|Instructor:||Dr. Donald S. Emmeluth, B.S., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D|
|Office:||Science Center, Room 1304|
|Office Hours:||By appointment|
|Class Times:||Tuesday - Thursday, 2:35-4:30 p.m.|
|Class Dates:||August 17 -December2, 2010|
|Textbook:||Conceptual Integrated Science by Hewitt, et.al.|
The content of ISCI 2001 and ISCI 2002 is intended to standardize the science content studied by
students who are enrolled in Area F of the Teacher Education (Early Childhood
Education Option) concentration. The courses were developed
to address the
The following information is nearly identical to what instructors will be presenting the students enrolled in ISCI 2002.
ISCI 2001 and its laboratory component is content based – it is NOT a science methods (pedagogy) course. The course was specifically developed for early childhood education majors. It is designed to provide a conceptual framework for basic scientific principles and processing skills which are required for inquiry (discovery) and problem solving. Hands-on group activities and laboratory experiments will be used to reinforce the concepts presented in the lecture portion of the course.
Students are required to attend all scheduled class lectures and laboratory activities. If a lecture is missed, it is the student’s responsibility to secure lecture notes from a classmate or the class website if applicable. Students are responsible for making sure that any materials given out during a class time you have missed have been obtained. Absence does not remove the responsibility and subsequent penalties derived from failing to turn in assignments on time.
lt is expected that you are aware of and
understand that you are bound by the principles of honesty and integrity as
outlined in the current
A STUDENT ACCUMULATES MORE THAN THREE (3) UNEXCUSED ABSENCES, THAT STUDENT WILL
BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COURSE. REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED
The last date to withdraw from class
without receiving a WF is
A word of caution:
Students who have a failing grade prior
Lecture and laboratory begin promptly at Serial lateness will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the class. Try to take care of your personal needs before class or during the break. Leaving class early, without the permission of the instructor, is not allowed.
Electronic Communication devices should
be deactivated or left elsewhere. We do not wish to be disturbed during
lecture or laboratory times unless you can show a documentable reason. This means
pagers, beepers or cell phones or any other device
that goes beep in the day or night. Electronic devices with photographic
capabilities may not be used without the expressed
written consent of the instructor. Text messaging during class time is rude and
grounds for dismissal from the class. Instructors
have the right to confiscate cell phones or other electronic devices that are being used in class when they should not be. This action
has the backing and sanction of the Dean of Student Affairs. Failure to adhere
to these rules is grounds for removable from class with a grade of WF.
Electronic devices with photographic capabilities may not be used without the expressed written consent of the instructor. Text messaging during class time is rude and grounds for dismissal from the class. Instructors have the right to confiscate cell phones or other electronic devices that are being used in class when they should not be. This action has the backing and sanction of the Dean of Student Affairs. Failure to adhere to these rules is grounds for removable from class with a grade of WF.
Honor Code Policy
It is the student’s responsibility to follow the AASU Honor Code. The Code may be found in the College Catalog or on the University’s Website. Failure to abide by the code will result in a Grade of F for that assignment. Disregard of the Honor Code statutes will result in a grade of F for the course and/or disciplinary action by the University’s Honor Code Board.
Violation of the Honor Code is not only about an individual cheating but also about having knowledge of someone cheating/plagiarizing on a graded assignment and not reporting it to the instructor.
Your FINAL GRADE in this course will be determined by a weighted average of your lecture grade and your laboratory grade. (see separate sheet on Grading)
To pass this course
requires that you MUST PASS BOTH THE LECTURE
Grade determinations for lecture and lab examinations and final grades will be based on the following alpha-numeric equivalences:
A = 89.5 - 100
B = 79.5 - 89.4
C = 69.5 – 79.4 (70 is the minimum grade required to receive credit for the course according to the Early Childhood Education guidelines)
D = 59.5 - 69.4 (60 is the minimum passing grade)
F = BELOW 59.5
Laboratory Grades will consist of the following three parts. There will be two major laboratory exams – a midterm exam and a final exam. In addition, there will be regular quizzes which will cover the previous week’s materials. Finally, there will be a minimum of ten (10) graded laboratory reports.
For the Lecture Grade there will be two parts. Three lecture exams will be given. Also there will be activity sheets to be answered and turned in. At least ten (10) of these activity sheets will be graded. You will not be told ahead of time which ones will be graded.