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2 Course Information A Review of the Ground Rules for Biology II College Prep I Biology Class Mr. Schoorens

3 Welcome to the hardest course youve ever taken

4 Welcome to a course that everyone can excel in, if…

5 …you do the hard work necessary

6 Todays Objectives At lessons end, you should be able to: 1. Understand the course description. 2. Confirm that everyone has an iPad, the ebook, and the required iPad apps. 3. Demonstrate understanding of basic lab safety. 4. List the course units and explain the use of learning objectives. 5. Explain how your progress in learning will be assessed.

7 Todays Objectives At lessons end, you should be able to: 6. Explain the importance of homework. 7. Describe the purpose, use and grading of the Chapter Notes Study Guide and the Cornell Notes System. 8. Comply with class rules governing the use of the iPad. 9. Describe general rules of academics and behavior. 10. Describe a little bit of your teachers background.

8 Biology II CP 1 Course Description The word science is derived from a Latin verb meaning to know. The word science is derived from a Latin verb meaning to know. Biology, Campbell and Reece, Benjamin Cummings, ©2002Biology, Campbell and Reece, Benjamin Cummings, ©2002 Bio from the Greek meaning life -logy meaning the study of. Bio from the Greek meaning life -logy meaning the study of. Biology – the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure and behavior - Websters Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, ©2001

9 Biology II CP 1 Course Description This course provides students with a foundation in the study of biology. Topics will include cell structure, photosynthesis, respiration, protein synthesis, cell division, genetics, reproduction, adaptation, evolution, ecology, and some organismal biology. This course provides students with a foundation in the study of biology. Topics will include cell structure, photosynthesis, respiration, protein synthesis, cell division, genetics, reproduction, adaptation, evolution, ecology, and some organismal biology.

10 Biology II CP 1 Course Description Typically taken in the second year of the Coyle and Cassidy science sequence, the intent is to develop the learning skills of the Biology I Human Biology course from the previous year. Typically taken in the second year of the Coyle and Cassidy science sequence, the intent is to develop the learning skills of the Biology I Human Biology course from the previous year.

11 Biology II CP 1 Course Description In Biology II, classroom and hands-on laboratory activities are used in order to foster higher-level learning. In Biology II, classroom and hands-on laboratory activities are used in order to foster higher-level learning. Students will continue to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, effective communication, and interpersonal skills for future success in higher education and the workplace. Students will continue to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, effective communication, and interpersonal skills for future success in higher education and the workplace.

12 Communication My work telephone number is , ext 636. Please leave a message and I will call back. My work telephone number is , ext 636. Please leave a message and I will call back. My school address is Parents and students may use this address to contact me. My school address is Parents and students may use this address to contact me.

13 Goals

14 Goals Set a high goal Everyone here is a potential student in AP Biology – or any AP course! Everyone here is a potential student in AP Biology – or any AP course! Great course for helping you decide if a career in the life sciences is for youGreat course for helping you decide if a career in the life sciences is for you AP courses taken in high school can be used for college credit AP courses taken in high school can be used for college credit

15 Goals Set a high goal 85% of selective colleges report that AP scores favorably impact admission decisions 85% of selective colleges report that AP scores favorably impact admission decisions Studies confirm that students who had taken even a single AP course are far more likely to finish college in four years. Studies confirm that students who had taken even a single AP course are far more likely to finish college in four years. Savings lots of time and money!Savings lots of time and money!

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17 What do you think your grade will be for Term I? Think about it; right it down if you wish.

18 What do I want your grade to be for Term I? Everyone can earn an A. Absolutely

19 Why not an excellent grade? I need to know Break into small groups Break into small groups Honestly discuss among yourselves for five minutes: Honestly discuss among yourselves for five minutes: What are barriers to getting an excellent grade?What are barriers to getting an excellent grade? What are ways to go over or get around these barriers?What are ways to go over or get around these barriers? Then well hear from the groups Then well hear from the groups

20 Endurance and Excellence "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Sir Winston Churchill ( ) Its not that Im so smart, its just that I stay with problems longer. Its not that Im so smart, its just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein ( )

21 Confidence and Excellence

22 Excellence Lives Here

23 Textbook Everyone must have this ebook Everyone must have this ebook Biology, Miller and Levine, Prentice Hall, ©2012 Biology, Miller and Levine, Prentice Hall, ©2012

24 iPad Apps The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, FirstClassPages, Keynote, Numbers, FirstClass

25 iPad Apps The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: Adobe Reader, Explain EverythingAdobe Reader, Explain Everything

26 iPad Apps The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: The following iPad apps are required for everyone for all courses: Kindle, NearPod, SlideSharkKindle, NearPod, SlideShark

27 iPad Apps iPad apps needed for biology will be introduced at the beginning of each chapter lesson plan. iPad apps needed for biology will be introduced at the beginning of each chapter lesson plan.

28 iPad Apps Except for tests, quizzes, and assignments which require written responses, all assignments will be done on the iPad using Adobe Reader. Except for tests, quizzes, and assignments which require written responses, all assignments will be done on the iPad using Adobe Reader. No hard copies of assignments can be provided. No hard copies of assignments can be provided.

