
‚Ä¢ 3 ring-binder WITH dividers for class notes; homework; handouts;quizzes/tests
‚Ä¢ Loose-leaf paper for the binder
‚Ä¢ Lab notebook (This can be the composition style notebooks)
‚Ä¢ #2 pencils
‚Ä¢ Colored pencils
‚Ä¢ Hole punch insert for binder
‚Ä¢ 3‚Äù x 5‚Äù index cards for vocabulary
‚Ä¢ Tests and Quizzes- 40%
‚Ä¢ Labs and projects- 30%
‚Ä¢ Participation- 20%
‚Ä¢ Homework- 10%
EXPLANATION OF GRADING
Quizzes- Everyday is a quiz day. They can be announced AND unannounced. Always be
Tests- These will be given after each major unit. I give a weeks notice in order for you to
Labs and Projects- These provide hands-on experience with scientific processes; writing;
research and the assimilation of ideas.
Participation- Your attentiveness; enthusiasm and effort speak volumes. Displaying a sense
of wonder and a desire to learn will benefit you and your classmates.
Homework- is assigned as needed. It will be checked. Late work is accepted for half-credit.
Late Work- If you are absent when work is assigned; you will be allowed to make up the
work for full credit as long as it is completed within a 2 days of your return.
However; it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make
arrangements with me to make up the work. If you have a scheduled absence;
please make an effort to get work ahead of time.
School countryUnited States
High schoolTempe Preparatory Academy
School / district Address1251 E Southern Ave
School zip code85282-5605
Requested competency codeLab Science
Approved competency code
- Advanced science