We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

John F. Kennedy

Read this please:
Marine Bio is an elective for people who really want to learn about the oceans.
You should be prepared to work for your good grade...

Homework assignments are usually over 2 or 3 days and projects are common.

Above all else, I want you to enjoy your experience in here and to take away both knowledge and appreciation for the "briney depths"

Please feel free to come in for extra help any morning from 7:00 or in the afternoons by appointment if after 3:00

I grade on a point system that has no weighting:
Homeworks are usually 10 points each,
Quizzes are small (10 - 20 pts) and unannounced
Tests are around 80 - 100 points Projects are 20-100 points (depending on their size and time expenditure)

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Assignments
 Due date
 
 
Cover book 
  2/5/14
  Picture with book # OK
 
 Read ch 1 and compile vocab list
 By Friday 2/7
 
 
  NOAA Exploration Quest
Independent research mini-report
Mon 2/10
 
 Chapter 2 notes ocean basins etc
  Thurs 2/27
 
 
  Chapter 3 notes 
Friday 3/7
   
 
Hurricane Sandy Project Assignment Description & Rubric
  Due wednesday 3/12/14
 
 
 Hurricane Sandy project poster  (for "then & now" board)
  Weds 3/12
 Max 8.5x11"
 
  Unit 1 test (Chapters 1-3) 
  Tues 3/25
  Use this review sheet!
 
Basic Bio (chapter 4) quiz
  Thurs 4/3
 
Read Chap 5 and take notes for Tuesday
  Tues 4/8
 
Algae (protist) things... Sargassum lecture / open ocean
4/9-11
 
  Invertebrate project  Project description
  5/5/14
 
 
Chapter 8 (Fishes) notes
  5/12/14
1 full week to take these notes
 
Fish Poster Poster description / rubric
  5/20
  Make it "nice!"

 
 Chap 17 "resources from the Ocean" 
 5/29 Thurs
 Fishing strategies in class.
 
 Chordata: Chapter 9 "Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals"
***  "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
 A return to the sea
Who said that?
 
Marine ecosystem project. 
  presentations start fri. 6/6
 
 Marine Ecosystems notes (chap 10)
  weds 6/4
  Include the vocab sheet I gave you last week
 
  
 

 
 
 Notes due
 
   
  Notes due
 
 Final exam Review