29 Laboratory Safety

30 Purpose Purpose To demonstrate your knowledge of safe laboratory practicesTo demonstrate your knowledge of safe laboratory practices Keep you out of troubleKeep you out of trouble

31 Learning Objectives 1. Describe appropriate and responsible behavior in the laboratory 2. Recite all standard rules of laboratory safety 3. Describe how and when to wear appropriate protective coverings 4. Demonstrate how to maintain a clean lab area

32 Learning Objectives 5. Demonstrate how to dispose of materials properly 6. Locate lab safety equipment and explain proper use 7. Identify when and what safety issues to report to instructor

33 Laboratory Safety According to a July 26, 2002, article in a Milwaukee newspaper, the Associated Press reported there were 150 students in the United States seriously injured in school laboratory accidents in the past four years. According to a July 26, 2002, article in a Milwaukee newspaper, the Associated Press reported there were 150 students in the United States seriously injured in school laboratory accidents in the past four years. To borrow an old military expression, accidents will not happen on my watch. To borrow an old military expression, accidents will not happen on my watch.

34 Laboratory Safety Anyone disregarding the rules of safety, thereby putting themselves and others in jeopardy, will be appropriately disciplined. Anyone disregarding the rules of safety, thereby putting themselves and others in jeopardy, will be appropriately disciplined.

35 Laboratory Safety Review the following Review the following Fire drill procedureFire drill procedure Location and demonstration (as appropriate) ofLocation and demonstration (as appropriate) of Eyewash station Eyewash station Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher First aid kit First aid kit Safety goggles Safety goggles Emergency telephone numbers Emergency telephone numbers Safety shower Safety shower

36 Laboratory Safety Fire drills are imminent, so we must now review laboratory safety rules Fire drills are imminent, so we must now review laboratory safety rules

37 Fire Drill Procedure RM 212 Exit front door to stairway, staying to the left side, out Bradford St. exit and proceed up Hamilton St. toward Hopewell Park Fire Drills

38 The Basics Work together in groups of two or three Work together in groups of two or three Each responsible for your own lab station Each responsible for your own lab station Area is to be cleaned and all equipment returned at the end of each lab period Area is to be cleaned and all equipment returned at the end of each lab period

39 Must be worn at all times. Neglecting this will result in a deduction of points Safety Goggles

40 The lab needs to be run in a safe and responsible manner. No Horseplay

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42 TURN ON FAUCET FULL COLD PULL KNOB OUT LOWER FACE AND EYES INTO WATER STREAM Emergency Eyewash Demonstration

43 Warning Signs in Lab What does this mean?

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57 Distribute Lab Safety Contract Distribute Lab Safety Contract To be signed (student and parent) and returned by next classTo be signed (student and parent) and returned by next class Failure to do so will result in academic penaltiesFailure to do so will result in academic penalties Zero grade for lab safety quiz Zero grade for lab safety quiz Nonparticipation in labs (with zero grade) until the contract is returned Nonparticipation in labs (with zero grade) until the contract is returned Lab Safety contract is posted in the classroom and on Moodle Lab Safety contract is posted in the classroom and on Moodle Laboratory Safety Contract

58 1. Come to lab prepared. Read all provided materials before coming to the lab session. 2. Know the location and use of all safety equipment. Be aware of proper fire drill procedures. If there happens to be a fire drill during a lab period, extinguish all flames, close any open containers, and turn off the hood and any electrical equipment in use. Laboratory Safety Contract

59 3. No horseplay will be tolerated and will result in a deduction in the lab grade. Behavior appropriate for work in a laboratory setting is required and expected. 4. Long hair should be tied back. Long sleeves should be rolled up. Any loose or dangling jewelry should be removed. Laboratory Safety Contract

60 5. Safety glasses are to be worn any time chemicals, heat or glassware are used. When forewarned by the instructor, contact lenses should not be worn as chemicals may infuse under the lens and cause serious eye damage. A lab apron, gloves and/or fume hood may be required for some experiments or procedures. Laboratory Safety Contract

61 6. Perform only those lab activities assigned. Follow all instructions carefully. 7. NEVER taste chemicals. NEVER touch chemicals with your hands. 8. NEVER leave an experiment unattended. At least one person in each group must monitor the experiment at all times. Laboratory Safety Contract

62 9. Bring only lab manuals and notebooks to your workstation. Leave all other items at your desk. 10. Follow all prescribed procedures for handling all lab apparatus and as demonstrated by the instructor. 11. Dispose of all chemical waste properly as instructed. Laboratory Safety Contract

63 12. Report all broken glassware and equipment. Do not dispose on your own. 13. Report any accidents or injury immediately no matter how minor it may seem. 14. Keep work area neat. Always clean and dry apparatus and bench top at completion of each lab session. Laboratory Safety Contract

64 15. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION when using a Bunsen burner or electric heater. Keep your head and clothing away from the flame or heater surface at all times. Light only with a flint sparker as provided. Shut off when not needed. 16. Wash hands with soap and water at the conclusion of every lab period. Laboratory Safety Contract

65 Dont be stupid! Laboratory Safety Contract

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67 Lab Safety Quiz at opening of next class Lab Safety Quiz at opening of next class Review these notesReview these notes Complete Lab Safety ContractComplete Lab Safety Contract Laboratory Safety Quiz

68 Summation Have we accomplished the learning objectives for this topic? Have we accomplished the learning objectives for this topic?

