Biology II

Biology II
Teacher Information
Mrs. Stoner
Phone: 815-493-6341

Course Description
First semester is a continuation of genetics expanding on what is learned in Biology I. This also includes a unit on biotechnology in which students learn electrophoresis and analysis of human diseases. Second semester includes topics in classification, microbiology, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.

Course Objectives
 Students will be able to complete monohybrid, dihybrid, and trihybrid crosses.
 Students will get experience using a gel electrophoresis.
 Students will learn about the evolutionary theory.
 Students will learn about classification and how to classify various items.
 Students will learn about ecology and be able to apply it to various items.

Course Outline
 1st semester
o Molecular genetics
o Human genetics
o Biotechnology
o History of life
 2nd semester
o Evolutionary theory
o Classification
o Principles of ecology
o Biomes, ecosystems, and communities

Grading Policy
I grade on a point scale, therefore everything you complete will go toward you total points. Tests or large projects are worth more points than a homework worksheet but it is important to complete all activities and worksheets. Homework needs to be completed on time. One day late will be 75%, two days late will be 50%, and after that it will be a zero. If you are absent you are responsible to get the work you missed. You will have the number of days you were absent to complete the absent homework, if not turned in during that time frame the same late work percentages will apply. If you are absent and will not have my class on the next day due to block you are still required to come and see me either during passing periods or before or after school. It will be considered late if you wait till class time. Example: you are absent on Tuesday but don’t have my class till Thursday, you need to see me on Wednesday to get your homework so that you are caught up for class on Thursday. If you wait till Thursday, in this example, you will automatically have your work marked one day late.

Grading Scale
100 A+
94-99 A
90-93 A-
88-89 B+
84-87 B
80-83 B-
78-79 C+
74-77 C
70-73 C-
68-69 D+
64-67 D
60-63 D-
59 and Below F

 Homework assignments and lab activities
 Projects and quizzes
 Chapter Tests

Materials Needed
 Textbook / Laptop
 Folder / binder
 Notebook / Paper
 Pens/Pencils
 Assignment Notebook
 Markers / Colored pencils

Classroom Rules / Expectations
 Students will respect themselves and others.
 Students need to be in the room and in their seat when the bell rings. Otherwise you will be considered tardy.
 Students need to bring all materials to class. Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers to retrieve materials.
 Students are to be working on the assigned work or participating in the lecture. No talking is allowed during test or quizzes.
 Students will be working in groups at times, however everyone must contribute equally. Students will be graded individually and as a group.
 Students need to bring laptops to class daily. Failure to do so will result in the students missing a great deal of information.