Syllabus

Instructor: Mr. Chris Showalter  
Phone: 678-874-7135  
Email: chris.showalter@fernbank.edu  
Room: FSC Bird Room  

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Day 1 Introduction; Natural Selection; ID Review
Day 2 Hominid Lab; Taxonomy; Vertebrate Mysteries
Day 3 *Bird Banding; Homework Due
Day 4 Unit Test; Characteristics Lab; Stickleback Virtual Lab
Day 5 *Lullwater Park Field Trip
Day 6 Identification Test; Amphibians (Bio-indicators); *Amphibian Sampling Lab
  *Indicates Outdoor Activities

CURRICULUM STANDARDS:

GRADING:

Assignment Total Points Assignment Total Points
Vertebrate I.D. Test (S) 100 pts Characteristics Lab (GP) 100 pts
Hominid Lab (GP) 100 pts Field Walk Checklist (ADL) 50 pts
Unit Test (S) 50 pts Bio-indicator Lab (GP) 100 pts
Vertebrate Chart Hmwk (GP) 50 pts Bird Banding (ADL) 50 pts

S–Summative; GP-Guided Practice; ADL-Assessment During Learning

Reminders – there will be NO late work accepted without an excused absence from the STT office. Cheating will not be tolerated and will earn all parties involved automatic zeros. *Please wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.