69 Summation 1. Describe appropriate and responsible behavior in the laboratory 2. Recite all standard rules of laboratory safety 3. Describe how and when to wear appropriate protective coverings 4. Demonstrate how to maintain a clean lab area

70 Summation 5. Demonstrate how to dispose of materials properly 6. Locate lab safety equipment and explain proper use 7. Identify when and what safety issues to report to instructor

71 Assessment Classwork Classwork Did not blow up labDid not blow up lab Did not harm fellow student or teacherDid not harm fellow student or teacher Quiz (Lab Safety) Quiz (Lab Safety)

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73 Course Content and Learning Objectives Refer to the Syllabus for a complete list of the units and their chapters. Refer to the Syllabus for a complete list of the units and their chapters. Learning objectives tell you what you should be able to do. Learning objectives tell you what you should be able to do. Examples from Chapter 1 Examples from Chapter 1 Distinguish between the colloquial and scientific meanings of the terms theory and lawDistinguish between the colloquial and scientific meanings of the terms theory and law Explain the terms falsifiable and reproducibilityExplain the terms falsifiable and reproducibility

74 Course Content and Learning Objectives As each lesson starts, you will be reminded of the chapters learning objectives. As each lesson starts, you will be reminded of the chapters learning objectives. You can use these to check if you are prepared for the chapter test. You can use these to check if you are prepared for the chapter test. Try turning each of them into an essay question. Then write out an answer and then check it against the textbook. Youll find this is a great way to prepare. Try turning each of them into an essay question. Then write out an answer and then check it against the textbook. Youll find this is a great way to prepare.

75 Term Rubric Chapter tests worth 100 points. Chapter tests worth 100 points. Chapter Notes worth 25 points. Chapter Notes worth 25 points. Cornell Notes worth 25 points. Cornell Notes worth 25 points. Research Papers or PowerPoint projects, if assigned, worth 100 or more points. Research Papers or PowerPoint projects, if assigned, worth 100 or more points. Lab Reports worth points. Lab Reports worth points. Quizzes worth 25 – 50 points. Quizzes worth 25 – 50 points. Special assignments worth 20 – 30 points. Special assignments worth 20 – 30 points. Homework worth 10 points each assignment. Homework worth 10 points each assignment.

76 Chapter Notes Study Guide A form of guided notes. This style of note-taking requires you locate relevant information in a text by completing fill-in-the-blanks and short answer questions and create outlines or summaries of the reading. Guided notes help you with knowledge recall and basic comprehension of the chapter.

77 Chapter Notes Study Guide Chapter Notes are custom designed for each chapter. Chapter Notes are custom designed for each chapter. Use them during class and at home. Use them during class and at home. Keep them up to date. Keep them up to date.

78 Chapter Notes Study Guide Due for grading – 25 points each – on the day of each chapter test. Due for grading – 25 points each – on the day of each chapter test. Download from FirstClass. Download from FirstClass. Complete by hand or through Adobe Reader. Complete by hand or through Adobe Reader. Hand in by printed, hard copy. Hand in by printed, hard copy. Missing this deadline results in a 50% penalty. Missing this deadline results in a 50% penalty.

79 Cornell Notes You are required to take notes during lecture – they will be graded. You are required to take notes during lecture – they will be graded. Note-taking is a critical skill that must be developed if you are to be a successful student, here and in college. Note-taking is a critical skill that must be developed if you are to be a successful student, here and in college. Studies indicate that writing notes is essential in storing knowledge and increasing comprehension. It is also a complex task that few of us are ever trained to do Studies indicate that writing notes is essential in storing knowledge and increasing comprehension. It is also a complex task that few of us are ever trained to do.

80 Cornell Notes Notes taken in this class must follow the Cornell Notes format. Notes taken in this class must follow the Cornell Notes format. Well-known way of taking notes which is, according to a 2008 study, most effective when the students must be able to synthesize, evaluate and apply knowledge.Well-known way of taking notes which is, according to a 2008 study, most effective when the students must be able to synthesize, evaluate and apply knowledge. Proceedings of the 4th Annual GRASP Symposium, Wichita State University, 2008, A Comparison of Two Note Taking Methods in a Secondary English Classroom, Keil Jacobs, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

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82 Within the first week of school, we will review the best techniques and tips for note-taking and the unique features of the Cornell Note taking system. Within the first week of school, we will review the best techniques and tips for note-taking and the unique features of the Cornell Note taking system. This brings us to the question of what is more effective: taking notes by hand or on a digital tablet, such as the iPad? This brings us to the question of what is more effective: taking notes by hand or on a digital tablet, such as the iPad?

83 Cornell Notes The answer is…it depends. The answer is…it depends. There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods and, as far as my personal research I could not find a definitive, unbiased study. There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods and, as far as my personal research I could not find a definitive, unbiased study. What can be found is a long list of opinion articles and blogs, but little independent scholarly, scientific research. What can be found is a long list of opinion articles and blogs, but little independent scholarly, scientific research.

84 Cornell Notes Therefore, the note-taking policy in this class is simple: Therefore, the note-taking policy in this class is simple: Students may use their iPads to take lecture notes, but the notes, whether they are done by hand or on an iPad,Students may use their iPads to take lecture notes, but the notes, whether they are done by hand or on an iPad, must be in the Cornell format or they will not be accepted nor credit awarded.must be in the Cornell format or they will not be accepted nor credit awarded.

85 Cornell Notes Graded according to a detailed rubric available to you on FirstClass. Graded according to a detailed rubric available to you on FirstClass. Worth 25 points and must be handed in at the time of each chapter test. Worth 25 points and must be handed in at the time of each chapter test. Missing this deadline results in a 50% penalty. Missing this deadline results in a 50% penalty. Hand in as printed, hard copy. Hand in as printed, hard copy.

86 Cornell Notes Cornell Notes Template, essentially a blank notes page, has been uploaded to FirstClass under the file folder Study Skills. Cornell Notes Template, essentially a blank notes page, has been uploaded to FirstClass under the file folder Study Skills. To help student using iPads to keep to the Cornell Notes format, Ive created a pdf version of the Cornell template. To help student using iPads to keep to the Cornell Notes format, Ive created a pdf version of the Cornell template. Can be downloaded and notes directly entered using Adobe Reader. How to access and use this template will be explained later on. Can be downloaded and notes directly entered using Adobe Reader. How to access and use this template will be explained later on.

87 Cornell Notes Tips for Taking Notes from Lecture Slides: Lecture slides include: Lecture slides include: summary of content and topics from the ebooksummary of content and topics from the ebook additional material based on research intended to augment and clarify ebook contentadditional material based on research intended to augment and clarify ebook content

88 Cornell Notes Tips for Taking Notes from Lecture Slides: Lecture slides include: Lecture slides include: whenever possible, graphs showing data supporting an argumentwhenever possible, graphs showing data supporting an argument Include those graphs! Include those graphs!

89 Lecture slides have a consistent format. Lecture slides have a consistent format. Understanding slide format will help you learn the material.Understanding slide format will help you learn the material. Cornell Notes

90 Subheading Title Matches ebook Important content typically appears in bullets. –Anything on the slide caught my attention; it should catch yours! Pictures often pasted to slide. Slides often hyperlink to animations and helpful websites. Symbol advising you to take notes Symbol advising slide is For Your Information

91 Anything that appears on a slide – unless labelled FYI – is fair game for a test. Anything that appears on a slide – unless labelled FYI – is fair game for a test. As you take notes, always ask yourself what kind of test question could be made. As you take notes, always ask yourself what kind of test question could be made. Cornell Notes

92 iPad Rules Now that weve looked at iPad use for Cornell Notes, we need to talk about the use of the iPad in this classroom. iPads are a tool of education; not entertainment. Whatever specific rules follow, you must always be ready to learn. Focused. No distractions.

93 iPad Rules Here are the general rules for using an iPad: Turned off when entering classroom; turned on only when announced. Turned off when entering classroom; turned on only when announced. No surfing or checking of any social media site; stay on assigned website or note-taking app. Do not attempt to multitask. No surfing or checking of any social media site; stay on assigned website or note-taking app. Do not attempt to multitask. No playing of games or viewing of entertainment programs will be allowed at any time. No playing of games or viewing of entertainment programs will be allowed at any time.

94 iPad Rules Here are the general rules for using an iPad: Keep the iPads flat on desk or in a 45 degree holder. Keep the iPads flat on desk or in a 45 degree holder. No audio, image or video recording. No audio, image or video recording. iPads will remain closed during the entire period of an exam. iPads will remain closed during the entire period of an exam. iPads will be closed during prayer. iPads will be closed during prayer.

95 Homework Seven important things about homework: Seven important things about homework: 1.Write down the assignment in your agenda or school manual or print out the list from Moodle. 2.Use the textbook. Youll find all the answers by reading the chapter. 3.Memorize the vocabulary found in your homework.

96 Homework 4.Read the directions. 5.Get a dictionary. Do not spell words by how they sound. 6.Do not doodle, color or scribble in the margins. Sloppy papers indicate sloppy effort. 7.Stay organized! Keep your Chapter Notes in order.

97 Homework Deadlines Homework deadlines are absolute. Homework deadlines are absolute. Unless otherwise directed, homework assignments are due by the next class following assignment. Unless otherwise directed, homework assignments are due by the next class following assignment. No credit will be given for late homework unless No credit will be given for late homework unless Accompanied by a written explanation signed by parent or guardian.Accompanied by a written explanation signed by parent or guardian. Reasons, not excusesReasons, not excuses

98 Homework Deadlines Homework assignments will be posted on FirstClass. Homework assignments will be posted on FirstClass. Whenever possible, the worksheet MS Word file or.pdf file will be uploadedWhenever possible, the worksheet MS Word file or.pdf file will be uploaded Students who are legitimately absent on the day homework is assigned are expected to complete the homework by the next class. Students who are legitimately absent on the day homework is assigned are expected to complete the homework by the next class.

