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General Science-10

Mr. Walter, Room 302, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School



General Science-10 is offered to students in order to assist them in the transition to taking Physical Settings, Earth Science, in their sophomore year of school at Parishville-Hopkinton. All the topics studied will be Earth Science related however this offering is not a Regents course.



Course Syllabus

General Science-10 Grading Policy

Tests, Quizzes, and Special Projects (60 % of class grade)

Quizzes, both announced and unannounced, normally will occur on a weekly basis. They normally are on the material reviewed that week and cover one chapter of studies. Unit exams are given approximately once a month and cover four to five chapters of work.


Tests are given during regularly scheduled class time in room 302 or in other appropriately proctored areas with advanced permission of the instructor. Tests missed by students due to legal absences will be taken the next time they have General Science class. There are no make-up tests or re-tests. What you earn is what you get so do a good job the first time. Quizzes or tests not done or made up will receive a numerical grade of zero.


Labs, Journals, Homework, and Field Trip Journals (30% of class grade)

Labs and all other projects are important parts of gaining the knowledge required to be successful in the Earth Sciences.


The normal procedure for labs will be to complete the lab, with a partner assigned by the instructor, and hand in an individual copy of the activity at the end of the lab session. Students absent from school will need to schedule a make up lab session with Mr. Walter and have the missed lab completed within 10 school days. Any labs not completed within this time frame will receive a numerical grade of zero.


Papers, field trip journals, class activities, and other projects will be graded and weighted according to the guidelines described at the time that they are assigned. Late homework is accepted but will automatically lose 30 points out of the 100 before correction.


In Class Participation (10% of class grade)

Students will be expected to provide constructive input and discussion during class. Cooperation during class and lab sessions is also expected.


Other Important Notes:

Required materials for this course include a three ring binder and filler paper, writing utensils, and a four function calculator.


*If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, ask Mr. Walter about them during the first few days of class.

12 County Route 47
Parishville, NY 13672
Phone: 315-265-4642
Fax: 315-268-1309

Mission Statement:
The PHCS community strives to instill in all students the knowledge and skills necessary to become caring, conscientious, and creative citizens.

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