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2 Instructor: Colleen Malone Office Hours: By appointment E-mail Address: Web Page: Telephone: 498-3676 ext. 1307

3 Who is Mrs. Malone? Academics: Texas A&M University Bachelor ’ s of Science-Marine biology UCSB Teaching Credential / Master ’ s in Education

4 Who is Mrs. Malone? Careers: Texas A&M Health Science Center UCLA Amgen Newbury Park High School

5 Who is Mrs. Malone? Classes: Biology-H Biology-CP Marine Science-CP Biotechnology-CP

6 The first sub-term will focus on the unifying themes of life. There will be a lot of new terms, concepts and labs so attendance is very important. Inorganic Chemistry Review Biochemistry Cells & Cell Division Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration SUBTERM 1: UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

7 Molecular Structure & Function of DNA Genetics & Heredity Evolution SUBTERM 2: UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

8 HOMEWORK10% CLASSWORK/LABS 35% TESTS & QUIZZES 55% *Late work will only be accepted 2 times throughout the course (June). GRADES: Category Weights HOMEWORK10% CLASSWORK30% TESTS & QUIZZES 45% COMPREHENSIVE FINAL 15% SUBTERM 1SUBTERM 2

9 Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. Even if there isn’t any written homework, time should be spent each night reviewing the work of the day & the past week.

10 I do not offer extra credit. Course grades will be determined by percent weights in 3 or 4 categories. Final grades will be based on the following percentages: 93 - 100A73 - 77C 89 - 92A-69 - 72C- 88 B+68 D+ 83 - 87B63 - 67D 79 - 82B-59 - 62D- 78 C+0 - 58F NO EXTRA CREDIT Need a “B-” or better to stay in the honors science track.

11 Reading scientific papers Writing scientific papers Organization Meeting deadlines Following directions Critical thinking Presenting data in public

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13 What Can You Do At Home To Help? Have students do homework before social time/ computer time Encourage study sessions E-mail/Call me with questions and/or concerns

14 Any classroom donations would be appreciated! Thank you! Latex gloves Kleenex Reams of paper Baggies Flat toothpicks Colored pencils or pens Glue sticks

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