• Middle School Science Syllabus

    Instructor

    Mr. Coleman

    Web Page

    https://www.eraisd.net//Domain/85

    Office

    940-665-5961

    E-mail

    colemank@eraisd.net

    Conference

    4th Period

     

     

     

    Text:

    McGraw Hill Education Science…Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th

    Description:

    As we enter another exciting year of Science, we will look closer at the preliminary stages of each branch of science. Each class will cover a specific branch and by the end of middle school, our students should have a deeper understanding of each discipline of science. Our sixth graders will have a better foundation in the basics of the four science disciplines. Seventh graders will study mostly Life Science this year and review the main science basics. Finally, our eighth graders will focus on how science is intertwined in our world and everyday life.

    Goals:

    The common goals stretch across each curriculum.

    • Investigate problems and find a solution supported by data and evidence.
    • Interpret and communicate scientific information.
    • Learn how to solve problems in a team atmosphere.
    • Learning how to manipulate technology to express scientific results.
    • Connect science to other core subjects and the real world and see how different disciplines of science are related to the issues in everyday life.

     

    Requirements:

    Students are required to come to class prepared and on time every day. Students that misbehave during instructional time receive the following:

    • Verbal warning
    • Loss of Science Privileges (example…could mean the student watches his/her team on the next experiment)
    • Phone call /email to parents
    • Detention
    • Write Up…Serious violations will result in a student being written up and sent to the Principal. These violations could result in parental conferences or even suspension.

     

    Homework (Study for a Test):

    Individual work on the student’s part is a vital part of your student’s education. Each assignment will correlate with what they were doing in class, and that’s why it is imperative that your child submits his or her work in my class on time. This gives them extra practice in a particular area. Work submitted late will result in a highly penalized grade unless a student brings in an excused note from parents or guardian to me or the office.

    Make- Up Work:

    Make- up work and what a student misses due to an absence can be found on my webpage listed above.  It is the student’s responsibility to make up for missed work.  Communication with me is the key to success!

    Extra Support:

     If your child is struggling with science, please contact me and we can arrange some allotted times before or during school where I can tutor and help your students with their deficiencies.  We can create a winning solution together.

     

    Materials (Daily):

    • Composition/Notebook is mandatory for science class for illustrations and writing
    • Pencil or Pen, Grading Pen, Earbuds or Headsets, Paper

    Grading Scale:

    GRADING SCALE

    A

    100 - 90

    B

    89-80

    C

    79-70

    F

    69 or lower


    * This is how our grading will be accomplished throughout the year.

    CATEGORY

    PERCENTAGE

    SUGGESTED FREQUENCY

    Formative assessments: class work, bell ringers, labs,  discussions,  (Daily Work)

    45%

    Approximately 3 per week

    Chapter and Unit Tests

    55%

    Approximately once per 2 weeks

    Semester  assessment:  test/ projects/ journals

    10%

    One time per semester

     

    This is what we intend to cover throughout the year: