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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Within this course students will be learning the Next Generation Science Standards while providing a positive Islamic learning environment. Student will be experiencing science through hands-on activities, note taking, lectures, and presentations.

The following are science topics that Inshallah we will be covering throughout the year.

  • Chemical Reactions
  • Energy
  • Forces and Interactions
  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Growth/Development/Reproduction of Animals
  • Engineering Design

TEXTBOOK: Students are assigned several Pearson Science textbook/workbooks throughout the year.  Students are responsible for the books throughout the school year. Any lost or damaged books will be charged a fine. 


CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:
CLASSROOM RULES & EXPECTATIONS 
Be Prompt- Arrive to class on-time everyday and be in your seat working on the warm-up activity when the bell rings.
Be Prepared- Come prepared for class everyday with all of the necessary materials (i.e. pencil, school supplies, worksheets, homework, and proper uniform).
Be Productive- Remain on task in class at all times, follow directions, and stay seated unless you have been given
permission to do otherwise.
Be Patient- Quietly raise your hand if you have a question or comment and wait calmly for the teacher to respond. Do not whine or complain if the teacher does not respond right away. 
Be Polite- Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teachers with your words and actions. Do not vandalize, destroy, or steal other people’s personal belongings. Respect your classroom environment.

If a student CHOOSES to ignore one of the above expectations: 
  • First Consequence: Verbal Warning 
  • Second Consequence: Written Warning 
  • Third Consequence: Teacher/Parent Contact 
  • Fourth Consequence: Recess Detention and Parent Contact 
  • Fifth Consequence: Recess Detention and Parent Contact 
  • Sixth Consequence: Parent Meeting with Student, Teacher and Administration 
  • Seventh Consequence: After School Detention with Parent Supervision 15 minutes (3:30-3:45) 
  • Eighth Consequence: After School Detention with Parent Supervision 30 minutes (3:30-4:00) 
  • Ninth + Consequence: Administration Discretion 

*We promise to apply ALL consequences FAIRLY and CONSISTENTLY, because we believe your child deserves no less. In addition, we reserve the right to use the above consequences as we believe is most appropriate in any individual circumstance.

If a student CHOOSES to behave appropriately, he/she will receive one or more of the following positive consequences:
  • Positive Phone Call Home
  • Positive Note Home
  • Extra-Curricular Time
  • Student/Teacher Generated Rewards

 

GRADES: Student’s grades will reflect on three categories throughout the year: formative assessment, summative assessment and a final quarter exam. The summative assessment includes tests, quizzes, and projects. The formative assessment includes daily homework, lab activities, and classwork.

The following explains how students’ grades are calculated.

Formative                          60%    

Summative                         35%                            

Participation                         5%