SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE 3/19/2020:
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope that you are all staying healthy & safe! By now, you may be bored with TV, your phones, video games, social media, etc. You may be wondering what else you can do other than help your parents clean, cook, take care of younger siblings, etc. Many of you may also be curious as to what will happen for the rest of the school year. I wonder the same thing. For now, please keep up to date by checking Google Classroom daily/regularly.
I will be posting materials for review, new information on the remaining units, informal (not graded, at this time) assessments so you can get feedback on what you need to study more for the Regents (if & when that may happen is still an unknown), as well as Regents Review materials & assignments.
PLEASE, reach out to me via email if you have specific questions/concerns or just need to talk about the current situation in the world. It's important that you stay connected with people even though everyone is practicing social distancing. So continue to talk to your friends and family however you can.
Welcome! My name is Ms. Schlagler and I'm excited to be your science teacher.
Please visit your class's Google Classroom for notes, HW assignments, resources, and important reminders.
GRADING POLICY: Weighting subject to change throughout the year; LATE work NOT accepted, unless sick.
Tests = 35%
Quizzes = 20%
Classwork = 10%
Homework = 10%
Labs = 25% (Grade from Lab Teacher)
Final Course Average: 20% from each of the four (4) quarters, 5% Mid-Term exam, 15% Regents/Final ExamFree Periods: 3rd, 6th, & 9th
Extra Help: I am available after school most days. Let's discuss a time when we both can meet for extra help.
About Ms. Schlagler:
I enjoy teaching in the Marlboro Central School District and have previously taught at both the Fallsburg and the Newburgh Enlarged City School Districts. Prior to teaching, I conducted cancer research at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and was a pharmaceutical sales representative for Eli Lilly and Company. I received my BA in Biology from New York University, an MS in Cell Biology and Genetics from Weill-Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and my MAT from SUNY Empire State College. I am certified to teach Biology and General Science.
Click the following links to access the online textbook:
CHAPTER 1 (What is Biology)
CHAPTER 2 (Principles of Ecology)
CHAPTER 3 (Communities and Biomes)
CHAPTER 4 (Population Biology/Population Dynamics)
CHAPTER 5 (Biological Diversity and Conservation)
CHAPTER 6 (The Chemistry of Life)
CHAPTER 7 (A View of the Cell)
CHAPTER 8 (Cellular Transport and the Cell Cycle - Mitosis)
CHAPTER 9 (Energy In A Cell - ATP, Photosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration)
CHAPTER 10 (Mendel's Laws of Heredity - Punnett Squares, Meiosis)
CHAPTER 11 (DNA and Genes)
CHAPTER 12 (Patterns of Heredity and Human Genetics)
CHAPTER 13 (Genetic Technology)
CHAPTER 14 (The History of Life)
CHAPTER 15 (The Theory of Evolution)
CHAPTER 16 (Primate Evolution)
CHAPTER 17 (Organizing Life's Diversity: Classification)
CHAPTER 18 (Viruses and Bacteria)
CHAPTER 19 (Protists)
CHAPTER 20 (Fungi)
CHAPTER 21 (What is a Plant?)
CHAPTER 22 (The Diversity of Plants)
CHAPTER 23 (Plant Structure and Function)
CHAPTER 24 (Reproduction in Plants)
CHAPTER 25 (What is an Animal?)
CHAPTER 26 (Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms & Roundworms)
CHAPTER 27 (Mollusks and Segmented Worms)
CHAPTER 28 (Arthropods)
CHAPTER 29 (Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates)
CHAPTER 30 (Fishes and Amphibians)
CHAPTER 31 (Reptiles and Birds)
CHAPTER 32 (Mammals)
CHAPTER 33 (Animal Behavior)
CHAPTER 34 (Protection, Support and Locomotion)
CHAPTER 35 (The Digestive and Endocrine Systems)
CHAPTER 36 (The Nervous System)
CHAPTER 37 (Respiration, Circulation and Excretion)
CHAPTER 38 (Reproduction and Development)
CHAPTER 39 (Immunity from Diseases)