Marine Science

  • Course Requirements

    Welcome to Marine Science!  This course is a full year curriculum developed for high school secondary education programs.  The curriculum focuses on marine science and reflects the intellectual and cultural tradition that characterizes the practice of contemporary science.  The Life on an Ocean Planet curriculum allows the student to better understand the connections between the science courses that he/she takes throughout their high school career. 

    Grading Policies

    • Evaluation (Tests and Quizzes)            55-65%
    • Laboratory Activities                           25-35%
    • Classwork, Homework, Notebooks     10-15%

    We use AVID notebooks and folders in this class.  An interactive notebook is a great way to help you study and stay organized.  Information about the contents will be posted on schoology and on the overhead during each class period. 

    At the end of each marking period and the course, the notebook will be collected and evaluated. 

    Rules & Procedures

    The following is an abbreviated list of rules and regulations in this classroom.  Laboratory safety procedures are discussed in detail before any labs take place.  Cape Henlopen School District rules of conduct established by the school board are utilized and the disciplinary policies are strictly adhered to in this laboratory-oriented classroom. 

    1. If you miss work due to an extended absence, you have the same number of days you missed to make up the assignment.
    2. It is your responsibility to get assignments, makeup assignments, and reschedule tests and quizzes.  You are not in 2nd grade any longer!
    3. Late work will not be accepted for any reason except for school closing or family emergency.  (Parent note required)
    4. No one will be allowed to use the restroom and water fountain without a pass.  The privilege of using the restroom and water fountain may be taken away if it is abused.
    5. You have a set time to get to class, use the time wisely and be inside the classroom when the bell rings.  You are late otherwise and will be written up as being tardy.
    6. You should come to class prepared.  Pencils, pens, ipads (fully charged), etc.