Welcome to Biology! My name is Lezlie Haynes and I am the instructor.
- Research Plan (also called Rationale)
- Rationale/Purpose (couple of paragraphs minimum)
- Risk and Safety
- Data Analysis
- Bibliography (5 sources, Bib is on a separate page)
- Project Summary (only needed if you changed your procedure)
- Data Table(s)
- Post Project Summary
- Results (either a paragraph or table)
- Conclusion (fully-formed, following the format)
- 4 paragraphs (we copy and paste ours)
- Email me your abstract and I will check your format
- Adult Sponsor
- Student Checklist 1A
- Form 1B
What goes on the board:
- put your title on the topper, not the board itself
- write your name and grade on the back, center of the topper
- Left Panel
- Top–Abstract, do not cut this paper at all!
- Middle to Bottom
- If you have space to fill in, put Materials at the bottom
- Right Panel
- Center Panel
- Top Left–Procedure
- Top Right–Graph 1
- Middle/Bottom–Data Table, other Graphs, Photos, Materials
- Back side of board
- Name and grade/class in the center at the top
- Left Panel
Preclass information to print, read, sign and bring the first day of class:
Handouts to print:
“Exploring Creation with Biology is an award-winning, college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone.” –Apologia website
Organization is very important and students are required to keep a binder with sections for notes, labs, quizzes/tests, and worksheets. Students should bring their textbook, student notebook, binder, colored pencils and pencils to every class.
Each module takes about two weeks to cover. During this time students will complete the reading, On Your Own questions and Study Guide Questions. Latin vocabulary is also included in the weekly content. Every week students are quizzed—week one will be Latin vocabulary and week two will be module vocabulary and content. Students watch documentaries and read articles related to creation and evolution then submit summaries. Students will complete additional worksheets related to module content i.e. coloring sheets, genetics worksheets, etc.
Each semester there is a comprehensive final exam with module content, diagrams, at least one essay question (first semester only) and Latin vocabulary.
Students are required to complete a science fair project which will be due in January. Hands-on labs are an important part of a biology course. During the first semester, most labs will be centered on the microscope. The focus of second semester will be dissections—plant/flower, fruit, and animal. We normally dissect 7 – 9 different animals (students are in groups of 2 – 3). Students are required to submit lab drawings and when appropriate, reports or abstracts.
I look forward to seeing each student in August!