Syllabus for TAKS Science
Syllabus for TAKS Science
(Do Not Discard)
Coach Kyle Burch
Please save this letter and refer to it during the year as needed. I have tried to include useful information such as a schedule of the grading periods, grading policy, late work policy, lab attire, and a supply list, and web-site.
If you do not receive a progress report sometime around the 3rd week of each six weeks, please e-mail me and I will tell you your students grade. My e-mail address is: Kyle.Burch@gcisd.net
Type in this link http://www.gcisd-ghs.org/departments/Science/science.htmlto get to the GHS Science Department Page and click Class Web Site by my name.
GHS phone number: 817-251-5210
GRADING POLICY TAKS TESTING DATES
50% October 24, 2012
Responsibility for appropriate behavior here at GHS rest with the students. In addition all Grapevine-Colleyville ISD discipline and attendance policies will be strictly enforced. These specific guidelines will also be observed.
Do not argue/ discuss any infraction/ punishment during class time.
LATE WORK POLICY
Students will be allowed to retake tests but will receive a maximum score of 70%.
RULES FOR MAKING UP LABS DUE TO ABSENCE
Should you be absent when a lab is performed you will have one opportunity to make up the missed lab. The day that you can make up a lab will be the Thursday after the original lab date. Example: If a lab was performed on Wednesday and you were absent. You have to come in Thursday morning to make up the lab. If you are unable to make up the lab on these days you can still receive a 60 on the lab by completing an alternate assignment (the subject will depend on the lab). No labs will be accepted during the last week of the six weeks.
Students will not be permitted to perform a lab without the proper attire. Close toed shoes……..no “flip-flops” or sandals. No dandling jewelry or clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Students should bring an extra pair of shoes (lab appropriate). No make-up labs will be provided for students who do not have the proper clothing the day of the lab (An alternate assignment will be given).
Objective 1 : Thestudent will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science.
TEKS 1A : Labsafety
2A :Investigative procedures, equipment, technology
2B :Collect data and make measurements with precision
2C :Organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends in data
2D :Communicate valid conclusions
3A :Analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations including hypotheses andtheories
As to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence andinformation.
3B :Draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials and products
Objective 2 : The student will demonstrate anunderstanding of the organization of living
TEKS 4A : Cellparts and specific functions, and that viruses are different than cells andhave
Different properties and functions.
TEKS 4B :Investigate and identify cellular processes and synthesis of new molecules
TEKS 6A :Describe components of DNA, and how traits are carried in the DNA
TEKS 6B :Explain replication, transcription, and translation using DNA and RNA models
TEKS 6C :Identify and illustrate how changes in DNA cause mutations and evaluatethe
significance of these changes
TEKS 6D : Comparegenetic variations in plants and animals
TEKS 8C :Identify characteristics of kingdoms, including monerans, protists, fungi,plants and
TEKS 10A :Interpret functions of systems in organisms
TEKS 10B : Compare the interrelationshipsof organ systems to each other and the body as a
Objective 3 : The student will demonstrate anunderstanding of the interdependence of organisms
and the environment
TEKS 4C :Compare viruses to cells and the roll of viruses in disease
TEKS 4D :Identify the role of bacteria in maintaining health and in causing disease
TEKS 7A :Identify the evidence of change in species using fossils, DNA sequences,anatomical
Similarities, and embryology
TEKS 7B :Illustrate the results of natural selection and speciation, diversity,phylogeny,
adaptation, behavior and extinction
TEKS 9D :Analyze the flow of energy and matter through different trophic levels andbetween
different organisms and the physical environment
TEKS 12B :Interpret interactions among organisms exhibiting predation, parasitism,
TEKS 12E :Explain the interactions in an ecosystem including food chains, food webs and
TEKS 13A :Evaluate the significance of structural and physiological adaptations of plants
Objective 4 : The student will demonstrate andunderstanding of the structures and properties
TEKS 7A: Identify properties of fluidsincluding density, viscosity, and buoyancy
TEKS 7D: Relate the chemical behavior of anelement including bonding, and its placement
on the periodictable
TEKS 7E: Classify samples of matter as beingelements, compounds or mixtures
TEKS 8A: Distinguish between physical andchemical changes in matter such as oxidation,
digestion, changes instates, and stages in the rock cycle
TEKS 8C: Investigate the law of conservationof mass
TEKS 9A: Relate the structure of water to itsfunction as the universal solvent
TEKS 9B: Relate the concentration of ions in asolution to physical and chemical properties
such as pH,electrolytic behavior, and reactivity
TEKS 9D: Demonstrate how various factorsinfluence solubility including temperature,
Pressure, andnature of the solute and solvent
Objective 5 : The student will demonstrate anunderstanding of motion, forces, and energy
TEKS 4A: Calculate speed, momentum, acceleration,work and power in systems
TEKS 4B: Investigate applications of
TEKS 4D: Investigate and demonstrate mechanicaladvantage and efficiency of various
TEKS 5A : Demonstrate wave types and characteristics
TEKS 5B: Demonstrate wave interactions
TEKS 6A :Describe the law of conservation of energy
TEKS 6B :Investigate the movement of heat through solids, liquids, and gases
TEKS 6D :Investigate and compare economic and environmental impacts of various
TEKS 6F: Investigate and compare series andparallel circuits