Biology II Syllabus
Welcome to Biology 2 at PHS.
I’m Coach Kyle Hardaway, and I’ll be your Biology 2 coach this
year. We will be covering some of the same material as in Bio
1, but with more detail. I have divided your year in to nine
divisions. What you learn will be very much up to you. I will
present information to you in various ways. If you pay
attention, class will be easy, and you’ll learn a lot.
Otherwise, this will be a hard class. Remember, Biology is
probably the most important class you will take in high school.
It is the study of life. We are living beings sharing a finite
planet with millions of other living things. If we are
ignorant, and gradually degrade our earth, then we die. We are
the species that has the power to destroy the earth, and also,
the power to protect it. So, Knowledge is Power. (It
might even win you a million dollars)
Keep potty mouths and hands to yourself. (Accentuate the
Come prepared with book, paper, and pen.
Bring Biology note book every day!!!
Always try your best.
quarter the student has the opportunity to accumulate
approximately 1000 points in Biology. Daily work accounts for
about 400 points, tests and quizzes 400, and your final exam
will be worth 200. If you have no tardies or absences during
the quarter, you may be exempt from taking the final test. If
you are exempt, but you would like the opportunity to raise
your grade, you may take the final, at no risk of lowering your
grade. You will be expected to keep up with your grade on your
assignment grade sheet. I will check it periodically during the
semester as an assignment grade. You will also be keeping your
notes in a Bio 2 three ring binder. This will be worth a
test grade at the end of each quarter.
You will have several opportunities to earn bonus
points throughout the year by doing vocabulary words and/or
other activities provided by me. If you do the bonus, often, it
assists you in studying for upcoming tests. I greatly encourage
you to get the relatively “free” points/
Daily assignments will be worth points. It is imperative that
you grade assignments on time, in order to prevent a deduction
of points from a late “fee”.
1 day late
= 20% deduction
2 days to a week = 30% off
more than a week = 40% off
Late work will be accepted up
until the Friday before finals week.
You will need to be able to communicate in writing for some
of the assignments in this class. Therefore, assignments will be
turned in with the following heading:
have one excused absence per quarter, and still qualify for the
exemption policy. Failure to bring all supplies to class is
considered an unexcused tardy. Please be responsible for your
life. If you have more than 8 absences in a quarter, you
automatically receive an F no matter what your average is.
Attendance is a good thing.
Ecology, Cladistics, and Natural
Plantae Unit October
Photosynthesis and Cellular
Genetics and Pedigrees
Nucleic Acids and Protein
3. DNA Technology
5. Probability and Statistics
7. Mink Dissection February
9. The Mind