99 Due Diligence on Assignments Do not make technology an excuse for not meeting deadlines. Do not make technology an excuse for not meeting deadlines. If a file would not upload to Moodle, bring in a printout, or a digital copy on a disc or a memory stick.If a file would not upload to Moodle, bring in a printout, or a digital copy on a disc or a memory stick. the assignment to me at the assignment to me at If you feel you have a legitimate reason for missing a deadline, bring in a note from home. If you feel you have a legitimate reason for missing a deadline, bring in a note from home.

100 Do your own homework Unless stated otherwise, treat all homework as an individual assignment, not a group effort. Unless stated otherwise, treat all homework as an individual assignment, not a group effort. You will do your own homework. You will not allow others to copy your work. You will do your own homework. You will not allow others to copy your work. In the past, I have found students who copied the homework assignment of others. All were given zero credit for the assignment. In the past, I have found students who copied the homework assignment of others. All were given zero credit for the assignment.

101 Do your own homework Avoid host/parasite relationships! Avoid host/parasite relationships!

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105 Academic Integrity Plagiarism – the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as ones own original work (Webster, 2002). Plagiarism – the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as ones own original work (Webster, 2002). Plagiarism is a fancy word for stealing. As you know, plagiarism and cheating are treated very seriously at Coyle & Cassidy. Plagiarism is a fancy word for stealing. As you know, plagiarism and cheating are treated very seriously at Coyle & Cassidy.

106 Academic Integrity Plagiarism: Do not copy material from a textbook or a classmate and call it your own! Plagiarism: Do not copy material from a textbook or a classmate and call it your own! Allow me to go to the Parents Toolbox to help you understand plagiarism. Allow me to go to the Parents Toolbox to help you understand plagiarism. These rules apply to any and all assignments, no matter how small. These rules apply to any and all assignments, no matter how small.

107 Organization There is a strong correlation between disorganization and poor academic performance. There is a strong correlation between disorganization and poor academic performance. Dont let me see your papers stuffed into your biology textbook – get a binder and get organized! Dont let me see your papers stuffed into your biology textbook – get a binder and get organized!

108 Standards of Work Unacceptable Written Words or Expressions: Do not use slang expressions or text messaging symbols in place of proper English words. For example, do not use U for you, 4 for four, and so on. Every instance will result in a point off. Unacceptable Written Words or Expressions: Do not use slang expressions or text messaging symbols in place of proper English words. For example, do not use U for you, 4 for four, and so on. Every instance will result in a point off. Complete Sentences: Every written answer requires a complete and grammatically correct sentence. Complete Sentences: Every written answer requires a complete and grammatically correct sentence.

109 Standards of Work Neatness Counts: Do not scribble or draw pictures in the margins of your tests, quizzes or homework assignments. If you do this, I may ask you to do the assignment over. Neatness Counts: Do not scribble or draw pictures in the margins of your tests, quizzes or homework assignments. If you do this, I may ask you to do the assignment over.

110 Make-ups and Retakes You have five school days to make up a test or quiz missed due to absence. You have five school days to make up a test or quiz missed due to absence. If you are absent the class before a test or quiz, you will still take the test or quiz. If you are absent the class before a test or quiz, you will still take the test or quiz. There are no retakes of tests. There are no retakes of tests.

111 Participation In my experience, In my experience, Students who ask questions and add to discussionsStudents who ask questions and add to discussions Get better grades! Get better grades! What is good participation? What is good participation?

112 Participation Download and review the course syllabus found on FirstClass conference. Download and review the course syllabus found on FirstClass conference. Locate participation rubric developed by John Craven and Tracy Hogan, as published in the September 2001 issue of Science Scope. Locate participation rubric developed by John Craven and Tracy Hogan, as published in the September 2001 issue of Science Scope. Read it! Read it!

113 Extra Help I will stay late to help anyone with a question or problem with an assignment. I will stay late to help anyone with a question or problem with an assignment. Every weekday after school.Every weekday after school. Even the day I have outside duty.Even the day I have outside duty. Always best to make an appointment, but walk-ins OK.Always best to make an appointment, but walk-ins OK. Please come with a specific question in mind. Please come with a specific question in mind.

114 Extra Credit None. Sadly, extra credit only raises unrealistic expectations that somehow a project will make up for low test scores. Sadly, extra credit only raises unrealistic expectations that somehow a project will make up for low test scores.

115 Coverage/Substitutes From time to time, a substitute will be here in my place. You will treat the substitute with the utmost respect. Penalties for poor behavior will be logical, creative and substantial. From time to time, a substitute will be here in my place. You will treat the substitute with the utmost respect. Penalties for poor behavior will be logical, creative and substantial.

116 FirstClass You have been enrolled in a FirstClass conference for your class. You have been enrolled in a FirstClass conference for your class. Test it to see it works. Test it to see it works. Resources and Assignments will be posted to FirstClass. Resources and Assignments will be posted to FirstClass. You can me through the conference. You can me through the conference.

