HS Botany, v1

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

0.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Dr. Sarah Trotman Lacy

Hi and welcome to the The University of MississippiHigh School at Ole Miss and Botany. I am Dr. Sarah Trotman Lacy, and I will be your online instructor. Just to let you know a little about me, I have taught Biology I, Genetics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Math, and Advanced Placement Biology for the Oxford School District for 39 years and retired in June 2011. I have a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science and Ph. D. from the University of Mississippi. I have two sons, Brooks and Stuart; 1 grandson, Bennett; and four cats, Missy, Coco, Kitt and Isabell. I hope that you will enjoy this course.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Botany is a one semester (one half credit) course applying basic biological principles to the study of plants. Topics studied include morphological characteristics of each division and variation in their reproduction, taxonomy, and physiology. This course will cover 16 of the 27 chapters of the text, Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and The Environment by Linda Berg, 2nd Edition, 2008. Several chapters will be tested together.

I am here to help so when you have questions, just e-mail me. The approach to each lesson is to download the Objective Page and the Powerpoint slides. There are reading assignments and questions to be answered and these are listed on the objectives page. The questions will be answered online with each lesson. I hope you enjoy your experience in Botany at the University of Mississippi The University of MississippiHigh School. If I can be of assistance, just let me know.

The competencies, printed in bold face type, are the part of the framework that is required to be taught to all students. Competencies do not have to be taught in the order presented in the framework. The competencies are presented in outline form for consistency and easy reference throughout the framework. Competencies are intentionally broad in order to allow school districts and teachers the flexibility to create a curriculum that meets the needs of their students. They may relate to one, many, or all of the science framework strands and may be combined and taught with other competencies throughout the school year. Competencies provide a guideline of on-going instruction, not isolated units, activities, or skills. The competencies are not intended to be a list of content skills that are taught and recorded as "mastered."

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN NOT GO TO THE NEXT LESSON WITHOUT FINISHING THE LESSON YOU ARE WORKING ON!

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and The Environment by Linda Berg

Thomson/Brooks/Cole Publishers 2nd Edition 2008 ISBN-10 0-495-38478-X ISBN-13 978-0-49-538478-6

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

The objectives indicate how competencies can be fulfilled through a progression of content and concepts at each grade level and course. Many of the objectives are interrelated rather than sequential, which means that objectives are not intended to be taught in the specific order in which they are presented. Multiple objectives can and should be taught at the same time.

1
Apply inquiry-based and problem-solving processes and skills to scientific investigations.
2
Distinguish among the characteristics of botanical organization, structure, and function.
3
Demonstrate an understanding of plant reproduction.
4
Draw conclusions about the factors that affect the adaptation and survival of plants.
5
Relate an understanding of plant genetics to its uses in modern living.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 16 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lessons
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Introductions Blog post
1
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Science of Botany, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding
2
Chapter 2: The Chemical Composition of Cells, Powerpoint lecture
Proctored chapter exam
3
Chapter 3: Plant Cells, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
4
Chapter 4: Metabolism in Cells, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
5
Chapter 5: Plant Tissues and the Multicellular Plant Body, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
6
Chapter 6: Plant Organs: Roots, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
7
Chapter 7: Plant Organs: Stems, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
8
Chapter 8: Plant Organs: Leaves, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
9
Chapter 9: Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
10
Chapter 10: Mineral Nutrition and Transport in Plants, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding
11
Chapter 11: Growth Responses and Regulation of Growth, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
12
Chapter 18: The Classification of Plants and Other Organisms, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
13
Chapter 22: Introduction to the Plant Kingdom: Bryophytes, Powerpoint lecture
Questions for understanding
14
Chapter 23: The Plant Kingdom: Seedless Vascular Plants, Powerpoint lectures
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
15
Chapter 24: The Plant Kingdom: Gymnosperms, Powerpoint lectures
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam
16
Chapter 25: The Plant Kingdom: Flowering Plants, Powerpoint lectures
Questions for understanding, Proctored chapter exam

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

  • Questions from each chapter: 30%
  • Tests from each chapter: 70%
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