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Syllabus Integrated Science One

Mrs. Neugaard Integrated Science I 
HACC Academy
Syllabus 2009/2010
 
Room: 191
Telephone: (754) 321-7050
Email: sara.neugaard@browardschools.com
Website: neugaardscience.educatorpages.com
Planning Period: 2nd Period (9:10-10:40 am)

I. REQUESTED SUPPLIES FOR SCIENCE CLASS
Quantity /Description
1     3 Ring-  3 inch Binder
1      Divider Tabs (pack of five)
2     Blue or Black pens
1     Loose leaf paper (college ruled preferred)
1     1 Subject spiral notebook (70 – 100 pages)
1     Ream of multipurpose paper (1 pack of 500 sheets)
50    Sheets of gridded paper
*Various supplies for science projects will be requested throughout the year.
 
II. GRADING POLICY:
The following formula will be used to determine final grades for this class:

Classwork (Lessons)    20%
Notebook/Homework  15%
Quizzes/Tests              20%
Projects/Lab               20%
Midterm & Final Exam      25% of the Overall Final Grade For Each Semester

 
III. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students in Integrated Science I (High School Grade Credit)

Students in Integrated Science I will examine the different elements of science as it relates to their world.  Students will experience each area of science through explanation, exploration, experimentation, and discussion. Students will understand the diversity  and complexity of real world issues and will be able to identify the impact of global issues on their lives.
Topics covered in this course include:

Biology
Chemistry
Earth and Space
Physics

IV. GOAL:
Students will learn about biology, chemistry, earth and space, and physics through an interactive and hands on experiences.

V. OBJECTIVES:
Students will:
• Understand, identify and discuss science as it applies to their world.
• Collect, organize and analyze data.
• Utilize the scientific method to approach a problem.
• Become a more aware global citizen.
• Participate in group discussion, projects, and activities to encourage teamwork,
   good citizenship, and critical thinking skills.
• Apply critical thinking skills to interpret and understand real world issues
• Understand how science is interconnected and relates to real world issues..
 
VI. COURSE OUTLINE:

First Semester:
Topic 1:    Introduction to Science in Our World
Topic 2:    Science of Psychology (Scientific Method)
Topic 3:    Environmental Science (Local Regional and Global Environmental                 Processes)

Midterm Exam is worth 25% of the final grade (Upon successful completion with a grade of C (70%) or higher on all assignments students can earn ½ HS credit in Integrated Science I)

SECOND SEMESTER:
Topic 4:    Biology (Anatomy, Physiology and Cellular)
Topic 5:    Genetics (Heredity, Evolution and Natural Selection)
Topic 6:    Technology (Forensics, Mechanical and Electrical)

Final Exam is worth 25% of the final grade (Upon successful completion with a grade of C (70%) or higher on all assignments Students can earn an additional ½ HS
credit….At this point the student could have earned 1 full credit in Integrated Science I)
 
VII. Textbook
Holt Science and Technology:  Florida Level Blue
Textbook accessible online at:

http://beep.browardschools.com/ssoPortal/index.html
 
 
 
VIII. CLASS EXPECTATIONS
In order for all of students to be successful and meet the high expectations set before them, all students must:

1. Be seated and prepared for class when the tardy bell rings to avoid being tardy. A
student is considered tardy if he or she is not seated and working on the warm-up
activity by the sound of the tardy bell. 
2. No food or drinks allowed in class, including gum and candy.
3. The teacher will direct all talking and all movement in the classroom.  Students
must ask permission to be out of their seats.  If students have trash it must be held at his or her desk and disposed of as he or she exits the classroom.
4. Students must take an active part in the lesson.  Student success depends on student participation! (Students should take responsibility for their own learning.)
5. Show respect to others at all times.
6. No profanity.
7.  Practice lab safety rules and procedures at all times.

Mrs. Neugaard
Integrated Science I
HACC Academy
Syllabus 2009/2010
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