117 Ground Rules Keep it Clean Keep it Clean No candy or snacks or drinks!No candy or snacks or drinks!

118 Ground Rules Be Prompt Be Prompt Upon entering, take out the homework that is due.Upon entering, take out the homework that is due. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings or when class is scheduled to start.Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings or when class is scheduled to start. Late arriving students will need a pass. No pass, then you may have detention.Late arriving students will need a pass. No pass, then you may have detention. Stay in your seat until you have permission to get up.Stay in your seat until you have permission to get up.

119 Ground Rules Always Ready – Semper paratus! Always Ready – Semper paratus! Bring to class your homework, textbook, Chapter Notes, and a pencil or pen. If you are unprepared, you may receive a detention.Bring to class your homework, textbook, Chapter Notes, and a pencil or pen. If you are unprepared, you may receive a detention. Bring two pencils, not just one. If your stack of papers needs to be stapled, do that at home before you get to class.Bring two pencils, not just one. If your stack of papers needs to be stapled, do that at home before you get to class.

120 Ground Rules Always Organized Always Organized Do not let me see your homework and other papers stuffed inside your textbook. There is a strong correlation between sloppy habits and poor grades.Do not let me see your homework and other papers stuffed inside your textbook. There is a strong correlation between sloppy habits and poor grades.

121 Ground Rules Be Polite Be Polite Treat everyone as you would want to be treated.Treat everyone as you would want to be treated. When Mr. Schoorens or any adult or fellow student speaks, you listen.When Mr. Schoorens or any adult or fellow student speaks, you listen. Raise you hand when you have something to say and wait for permission to speak.Raise you hand when you have something to say and wait for permission to speak.

122 Ground Rules Be Polite Be Polite Disruptive behavior - distracting fellow students, making noises or asking irrelevant questions, sleeping, or even appearing to sleep – may earn detention. And your parents will be called.Disruptive behavior - distracting fellow students, making noises or asking irrelevant questions, sleeping, or even appearing to sleep – may earn detention. And your parents will be called.

123 Ground Rules Be Safe! Be Safe! Especially during a lab exercise, your safety depends on listening to Mr. Schoorens.Especially during a lab exercise, your safety depends on listening to Mr. Schoorens. Be Productive Be Productive Speak up. Ask questions about the lesson. Never miss the chance to learn!Speak up. Ask questions about the lesson. Never miss the chance to learn! Be Honest Be Honest If you do not understand the lesson, say so! Well go over it again.If you do not understand the lesson, say so! Well go over it again.

124 Download and Print at Home Do not print out assignments or resources downloaded from FirstClass on the schools laser printers. Do not print out assignments or resources downloaded from FirstClass on the schools laser printers.

125 First Assignment Test FirstClass conference for your class. Test FirstClass conference for your class. Read Chapter 1. Read Chapter 1. Download and print Chapter Notes for Chapter 1 from FirstClass. Download and print Chapter Notes for Chapter 1 from FirstClass.

126 Overview of the Units Millers Units and Course Units Millers Units and Course Units Same material, just reorganized to match course objectives. Same material, just reorganized to match course objectives. Lets examine the Course Units so youll have an idea where we are headed. Lets examine the Course Units so youll have an idea where we are headed.

127 Unit 1 – The Chemistry of Life Term I/II Chapter 1 The Science of Biology Chapter 2 The Nature of Matter

128 Unit 2 – Anatomy of the Cell Chapter 7 Cell Structure and Function Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Chapter 9 Cellular Respiration

129 Unit 3 – DNA, RNA and Genetics Term III/IV Chapter 10 Cell Growth and Division Chapter 11 Introduction to Genetics Chapter 12 DNA and RNA

130 Unit 3 – DNA, RNA and Genetics Term III/IV Chapter 10 Cell Growth and Division Chapter 11 Introduction to Genetics Chapter 12 DNA and RNA

131 Unit 4 – Evolution Chapter 15 Darwins Theory of Evolution Chapter 16 Evolution of Populations Chapter 17 The History of Life Chapter 18 Classification

132 Unit 5 – Ecology Chapter 3 The Biosphere Chapter 4 Ecosystems and Communities Chapter 5 Populations Chapter 6 Human Impact on the Biosphere

133 Midyear and Final Assessments Comprehensive and cumulative examination of Terms I and II; late January Comprehensive and cumulative examination of Terms III and IV; mid June

134 And now.. Introductions

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145 My Qualifications B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth M.A. Education and Human Development, The George Washington University M.A. Education and Human Development, The George Washington University M.S. Business Administration, Boston University, Brussels, Belgium M.S. Business Administration, Boston University, Brussels, Belgium Initial License from the Massachusetts Department of Education, Biology Initial License from the Massachusetts Department of Education, Biology

146 Why show you all this? Now lets review how to study for biology tests

147 Cornell Note-Taking System Training, Study Tactics for Biology and Test Taking Tips

148 Overview How many of you are experts at taking notes from a teacher presentation? How many of you are experts at taking notes from a teacher presentation? How many of you plan how to study? How many of you plan how to study? How many of you know the best way to read a test question? How many of you know the best way to read a test question? The trick is to take notes effectively!The trick is to take notes effectively! The trick is to study effectively!The trick is to study effectively! The trick is to answer questions effectively!The trick is to answer questions effectively!

