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Life Science-7

Mr. Walter, Room 216, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School



Life Science-7 is a student’s first exposure to midlevel science at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. It involves their becoming familiar with the rigors more commonly associated with higher level science classes including the use of textbook and higher levels of thinking. Students will be challenged to keep organized, manipulate new tools, and use their problem solving skills to better understand our natural environment.



Course Syllabus

Life Science-7 Grading Policy


Tests and Quizzes (60 % of course grade)

Quizzes, both announced and unannounced, normally will occur weekly. They 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 six chapters of work.


Quizzes and tests are given during regularly scheduled class time in room 216 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 Life Science Class. There are no “try again”, or retests given so do well on them the first time around. Quizzes or tests not done or made up will receive a numerical grade of zero.


Labs, Papers, Homework, Class Activities (30% of course grade)

Labs and all other projects are important parts of gaining the knowledge required to be successful in the Life Science. The normal procedure for labs or class activity will be to complete the assignment, with a partner assigned by the instructor, and hand in an individual copy of the activity at the end of the class. Students unable to cooperate with the instructor or the other students involved in the activity will return to their regular seats and be given a zero for the activity.


Papers and other projects will be graded and weighted according to the guidelines described at the time that they are assigned. Reading assignments and written homework will be assigned Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Homework is generally not assigned over weekends or school breaks. Late homework is accepted but will automatically lose 30 points out of the 100 before correction.


In Class Participation (10% of course grade)

Students will be expected to provide constructive input and discussion during class. Cooperation during class and lab sessions is also expected. Students need to bring their text, notebooks, journals, homework, planners, and writing utensils to every class.


Other Important Notes:

Required materials for this course include a three ring binder, a red book cover, filler paper, and writing utensils.


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



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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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