Environmental Science Syllabus

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Grant High
School
Environmental Science
Syllabus
Mrs. Lori Lev Room 185
(847) 973-3748
[email protected]
CONTACT INFORMATION: I am generally available before or after school in room 185. If you
have more than a quick question, it is advised that you make an appointment with me to ensure
availability. Please come with your materials, attempted work, and specific questions.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an overview of the structure and function of biological, hydrological and
atmospheric systems. Topics of study include soil and water analysis, biodiversity, pollution,
renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as the dynamic between the ocean and
atmosphere. Human impact on these systems will be analyzed.
REQUIRED MATERIALS
The following materials are required for this course:
 (1) 2-3” 3-Ring Binder for Unit Notes
 There is no text for Course, so students are required to keep the all unit handouts as a text
 Student Planner
LEARNER OUTCOMES
 Students will be able to identify and explain the structure and function of biological,
hydrological, and atmospheric systems, including energy flow and the structure and dynamics
of populations and communities.
 Students will be able to describe the processes that affect natural environments, examine the
impact of human activities on ecosystems, and discuss current environmental issues.
 Students will conduct and gather data regarding soil and water analysis, biodiversity, pollution,
renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as the dynamics between the ocean and
atmosphere.
 Students will complete labs which will introduce basic quantitative techniques for collecting and
analyzing data from environmental systems.
GRADE CATEGORIES
50% Assessments (Tests, Quizzes, Project, Reports)
30% Laboratory (Laboratory Activities)
20% Classwork (In-Class Work, Homework)
80% Semester Points + 20% Final Exam = Semester Final Grade (100%)
GRADING SCALE
100% – 90%
89%-80%
79%-70%
69%-60%
59%-0
A
B
C
D
F
REQUEST FOR ABSENT WORK
If you are absent from class, you must contact your teacher via the e-mail address at the top of the
syllabus to obtain the materials and assignments during your absence.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
All students deserve a healthy learning environment and evaluations that are based on their
honest independent efforts. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental
to good scholarship and learning. You are encouraged to form study groups and to problem solve
together. The normal expectation is that the work on quizzes and exams is your own and that
homework and lab reports, while discussed with other students, is of your own creation.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Please refer to your student handbook.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR
In addition to all Grant High School rules outlined in the Student Handbook, students are expected
to:
G – Get to class on time and prepared.
R – Respect yourself and others.
A – Actively participate.
N – Never give less than your best.
T – Take responsibility.
OTHER
Further specific course information is available on the Addendum for this class.
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