Mrs. Taylor's Science Synopsis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Progress Reports

Progress Reports go out Wednesday, April 22nd!

Students, check your grades!

Parents, please check your parent accounts.

This Week!

The semester is winding down quickly! There are only a few assignments left to complete! Keep up the good work and finish strong this semester!
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Next Assignment Due Date

Your next Assignment Due Date is Friday, May 1st . At that time, the following assignments will be due:


Adaptation of the Human Hand Lab

Survival of the Fittest Discussion

Behavior and Adaptation Quiz

Does Coloration Support Natural Selection? Lab

Biological Evolution Test


Looking ahead, here is the schedule for the week prior to your FINAL EXAM:

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Final Exams

Things to know about final exam week:


1. If you do not submit all of your work by the assignment due date (Friday, May 1st), the latework penalty is as follows:


Monday, May 4th: -10%

Tuesday, May 5th: -20%


No work will be accepted after Tuesday, May 5th, at 11:59pm.


2. Your final exam will be accessible beginning Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00am. Access to your final exam will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, May 7th.


3. Your final exam consists of thirty questions and is TIMED. You will have 90 minutes from the time you begin your attempt to complete your exam, assuming you attempt and complete your exam during the window of opportunity. Do not wait until the last minute to complete your final exam!

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Taylor's Tips

Want to improve your chances of doing well on your upcoming Final Exam? It covers a great deal of information, from each of the units we have covered this semester:


Reproduction, Matter and Energy, Ecosystems, Biological Evolution and Natural Selection.


1. Review your previous tests and quizzes for each of these units.


2. Go back through the modules and play through each of the review games/interactives.


3. Listen to my recordings, and use the review games within each unit to quiz yourself.


4. Ask questions! If something is confusing or doesn't make sense as you review the material, feel free to ask me!

Do Over! (Remediation Opportunity)

Would you like to have the opportunity to replace one not-so-good grade with a great one! Well - you have it! Here are the steps you need to take to make this happen!


1. Decide which assignment, lab, project, quiz, or test grade you would like to try to replace.

2. In our Discussion Forum, under "Remediation Opportunity," post the name of this assignment.

3. You will not be redoing the exact same assignment. I will post an assignment for you that closely mimics the original assignment. You will be able to access this assignment in the Dropbox Folder entitled, "Remediation Opportunity." Download your new assignment, complete it, and upload the completed assignment to the same Dropbox folder.


Remember, this opportunity is completely OPTIONAL and is NOT required.

Weekly Synchronous Session/Office Hours

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

Mrs. Taylor

Please email or page me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am here to help you!