• Class Syllabus & Expectations



    Mr. Joseph Holland




    Class Description:









    Environmental Science is a half year course designed to provide a foundation in the concepts involved in the interaction between humans and their natural environment.  In addition it introduces many of the modern techniques used to investigate environmental issues. It touches on topics such as conservation, renewable energy sources, population and more.  Projects are designed to spark students awareness of their effect on the environment and to acquaint them with the many ways they can improve their role within it.  Students are also encouraged to think for themselves and to begin basing their opinions on credible information.




    Class Objectives:







    Students will:

    1)      Identify and examine current environmental issues that are affecting our present and future societies.

                      2)      Discuss and debate the actions needed to sustain a healthy environment.

    3)      Evaluate the impact and importance of selected environmental issues on individuals and groups.














    • Alternative Energy Sources


    • Fossil Fuels


    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


    • Agriculture and Society


    • Humans and the Environment


    • Population


    • Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources


    • Related Topics of Student Interest









    • Tests  =  100 pts each
    • Projects (any assignment requiring more than 1 day to complete)  =  40/50 pts each


    • Lab and Quiz  =  20/30 pts each
    • Homework (Vocabulary/Current Events/Etc…)  =  10/20 pts each
    • Extra Credit  =  Points Vary


       Marking Period Grade  =  Total Points Earned / Total Points Available  





       Final Grade = (Q1 x .2) + (Q2 x .2) + (Q3 x .2) + (Q4 x .2) + (MT x .1) + (Fin x .1)









    Missed Work:


    1)      You are responsible for all missed assignments due to absence. If you are absent the day of a test you will be expected to take it the day you return to school.  Alternate arrangements will be made for extended absences.


    2)      Missed assignments can be found in the Missed Homework File in the classroom.



    Rules and Expectations:


    • Respect the teacher


    • Respect your classmates


    • Respect yourself.


    • Arrive on time (Three late arrivals will result in a detention.  Discipline reports will be filed for any more than three)


    • Bring all needed materials to class.


    • No eating or drinking


    • Follow directions


    • Remain on task and do not disturb classmates


    • Raise your hand for permission to speak or get out of your seat.
Last Modified on May 16, 2021