BVSW Science, 9th Grade Presentation

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BVSW Science, 9th Grade Presentation

  1. 2. Blue Valley Southwest Welcome to the Timberwolf Pack!
  2. 3. Biology at BVSW <ul><li>It is VERY fun to study the systems and processes of life! </li></ul><ul><li>Your journey begins here! </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Credit: Brian Petersen </li></ul>
  3. 4. The BVSW Science Department
  4. 5. Our Awesome Biology Teachers <ul><li>Mr. White, Mrs. Dunn, Mr. Thimm </li></ul>
  5. 6. A Science Classroom
  6. 7. A Science Classroom
  7. 8. A Science Classroom
  8. 9. The first two years: <ul><li>Biology or Honors Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Earth-Space Sophomore </li></ul><ul><li> Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy Field Biology </li></ul><ul><li> & and/or </li></ul><ul><li> Physiology Zoology </li></ul>
  9. 10. Biology & Honors Biology <ul><li>Same curriculum for both classes </li></ul><ul><li>Same textbook for both classes </li></ul><ul><li>More rigor and depth in Honors. </li></ul><ul><li>Exams in Honors have more depth & require “faster processing”. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical methods of analysis are used in Honors… solid math skills are needed. </li></ul>
  10. 11. The 7 Skills of Successful Students in Honors Biology: <ul><li>High reading comprehension level </li></ul><ul><li>Solid algebraic skills…we learn & use statistics in data analysis! </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery of scientific concepts evidenced by strong science grades in middle school </li></ul>
  11. 12. 7 Skills of Successful Students in Honors Biology: <ul><li>Demonstrates solid study habits & can devote after school time to many projects </li></ul><ul><li>Is motivated & independently advocates for assistance from teachers (before/after school, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on quality over quantity…process over goal! </li></ul><ul><li>Well-organized with due dates </li></ul>
  12. 14. Contacts & Websites: <ul><li>Dr. Martens </li></ul><ul><li>Science Dept. Chair </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>BVSW website-click on “Science Department” </li></ul><ul><li>See you in August! </li></ul>

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