149 Cornell Note-Taking System

150 Cornell Note-taking System Direct students to FirstClass file in conference for Cornell Notes Template Direct students to FirstClass file in conference for Cornell Notes Template Distribute handout, How to Take Good Notes Distribute handout, How to Take Good Notes Master copy of both uploaded to FirstClass, Resources and Assignments, Cornell Notes folder Master copy of both uploaded to FirstClass, Resources and Assignments, Cornell Notes folder

151 Cornell Note-taking System Cornell Notes are used during lecture; students use the template to take notes Cornell Notes are used during lecture; students use the template to take notes How can you use Cornell Notes for maximum effectiveness? How can you use Cornell Notes for maximum effectiveness?

152 Cornell Note-taking System Write your name and date at the top. Also enter a page number at the upper right corner to keep multiclass presentations in the correct order.

153 Cornell Note-taking System On the line labeled Subject, write the chapter and section number.

154 Cornell Note-taking System The left-hand column is called the cue column. Write into this column key words or phrases, such as vocabulary terms or topic names. This will help you review your notes later on.

155 Cornell Note-taking System The Notes section, the largest, is where you write notes from the lecture. Also use this space to copy down important diagrams, flowcharts, or concept maps.

156 Cornell Note-taking System Summary/Reflection block at the bottom may be the most important part. Summarize key ideas from the lecture. Dont just write a list of lectures topics. Dont begin with phrases like today we learned..

157 Cornell Note-taking System From the handout, How to Take Good Notes, review: From the handout, How to Take Good Notes, review: Scoring rubricScoring rubric Emphasize standards 5 – 10. Emphasize standards 5 – 10. Why taking notes is essential Before the lecture starts: Getting Prepared Triggers and Inhibitors

158 Cornell Note-taking System From the handout, How to Take Good Notes, review: From the handout, How to Take Good Notes, review: General Techniques and Tips for Taking Notes Sometimes it is not the Student

159 Cornell Note-taking System How to write Cornell Notes during lecture: How to write Cornell Notes during lecture: Beginning in the Notes section:Beginning in the Notes section: Use graphic signals - brackets, stars, arrows, equal signs, etc. Use graphic signals - brackets, stars, arrows, equal signs, etc. Take notes in different colors - highlights important material for later review. Take notes in different colors - highlights important material for later review.

160 Cornell Note-taking System How to write Cornell Notes during lecture: How to write Cornell Notes during lecture: Neatness Neatness Thoroughness of every topic Thoroughness of every topic

161 Cornell Note-taking System In class, at conclusion of lecture topic, students… In class, at conclusion of lecture topic, students… Compare notes with a partner for one minuteCompare notes with a partner for one minute Write reflection in bottom spaceWrite reflection in bottom space Possible open-notes spot quiz at teachers discretion Possible open-notes spot quiz at teachers discretion

162 Cornell Note-taking System Reviewing your Cornell Notes… Reviewing your Cornell Notes… starts putting that information into long- term memory,starts putting that information into long- term memory, and you discover what you know and understand, and what you do not know and do not understand.and you discover what you know and understand, and what you do not know and do not understand.

163 Rereading Cornell Notes How shall you review your Cornell Notes? How shall you review your Cornell Notes? What follows is based on an article by Trent Lorcher.What follows is based on an article by Trent Lorcher.

164 Rereading Cornell Notes Step 1: Review and reread within 24 hours

165 Rereading Cornell Notes Step 2: Edit Notes Go back and look over the notes for things that you do not understand. Go back and look over the notes for things that you do not understand. Request clarification of confusing concepts. Request clarification of confusing concepts. Compare notes with the textbook passages Compare notes with the textbook passages Correct misspelled or illegible words and grammar to help you own the notes. Correct misspelled or illegible words and grammar to help you own the notes.

166 Rereading Cornell Notes Step 3: Fill in additional cue words in the left-hand column Cornell Notes force students to do this automatically. Cornell Notes force students to do this automatically. Traditional note-takers should write key concepts and key words in the left hand margin for quick reviewing. Traditional note-takers should write key concepts and key words in the left hand margin for quick reviewing.

167 Cornell Note-taking System Remember…. Remember…. Cornell Notes will be graded – 25 points!Cornell Notes will be graded – 25 points! Due at the moment of every chapter test!Due at the moment of every chapter test! If turned in late, you lose 50% pointsIf turned in late, you lose 50% points

168 Study Tactics

169 The last page of every set of Chapter Notes has a checklist of study tactics The last page of every set of Chapter Notes has a checklist of study tactics Read them.Read them. Do as many as you can.Do as many as you can. Check them off as they are accomplished.Check them off as they are accomplished. Have your parents sign the list and turn it in with your Chapter Notes.Have your parents sign the list and turn it in with your Chapter Notes.

