Biology I Syllabus
Welcome to Biology1 at PHS. I’m Coach
Kyle Hardaway, and I’ll be your Biology I teacher this year. 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. 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. Knowledge is Power. (It might even win you a
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.
Simplified version of the rules…WORK HARD, BE NICE!
Each 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 unexcused tardies or only one
absence 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 assignments, notes, and tests in a
Bio 1 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.
You may have one absence or unexcused tardy 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.
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
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:
Fall Semester Chpt.
Unit One: Biology and the Scientific Method (Chapter 1)
General Chemistry & Biochemistry (Chapter 2)
Unit Two: Ecology Unit (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6)
Unit Three: Cell (Chapter 7)
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration (Chapters 8, 9)
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis (Chapter 12)
Cell Reproduction (Chapter 10)
Unit Four: Genetic Fundamentals (Chapters 11, 13, 14)
Inheritance and Gene Expression,
Unit Six: Microorganisms and Fungi 19-21
Unit Seven: Plantae 22-25
Unit Five: Evolution, Classification/Embryology 15-18
Unit Eight: Invertebrates 26-29
Unit Nine: Chordata and Vertebrates 30-34
Unit Ten: Human Biology 35-40
Unit Eleven: Anatomy, Physiology, and Drugs