Welcome To Miss Texido’s and Mr. Arida’s
Room #221Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize the average 7thgrade middle school student with the fundamental ideas and concepts associated with the Physical Environment and the Living Environment.The physical environment will concentrate on chemistry and astronomy and the living environment will concentrate on biology, botany, taxonomy and microbiology in accordance with the NYS Learning Standards.
This science course consists of 20 weeksof physical science with a mid-term exam in January. The remaining 20 weeks will cover life science with a final exam in June covering only life science. The final science grade will be determined by adding all 4-guarter grades to the average of the mid-term exam and the final exam and then dividing by 5.
The nature of this course allows for many age appropriate hands-on laboratory activities that reinforce the concepts studied and skills practiced.
Grades are based on a total points system with approximate percentages of:
- 20% homework including notebook checks
- 50% Tests and Quizzes directly from review
- 15% Lab activities and graphs
- 15% current event reading and writing in science and participation
·One 2 inch binder
·$5.00 lab fee for special edible labs
Please check planners daily and visit Team 5’s web site for daily assignments.
Please return to Miss Texido by: Monday Sept. 10th, 2012
I have read the following student contract and will keep it as the 1stpage in my binder for future reference.