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Executive Summary: Updated Marine Biology Course of Study This Marine Biology Course of Study updates the previously UC-approved course of study to better.

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1 Executive Summary: Updated Marine Biology Course of Study This Marine Biology Course of Study updates the previously UC-approved course of study to better reflect the course content and activities. Process : –The two teachers who currently teach the course, Shirley Ford (Bear Creek) and Sandra Starr (Tokay) wrote the updated course of study. –7-12 Science Articulation reviewed and recommended approval - August 14, 2008 –Sent to 9-12 principals via - August 21, 2008 –Curriculum Council approval for recommendation - September 18, 2008 Recommendation: Approval of updated course of study.

2 Marine Biology: Course of Study Proposal  Course Objective: After completing this course, students will demonstrate a broad knowledge base with which to make responsible personal and societal decision

3 Process & Committee  The two teachers who currently teach the course, Shirley Ford (Bear Creek) and Sandra Starr (Tokay) wrote the updated course of study.  7-12 Science Articulation review and recommendation August 14, 2008  Sent to 9-12 principals via - August 21, 2008  Curriculum Council approval for recommendation - September 18, 2008

4 Course Elements  Course Length: 1 Year, 10 credits  Grade Levels: Primarily for juniors and seniors seeking additional coursework in biological science  Recommended Science Pathway: After successful completion of biology and chemistry

5 Course Elements  Course Outline: –Importance of Ocean Exploration –Foundation of Life in the Ocean –World of Water –Motion and Energy in the Ocean –The Bottom of the Ocean –Coastal Dynamics –Present and Future of Marine Environment

6 Course Elements (continued)  Standards Addressed: Biology and Earth Science  CST Test: Biology  Key Assignments: –Aquarium lab and aquarium maintenance –Assorted live studies and dissection labs –Field trips –Group projects on habitats and ocean life

7 Conclusion  Marine Biology teachers, 7-12 Science Articulation Committee, and Curriculum Council recommend approval of updated Marine Biology course of study. Thank you.


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