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Welcome to Biology. Ms. Scribner’s Class. What is Biology?. Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy .

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welcome to biology

Welcome to Biology

Ms. Scribner’s Class

what is biology
What is Biology?
  • Biologyis a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
five unifying principles fundamental axioms of modern biology
Five Unifying Principles – Fundamental Axioms of Modern Biology
  • Cells are the basic unit of life
  • New species and inherited traits are the product of evolution
  • Genes are the basic unit of heredity
  • An organism regulates its internal environment to maintain a stable and constant condition
  • Living organisms consume and transform energy.
equipment you will need for success
Equipment You Will Need for Success
  • Three Ring Notebook
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Paper Sack –Due Thursday 25 points
  • Access to Internet--Blackboard
1 st semester
1st semester
  • Scientific Method, Observation and Reporting
  • Cells
  • Flow of Energy
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
it takes a team that will
It Takes a Team that will…

1. Respect yourself, others, and class materials.

2. Be punctual and prepared for class.

3. Follow all safety instructions.

4. Clean up after yourself.

5. Participate!!!

a new start for a new year at a new high school
A New Start for a New Year at a New High School
  • Be Respectful.
  • Be Ready.
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Responsive.
  • Listen quietly when the teacher (or substitute teacher) is speaking, respect each others space, materials and feelings.
  • No use of offensive language in class.
  • Follow directions the first time they are given.
  • Be recognized before making a comment or question, unless otherwise directed by the teacher (or substitute teacher).
  • Arrive to class on time and be seated in assigned space when the bell rings
  • Bring to class each day all previously assigned materials (notebook, text book, Assignments, Pen, Pencil, etc.); go to locker BEFORE class.
  • Take care of bodily functions (restroom, eating, personal grooming) BEFORE arrival in class.
  • No food, drinks (except CLEAR water in a water bottle) or electronic devices in classroom. See student agenda for details
  • Accept that coming to school is your job and with a job are accountabilities.
  • Have your homework completed by due date (no late work)
  • Do reading as assigned
  • Complete assignments as instructed.
  • Attending this class is your Job
  • Learning is a two-way street---Actively participate in class room discussions in a positive manner with comments relative to the subject at hand.
  • Reflect on what you learned daily
  • Recognize teachable moments daily.
daily routine
  • BELLWORK assignment. (3‑5 min.)
  • Overview of day's lesson/work. (2‑3 min.)
  • TASK---Lesson/work, lecture notes, AV notes, lab, etc.(approx 45 min.)
  • Clean up/storage. Review of assignments given. (5 min.)
cheating fraud
Cheating & Fraud!!
  • Cases of cheating and/or plagiarism will result in NO SALARY (Zero)!
  • This includes assessments, labs, and internet research.
  • Group work will often be done, but this does not mean the work completed should be identical.
  • You should adjust the ideas of a group into those of your own. THINK FOR YOURSELF!
  • Parents will be called and emailed on Skyward on all cheating matters.
sick personal leave
Sick/Personal Leave:
  • As soon as you return from your activity or illness check the “Excused Absence” binder for what you need to make up
  • Work due the day you were gone: Write “Absent” at top and put in Homework Tray
  • For each day you are absent, you have 1 day per day out to make up the work without penalty.
  • Missed labs must be made up after school within 1 week sign up for a time on the calendar.
  • Missed quizzes must be made up before/after school, or during Scribner within 2 days of return to class.
late for work
Late for Work?
  • At a real job you are docked pay—in this class you are docked with a tardy notice. If you are not in your seat ready to begin class when the bell rings you WILL be counted tardy.
  • EHS Tardy Policy enforced!
  • Depending on how late you are you may have to come in after school to complete lab by yourself
  • Teacher-issued : 30 minutes to be served before or after school within the next two school days
  • Must be completed that day or the next day or you will be referred to your Vice Principal.
  • 1st TIME: Verbal warning and/or "step‑out" conference

(A step out" involves removal of the student from area to allow him/her a cooling off time and a private talk with the teacher)

  • 2nd TIME: Discipline referral report made and telephone contact with parent. Discipline referral system now in place for offense and will be carried out to next level (Step 1 of discipline procedures pg 8 student agenda).
  • 3rd + TIME: Discipline referral report to administrator combined with disciplinary action as noted from administrator. (Step 2, 3 & 4 of discipline procedures pg 8 student agenda).
  • SEVERE CLAUSE: Immediately sent to appropriate vice‑principal.
lab routine
Lab Routine
  • Meet with assigned lab team and review the instructions for the lab.
  • Collect equipment, etc. for project.
  • Work on project. (approx 40 min.)
  • Clean up/storage. Return to assigned seats and Record progress on project in work file and record log on work sheet evaluation of class time project progress. (10-15 min)
  • Dismissed by instructor, NOT BELL. Must account for ALL lab equipment and have area cleaned up before all students dismissed.
cooperative teams
Cooperative Teams

Most work is completed as a group

Everyone must contribute for success

Frequent absentees or unreliable workers will have to complete the work alone

  • Speak quietly with team members and on task subject only.
  • Have necessary or assigned materials and finish task in time allotted.
  • Remain in assigned group and area.
classroom discussion
Classroom Discussion
  • Open forum, let one person speak at a time on topic given.
  • Have necessary note taking materials on your desk.
  • Be alert--no sleeping or lack of participation tolerated
audio visuals
Audio Visuals
  • No talking, while AV equipment in use. Raise your hand to be acknowledged during question/answer period.
  • Take notes/fill out worksheet as required.
  • Be alert‑‑no sleeping and focus on the presentation being given.
storm or fire drill
Storm or Fire Drill
  • No talking during drill.
  • Bring personal items only, i.e. purses, coats, etc.
  • Line up single file by door and exit in orderly fashion.
  • Fire Drill—Exit to outside door and walk to assigned area away from building..
  • Wait for “all clear” to return to building.
  • Storm Drill‑‑follow teacher's instructions as given.