Aquatic Science is the study of the largest portion of the surface of the earth. 71% of the earth is covered by the oceans. In the first semester, the formation of the oceans, the physical make-up of the ocean, and the chemical make-up will be studied. In the second semester the study will shift to the life in the oceans.
Major topics to be presented are:
3. Assignments will be collected at the beginning of the period on the date they are due.
4. A deduction of 30% will result on assignments that are late by one day. Assignments late more than one day will not receive credit.
5. If you are absent it is your responsibility to find out about and complete your make-up work.
6. If you are absent on a test day or the day before test day, you will take the test the day you return to class.
7. Tardiness will be counted and action taken.
8. If you are absent on a day when a quiz is given, you may take it the following morning before school. Quizzes which are not made up at that time will have 20% deducted from the grade.
9. Grades will be assigned based on the following:
50% =Major grades: chapter tests and lab practicals
50% =Daily grades; homework, quiz, and lab grades which include grades on the aquariums.
10. Students are responsible for the set up and care of a marine aquarium through the school year. This includes the purchase of fish, gravel, Instant Ocean (salt) and food. They will be working in groups during this activity.
Five Most Frequently Asked Questions:
5. Can we collect from the ocean or fresh water for our aquariums?
Answers to Questions
Aquatic Science Supply List
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device
Map Pencils or Crayons
Aquarium supplies you will provide
$25 lab fee for year round aquarium supplies