170 Study Tactics You may benefit from following these common sense steps in preparing for biology tests. Check those steps which you accomplished while studying. You may benefit from following these common sense steps in preparing for biology tests. Check those steps which you accomplished while studying. Read the chapters before the lectures start – reinforcement is better than introduction Read the chapters before the lectures start – reinforcement is better than introduction Read the sections after the lectures – reinforce once more; look for weaknesses Read the sections after the lectures – reinforce once more; look for weaknesses Read all the illustrations and captions – sometimes test questions can come from these Read all the illustrations and captions – sometimes test questions can come from these

171 Study Tactics Read the book carefully and in-depth at least twice – without distractions Read the book carefully and in-depth at least twice – without distractions Complete the Chapter Notes, using the ebook, during or immediately after lectures – be detailed; be thorough Complete the Chapter Notes, using the ebook, during or immediately after lectures – be detailed; be thorough Study what you do not know – what you did not get right the first time Study what you do not know – what you did not get right the first time

172 Study Tactics Do not wait to start preparing until the evening before the test Do not wait to start preparing until the evening before the test Complete the section assessment questions – be honest with yourself Complete the section assessment questions – be honest with yourself

173 Study Tactics Complete the chapter assessment questions – do this the evening before Complete the chapter assessment questions – do this the evening before Check memorization of vocabulary – use the list of vocabulary found in the chapter notes; ask a friend to quiz you Check memorization of vocabulary – use the list of vocabulary found in the chapter notes; ask a friend to quiz you

174 Study Tactics Write answers to the learning objectives Write answers to the learning objectives Learning objectives tell you the major things you need to know or be able to do. Learning objectives tell you the major things you need to know or be able to do.

175 Study Tactics Distribute article, Writing Your Test Stress Away Distribute article, Writing Your Test Stress Away Used by Military Academy at West Point (they also use Cornell Notes) Used by Military Academy at West Point (they also use Cornell Notes) You need to do this before every test. You need to do this before every test.

176 Study Tactics Distribute article, New Studies Show Pitfalls Of Doing Too Much at Once Distribute article, New Studies Show Pitfalls Of Doing Too Much at Once Addresses the fallacy of multitaskingAddresses the fallacy of multitasking

177 Test Taking Tips

178 Tips for Multiple Choice Read the question carefully – underline words like NOT or EXCEPT. Read the question carefully – underline words like NOT or EXCEPT. Read each and every answer choice carefully – try starting at choice (E) and working backwards. Read each and every answer choice carefully – try starting at choice (E) and working backwards. Trust your instinct. Statistically proven your first choice is most likely right. Trust your instinct. Statistically proven your first choice is most likely right. Process of elimination. Process of elimination. Never leave blank; Guess if you have to! Never leave blank; Guess if you have to!

179 Tips for Essay Questions Limit your answers to exactly what the questions asks – saves time and earns a higher score. Limit your answers to exactly what the questions asks – saves time and earns a higher score. Read question and jot down list of vocabulary and phrases you remember about the topic. – jogs memory. Read question and jot down list of vocabulary and phrases you remember about the topic. – jogs memory. Read question again carefully and know exactly what it is asking you to do. Read question again carefully and know exactly what it is asking you to do. Create quick outline to plan (thesis) your answer. Create quick outline to plan (thesis) your answer.

180 Include an introductory statement that tells reader your thesis, but try not to simply restate the question. Include an introductory statement that tells reader your thesis, but try not to simply restate the question. Follow with paragraphs that support your argument – back up assertions with specific facts Follow with paragraphs that support your argument – back up assertions with specific facts Conclude with a statement that summarizes your argument – time permitting! Conclude with a statement that summarizes your argument – time permitting! Only including graphs or diagrams that support your argument. Only including graphs or diagrams that support your argument. Tips for Essay Questions

181 Avoid including information which you are not sure is correct. Avoid including information which you are not sure is correct. Proofread, time permitting – crossing out stuff is OK. Proofread, time permitting – crossing out stuff is OK. Do not use IM speak!Do not use IM speak! Do not begin an answer with, Well,Do not begin an answer with, Well, Tips for Essay Questions

182 Meaning of Action Verbs Found in Test Questions Analyze – show relationships between events Analyze – show relationships between events Compare – show similarities between two or more things Compare – show similarities between two or more things Contrast – show differences between two or more things Contrast – show differences between two or more things Describe – give a detail account Describe – give a detail account Design – create an experiment and convey its ideas Design – create an experiment and convey its ideas Explain – clarify; tell the meaning Explain – clarify; tell the meaning

183 The Language of Science Science, like any profession, has its own vocabulary, its own language. Science, like any profession, has its own vocabulary, its own language.

184 Word Roots of Scientific Vocabulary These may help understand the vocabulary Instructors Guide for Campbell/Reece Biology, Seventh Edition

185 On FirstClass Resources and Assignments, under file Study Skills, you will find a file Word Roots of Scientific Vocabulary. Sometimes knowing the meaning of parts of a scientific term, you can figure out the meaning of the entire word. Word Roots of Scientific Vocabulary

186 Download the file and study it. Word Roots of Scientific Vocabulary

187 Distribute Worksheet, the Language of Science. Graded assignment. Due next class. Word Roots of Scientific Vocabulary

188 Summation Weve reviewed the course for its content and the grading. Weve reviewed the course for its content and the grading. You know what I expect and a little bit about myself. You know what I expect and a little bit about myself. Now…any questions? Now…any questions?


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