Environmental Syllabus

    Environmental Science SyllabusFirst Semester

Ms. Hammonds

Room 507

Email: lhammonds@clayton.k12.ga.us; aamu222@yahoo.com

Contact #Website: www.hammonds.inspiringteachers.com                   

TEXTBOOK: Global Science: Energy, resources, environment                 

WORKBOOK:    Holt Environmental

This course was designed with a hand on approach, to help the students to consider such diverse issues related to the environment as mechanisms of ecosystems, food production, natural resources, air and water quality, waste disposal and management, and other topics. Social, political, and economic aspects of man's interaction with the natural environment are discussed.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:Textbooks will not be issued to the students. We will maintain a class set so that we are always prepared when we need books. This course will require students to maintain a notebook and they must bring it to class everyday. This will be a grade and checked daily.  The items listed below will be needed to succeed in this course.
  • 3 ring- binder
  • Paper
  • Pen and pencils
  • Divider tabs for each area; notes, homework, journals and warm-ups, labs, and quizzes. I do not give back test but the students will know their grades.
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer ( for class use)- given as extra credit
  • Ruler
  • There will be a list of items posted for the semester that the students can bring randomly for extra credit. The amount of credit and the items will be provided in class

  HOMEWORK POLICY   All work is due for full credit on the due date. I have a progressive grading policy for homework. This allows the student to receive a possible 75 if the assignment is 1 day late, a 50 if two days late, and on the third day a 25. After the third day a grade of Zero is given and will stand. ABSENCES/TARDIES TO CLASS   If for any reason you are not in class, it is  your responsibility to find out what assigns were missed and turn them in 3 day after you return. The progressive grading is a little different with absences. You have 3 days to receive full credit. On the fourth day the highest grade is a 75 on the 5th day the highest grade is a 50. After that a grade of a zero will be given. When you return to class, sign the make up book which will be locate in class, and write down your assignments. I am keep accurate attendance so it will be your responsibility to turn the assignment in on time. If special conditions are present, speak with me to make arrangements. The time allotted is 1 week. If the book is not returned in that week parents will be contacted to inform them that they may need to pay for the textbook. If you have a book out you can not check out another and I expect you to bring that book to class unless arrangements have been made with me in advance. 

  GRADING POLICY 

Homework            10%      Tests /Quzzies                         25%         Final                                    15%    Labs                                       10%      Participation 10%

Class work                             25%                                                Total Grade 100% 

*Some projects will count as test grades. You will be informed as to what those assignments are. Tutoring will be Wednesdays after School from 3:15 to 4:15 and Thursday s 7:40-8:05. If additional help is needed, speak with me to make arrangements for more time. Sincerely, Ms. HammondsEnvironmental / Biology Teacher