Biology Syllabus (2018-2019)

 

Calvary Christian School (CCS) 
4345 Inn Street, Triangle, VA 22172

Mr. John R. Wallace, Jr 
Contact:JWallace@calvary-christianschool.com

Welcome to Biology at Calvary Christian School (CCS)!

I am excited for us all as we begin a study year of challenging subjects in Biology. Please be aware that the textbook presents your student with broad Biology topics in 5 units which span some 24 chapters. Homework reading assignments will of course be at a manageable pace (5-7 pages per night), but will be combined with additional written, laboratory, study, and project assignments to enhance the learning experience. As this is a fast-paced course, let’s work together to encourage students to utilize the learning aids; keep up with the reading assignments to facilitate participation in discussions; prepare for quizzes and tests via daily review of notes, textbook assignments, and chapter section review questions; and complete all oral, written or laboratory assignments in a timely manner.

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a HOPE.” Jeremiah 29:11

Our HOPE:

It is our HOPE that your Biology students will treat their classmates and teachers with respect and dignity, just as they wish to receive. When students have difficulty with a concept or instructions, we HOPE they will seek clarification from the teacher or a fellow classmate. An 8th-12th grade student will find this class moves at a fast pace, demands independent preparation while helping to really hone his/her study skills. A successful outcome in this class is dependent on student participation at the most enthusiastic level in all graded areas below:

Laboratory (Written Reports & Oral Presentations) - 20%
Class Participation - 10%
Quizzes - 30%
Tests - 40%

May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my HOPE in you. Psalm 25:21

Your final grade in Biology will be calculated as below:

Total points earned for 4 quarters X 100% = % Score 
Total possible points earned

CCS %/Grade Equivalent Scale

99 – 100% = A+   95 – 98 = A 
93 – 94 =A-          91 – 92 = B+
87 – 90 = B          85 – 86 = B-
83 – 84 = C+        79 – 82 = C
77 – 78 = C-         75 – 76 = D+
71 – 74 = D          69 – 70 = D-

Biology Syllabus (2018-2019)

 

Text:  Biology: God‘s Living Creation, Fourth Edition. Keith Graham and Gregory Parker. A Beka Book, Pensacola, FL, an affiliate of Pensacola Christian College, 2016

The following is a tentative schedule of the reading to be covered in Biology. If students find some subject matter easier to grasp, then the schedule may be shifted to allow additional time for more difficult-to-grasp subject matter.

Weeks                      Chapter / Topic                   Textbook Pages 

1-3               Chapter 1 - Flowering Plants                           2-18
                    Chapter 2 - Leaf Structure & Function            19-32

                                Quizzes (3)
                                Labs (3)
                                Tests (1)

4-6                Chapter 3 - Fruit & Seeds                             33-46
                     Chapter 4 - Stems & Roots                          47-60

                                Quizzes (2)
                                Labs (3)
                                Tests (1)

7-9                 Chapter 5 - Plant Varieties                           61-83
                      Chapter 6 - Fearfully & Wonderfully Made     84-96
                      Chapter 7 - Bones & Muscles                      97-120

                                Quizzes (4)
                                Labs (2)
                                Exam (Chapters 1-7)
 End of Quarter

10-12              Chapter 8 - Nervous System                        121-148
                      Chapter 9 - Nutrition & Digestion                  149-176

                               Quizzes (4)
                               Labs (2)
                               Tests (1)

13-15              Chapter 10 - Circulation & Respiration          177-204

                              Quizzes (2)
                              Labs (2)
                              Test (1)

16-18             Chapter 11 - External / Internal Systems       205-218
                     Chapter 12 - Disease and It’s Fighters          219-245

                             Quizzes (3)
                             Labs (1)
                             Exam (Chapters 1-12)

19-21            Chapter 13 - History & Investigation               246-260
                    Chapter 14 - Evolution                                  261-290

                             Quizzes (3)
                             Labs (0)
                             Tests (1)

21-24           Chapter 15 - Ecology                                    291-317
                   Chapter 16 - Mammals                                  318-352

                           Quizzes (3)
                           Labs (1)
                           Tests (1)

25-27           Chapter 17 - Birds                                       353-378
                   Chapter 18 - Reptiles & Amphibians              379-404

                         Quizzes (5)
                         Labs (1)
                         Exam (Chapters 13-18)

28-30           Chapter 19 - Fish                                         405-420
                   Chapter 20 - Arthropods                               421-442

                         Quizzes (3)
                         Labs (4)
                         Tests (1)

31-33            Chapter 21 - Variety Invertebrates                443-469
                    Chapter 22 - Cytology                                 470-490

                        Quizzes (4)
                        Labs (4)
                        Tests (1)

34-36            Chapter 23 - Ecology                                  491-506
                    Chapter 24 - Mammals                               507-517

                       Quizzes (1)
                       Labs (1)
                       Exam (Chapters 1-24)
 

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