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Biological Diversity is the study of living things. It is an evolutionary approach to the six kingdoms used by modern taxonomists to classify all organisms. The kingdoms include: Archeabacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course.


Teacher: Ms. Fiore

Room: 305

Help class: Tuesdays or Thursdays

Course: Biological Diversity

Text: Biology

(Prentice Hall) Miller and Levine, 2002   The text is available on-line.

Expectations:   Students will arrive in class, prepared, and be seated before the bell rings. Proper conduct is expected at all times.

Preparation:   Students will be prepared with a textbook, paper, construction paper, three-ring binder, pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, highlighters, and colored markers.

Students will keep an organized notebook. In most instances, they will be able to be used during a quiz or test, so it is very important for you to keep it organized and up to date.

Mondays:  Each day’s assignment for the week will be on the board. Assignments are due the following day, unless stated otherwise. Upcoming tests, notebook checks, etc. will generally be given in these assignments.

Daily: You will arrive in class prepared. The previous day’s assignment will be collected at the beginning of class (for full credit). Class-work and homework assignments that are not “graded” will be collected and “checked off” for completion. These assignments count as 20% of your term grade! This “participation grade” is added at the midterm and end of each term. Late assignments will be accepted for partial credit.

Topics to be discussed in Biological Diversity:

Chapters 19-22, 26-32 Biodiversity, A Six Kingdom Survey

I have read and understand the information in the Biological Diversity Course Syllabus.

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