• Course Overview

    Title of Course: Science

    Teacher’s Name: Mr. Cassel

    Teacher Information: Planning hour 10:00 – 10:55

    Teacher Phone: 810-591-6866

    Teacher email: acassel@carmanainsworth.org

    Overview of Content:

    The 3 Units that will be covered during the course of the year include:

    • EcoSystems
    • Matter and Earth
    • Dynamic Earth

    Texts and/or Other Required Materials:  

    • A new consumable textbook for each unit of study
    • A vocabulary/note book for each unit of study
    • I would like each student to have a dry erase marker and a highlighter. Pencils and silent reading book are needed daily.

    Format and Activities:

    • Class will be conducted using lecture, discussion and group activities.
    • Students are expected to participate during discussions and activities.

    Grading Practices and Procedures:

    • Student's grades will be calculated on a point system. The total points during a marking period are from the homework, quizzes and test given (totals may vary by the marking period)
    • late work will be accepted at a lower grade:
      • 1 day late = -10%
      • 2 days late = -20%
      • 3 days late = -50%
      • More than 3 days late = 0%

    Grading Scale:

    • A 100% - 94%
    • A- 93% -  90%
    • B+ 89% - 86%
    • B 85% - 83%
    • B- 82% - 80%
    • C+ 79% - 76%
    • C 75% - 73%
    • C- 72% - 70%
    • D+ 69% - 66%
    • D 65%  - 63%
    • D- 62% - 60%
    • E Below 60%

    Classroom Rules and Procedures:

    • All rules from the student handbook will be enforced.
    • Students who miss school bear the responsibility to ask their teachers what assignments they missed.
    • Students who choose to be disruptive to the learning environment will be removed from the classroom and referred to a principal.

    Other Comments:

    A positive home-school relationship is vital to your student’s success. Communication is the key! Please feel free to contact me anytime about your child. I’m looking forward to a great year!