Presentation on theme: "Back to School night 2013 Honors Science Ben Mangrum Room 410, 406 (253) 566-5710 ext. 2484."— Presentation transcript:
Back to School night 2013 Honors Science Ben Mangrum Room 410, 406 firstname.lastname@example.org (253) 566-5710 ext. 2484
Back to School night Tonight’s agenda: 1.Class overview (schedule for semesters 1 and 2, grades) 2.Tips for Student Success 3.Online grades, Teacher Website 4.Questions? *If you would like email updates but did not provide an email address on the parent contract sheet, please write your email address down and give to me after we are done.
Back to School night Objectives: Parents will be familiar with course outline Parents will understand how to locate online grades and staff web pages Parents will know how to encourage and or motivate their students with science-related concerns
Back to School night Class overview: Part I: Chemistry 1.Review of chemistry concepts from last year --Ionic Compounds --Covalent Compounds --Chemical Reactions --Molar Mass Conversions
Back to School night Part I: Chemistry 2.Stoichiometry (lots of calculations) 3.States of Matter, Gas Laws 4.Acids/Bases, Redox Reactions
Back to School night Part II: Biology (hopefully will start in late November) 1.Biological Molecules 2.Ecology (end of 1 st semester?)
Back to School night Part II: Biology 3.Cellular Structure, Function 4.Photosynthesis, Cell Respiration 5.Cell Division 6.DNA, RNA 7.Genetics 8.Evolution
Back to School night *One time constraint is the End- of-Course Biology Exam in early June *If time allows, we may cover some physics concepts that were not covered last year (Rotation, Energy, Momentum, Waves, etc)
Back to School night Grades: Homework—10% Labs—25% Quizzes—15% Tests—50%
Back to School night Tips for Student Success Ask questions! Practice! Keep quizzes and tests to study Stay on top of classwork Online resources (link from my webpage)
Back to School night Online Grades Visit UPSD website: www.upsd.wednet.edu Find “Student Grades” link under Parent/Student Resources tab Enter in username and password—mailed to you, ask main office if you don’t have it.
Back to School night Teacher Website: On CHS webpage, open “Staff Pages”, and then find my name (Mangrum, Ben) Includes class syllabus, updated daily class agenda, notes from lectures, and links to helpful websites