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    Mr. Sells

    E-Mail:  rsells@frontier.wnyric.org

    Room 232

    Phone:  3232


    Course Expectations:

    -Students are expected to pay attention during class time and treat others with respect. 

    -Students are expected to properly copy down homework for the ENTIRE week from the homework board in class into their agendas and are given time at the beginning of class each new week to do so. 

    -Homework is to be fully completed and is due the very next day of class unless otherwise stated. 

    -Students are expected to complete readings in the textbook during each unit (as stated in the homework) and properly prepare for Unit/Chapter Tests given in class. 

    Grading Policy:

    -Grades are administered based on the Frontier Middle School Grading Policy as follows:
       
             60% -  Chapter Tests/Projects
             20% -  labs
             20% -  Homework/Journals (daily essential questions completed during class time)

    ****  Grades are posted and updated on the Parent/Student Portal at the end of each school week. 

    How to get in touch with me?
      
    1.  Email provides the quickest response and is the best way to communicate with me.
       2.  If you prefer to talk, then please by all means call my room at ext. 3232 at Frontier Middle School and I will return your
            call as soon as I can. 

    LIFE SCIENCE COURSE OUTLINE:

    UNIT 1 - Life's Structure and Function
                 
    includes Scientific Method/Classification, Cell Structures, Cell Processes, Cell Reproduction, Heredity, and Evolution
    UNIT 2 - From Bacteria to Plants
                 
    includes Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, Plant Reproduction, Plants Processes
    UNIT 3 - Animal Diversity
                 
    includes Intro to Animals, Mollusks, Worms, Arthropods, Echinoderms, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
    UNIT 4 - Human Body Systems
                 
    includes Skeletal, Muscular, Nutrition and Digestion, Circulation, Respiration, Excretion, Nervous, Endocrine,
                 and Immunity and Disease
    UNIT 5 - Ecology
                
    includes Interactions of Life, Nonliving Environment, Ecosystems, and Conserving Resources

    REGENTS LIVING ENVIRONMENT COURSE OUTLINE:

    -Selected students are expected to maintain an average of 85% or higher in the class.  At least 1,200 minutes of approved laboratories are required to take the Regents Living Environment Final Exam in June to get credit for this class.  Daily attendance is a MUST! 

    Ch. 1 - Science of Biology
    Ch. 2 - Chemistry of Life
    Ch. 7-10 - Cells
    (includes Cell Structure/Function, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Cell Growth/Division)
    Ch. 11-13 - Genetics (includes Intro to Genetics, DNA/RNA, Human Genome, Genetic Engineering)
    Ch. 15,16,18 - Evolution (includes Darwins' Theories, Evolution of Populations, Classification)
    Ch. 19,20 - Bacteria/Viruses/Protists
    Ch. 21-25 - Fungi/Plants
    Ch. 35-39 - Human Body Systems
    Ch. 3-6 - Ecology
Last Modified on October 18, 2012