• All assignments are on Canvas

     

    Supplies needed for AICE Marine

    *3-prong notebook with pockets

    *Notebook paper

    *Ruler

    *Writing utensils (pen, pencil, highlighter, color pencils)

    *Ear Buds

    *Calculator 

    Parents and students, join my Remind group for reminders on quizzes and tests for AICE Marine.  Simply text @6k8c8b to 81010

  • Classroom Management Plan

    ID’s must be worn at all times!

    Classroom Rules

    1. Be respectful of yourself, others and property.
    2. Be prompt.
    3. Be responsible (report writing on desk).
    4. Be present.
    5. Keep cell phone and earbuds away (not visible) in the classroom.
    6. Be a leader, be a learner, be a Tarpon.

    Classroom Procedures

    1. Enter quietly.
    2. Get your assigned book from shelves if needed or Chrombook from the cart.
    3. Go directly to your assigned seat.
    4. Log into assigned Chromebook.
    5. Put cell phone and earbuds away before entering the classroom.
    6. Place all items in the cubby except textbook, folder with paper, and writing utensil.
    7. At the end of class, log out of Chromebook.
    8. Roll chair under table & check for writing on table. (except 7th period, put chair on table.)
    9. Use restroom and get water between classes.
    10. Do not touch water or gas knobs unless instructed.

     

    Teaching Rules/Procedures:

    1. Refrain from talking when the teacher is speaking, teaching, reading, or when other students are reading or presenting.
    2. Cell phone and ear buds away (not visible) until you leave the room.
    3. Anytime a student misses class due to a school function, he/she is expected to be prepared for the next class session. Look on Canvas for assignments. Homework and class work should be secured before the date of absence.
    4. If excused absence due to illness, check Canvas for assignments. Two days for each day of absence shall be given to complete all make-up work. Complete “Assignments to Check” clipboard in classroom.
    5. All policies set forth by Charlotte High School, as well as those discussed in the Student Code of Conduct handbook, will be the main guidelines for class procedures.

     

    Positive Reinforcement

    1. Verbal praise.
    2. Tarpon Ticket.
    3. Recognition of the internal gratification earned by doing “what’s right.”
  • Syllabus 2022-23

    Charlotte High School

    AICE Marine AS Level

    Susan Haynes                                                          

    Room G219

    (941) 575-5450 ext. *7104

    susan.haynes@yourcharlotteschools.net

    Canvas Learning Management System

    Remind App: text @6k8c8b to 81010

    Course Description

    Course Number: 2002515

    Number of Credits: 1

    Course Length: 1 year

    Cambridge International AS Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the teaching of the whole course. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit by passing the exams in the spring.

    Course Objectives and Outline:

    The course will be divided into three basic categories:

    Practical Skills: Experimental planning (making estimates, predictions and hypothesis), presentation of data & observations, evaluation of procedures and data, analysis of data and conclusions.

    AS Level: Water, Earth Processes, Interactions in Marine Ecosystems, Classification and Biodiversity, Examples of Marine Ecosystems

    Text and Ancillary Materials

    Marine Science for Cambridge International AS Level Coursebook

    Supplies

    3-prong folder with pockets

    Notebook paper

    Writing utensils (pen, pencil, highlighter, color pencils)

    Ruler

    Ear Buds

    Policies and Procedures

    1. Enter quietly.
    2. Get your assigned book from shelves if needed.
    3. Go directly to your assigned seat.
    4. Log into assigned Chromebook.
    5. Put cell phone and ear buds away before entering the classroom.
    6. Place all items in the cubby except textbook, folder with paper, and writing utensil. 
    7. At the end of class, log out of your Chromebook.
    8. Roll chair under table & check for writing on table. (except 7th period, put chair on table.)
    9. Use restroom and get water between classes.
    10. Do not touch the water or gas knobs unless instructed.

     

    Grading                                                                                                           Scale

    Tests                                                             100 points each                       A=90-100

    Quizzes                                                         1 point each word                    B=80-89

    Class Work                                                    5 points each                           C=70-79

    Active Reading                                              5 points each                           D=60-69           

    Practical Skills & Projects                              5-25 points each                      F=59 and below                         

    Canvas Assignments                                     5-10 points each section

    Notebook Checks                                          5-25 points each time                        

    ***Grade will be calculated by dividing the total points earned by the total points possible***

     

    Make-Up Work will be provided for all students; however, no activities or assignments can replace the learning that occurs in the classroom when the student is present.  Two (2) days for each day of eligible absences shall be given to complete all class make-up work.  NO OTHER LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Exams, tests, or quizzes & practical skills will be rescheduled at the discretion of the teacher, and must be completed in the classroom within 5 days of the student’s return to school.  If student is absent due to a school activity, work is due the day they return.  This includes test, quiz & practical make-ups. Most assignments are on Canvas so it is your responsibility to check the site daily, especially if you are absent. Be sure to sign the “Assignments to Check” clipboard in the classroom when assignments are completed late due to illness.

    Course Procedures

    This is a self-directed class with several individual assignments. During the course, students will read, actively read, complete practical skills and projects, and complete Canvas assignments while working individually as well as in groups.  Students are expected to study at home daily for quizzes and tests, which must be taken in my classroom, and to complete all assignments on time.  Students are also expected to participate in class, keep track of their progress in FOCUS, and view their Canvas account daily for assignments and announcements.

     

    General Course of Study

                    Semester 1                                                                 Semester 2

            Chapter                       Sections                                       Chapter                            Sections

    Practical Skills

    Introduction, experimental planning, presentation of data & observations, evaluation of procedures & data, analysis of data & conclusions

    4

    Classification & Biodiversity

    4.1 The classification of marine organisms

    4.2 Key groups of marine organisms

    4.3 Biodiversity

    4.4 Populations & sampling techniques

    1

    Water

    1.1   Particle theory and bonding

    1.2   Solubility in water

    1.3   Density & pressure

    5

    Examples of Marine Ecosystems

    5.1 The open ocean

    5.2 The tropical reef

    5.3 The rocky shore

    5.4 The sandy shore

    5.5 The mangrove forest

    2

    Earth Processes

     

    2.1 Tectonic processes

    2.2 Weathering, erosion & sedimentation

    2.3 Tides & ocean currents

      Review for Exam Papers

    3

    Interactions in Marine Ecosystems

    3.1 Interactions

    3.2 Feeding relationships

    3.3 Nutrient cycles

      Introduction to SCUBA

    College Credit: To earn college credit, students must pass the AICE Exams given in the spring.