Grading Policy:

  • Labs/Activities        15%

  • Homework               10%

  • Test/Quiz                 35%

  • Projects                   20%

  • Portfolio                   10%

  • Science Journal       10% 

Total         100%


Homework - Homework will be written on the board each class.  Students are responsible to hand in homework at the beginning of science class.  Missing homework will affect student grades.  (10%)


Tests/Exam- All quizzes and tests will be announced in advance. A final exam will also be taken by all students. (35%)


Science Journal - Students are required to keep an organized and neat notebook.  Two notebooks will be utilized in science class.  One will be used for labs and kept in class until the end of the year.  The other will be used for class notes, textbook work, studying and writing down homework and other assignments.  Notebooks will be checked weekly.  (10%)


Labs/Activities - Participation - Class attendance is required and students are encouraged to contribute to class discussion. Participation is the key to a lively class. 15% of the course grade will depend upon contributions to our class sessions. Class participation provides the opportunity to practice speaking and persuasive skills, as well as the ability to listen. Comments that are vague, repetitive, unrelated to the current topic, disrespectful of others, or without sufficient foundation will be evaluated negatively. (15%)


Attendance - Students are expected to be on time for class. Class attendance is required in order for students to contribute to their assigned team and to the class. If a student arrives late, they are expected to come with a note and to enter the room quietly without disrupting the flow of class.



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