Jernigan: Marine Biology Summerville
Marine Biology Lab
Grade: 10-12th grades
Instructor: Erin Jernigan
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $32
Books required: Exploring Creation With Marine Biology 2nd edition, a Solutions and Test Manual, Apologia Marine Biology Student Notebook.
Course Description: This lab course concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. This lab course will include experimentation, dissection (Clam, Sea star (starfish), Dogfish shark, Natural sponge and Non-living coral specimen) and microscopy. The lab grade counts for ⅓ of the overall Marine Biology grade. Students need to have read through the experiment prior to the lab. The student’s lab grade will be based on weekly lab reports, quizzes and lab participation. Lab assignments will be submitted electronically to the instructor via google classroom. See google classroom for the grading rubric and expectations for each lab report. You are responsible for labs when you are absent from class. Communicate with the lab teacher concerning any make-up labs within 24 hours of a missed class. Tests and other “at-home work” are graded by the parent and make up the remaining 2/3 of the course grade. Students read the modules at home and parents grade all text work (tests, study guides, on-your-own questions). Students are expected to keep up pace with the “at home work” per lab schedule. It is the responsibility of the student to check google classroom for updates and posted grades. Assignments not turned in will be marked with a “0” until they are submitted. If you see an assignment marked as a “0” and feel it is in error, it is your responsibility to communicate with the teacher. Late assignments will drop 1 letter grade each week they are late. If a student chooses to resubmit their lab report, they may do so no later than one week from the original due date of the assignment. They may earn up to half of the points that were lost in the report’s first submission. Late reports are not eligible for resubmission. The lab schedule may change throughout the semester per teacher discretion.