COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE: COURSE 3
Course Description: Comprehensive science is an integration of Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, and Life Science. Basic scientific methodology, processes, principles and laws for the four core sciences are introduced. Fundamental scientific concepts are introduced, illustrated, and reinforced through guided questioning and discussion, laboratory investigations, data collection, organization, and analysis.
Grading Policy: Student grades are determined by a "total points" system per quarter. Points will be acquired through tests, homework and class work assignments, laboratory exercises, a science fair project and other special projects.
Grading Scale: A 100-90
F below 60
Required Materials: pens/pencils, lined paper, graph paper, calculator, a 1" binder for science fair, and a three ring binder with dividers (2 inch is best) .
Homework: Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. Homework assignments will be posted in class, and on Mr. Anzelmo’s webpage. When the deadline for an assignment is missed, students may receive 50% credit for the late assignment. Students will need to submit the assignment within one school day of the due date, including both a parent’s signature and acknowledgement that the assignment will only receive ½ credit.
It is the responsibility of the student to inquire about any assignments missed as a result of excused absences.
Class Procedures: All St. Johns County students have the right to attend school in a positive learning environment, and the policies outlined in the 2006-2007 St. Johns County Code of Student Conduct will be enforced. Student behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment will be dealt with as follows:
First infraction Warning (either verbal or nonverbal)
Second infraction Intervention
Third infraction Parental notification (e-mail, phone, written)
Fourth infraction Detention
Fifth infraction Dean referral