RECOMMENDED PREPARATION AND BASIC SKILLS
Number problems do not go beyond solving for single variables (find "x"), rates, and proportions. Students should be able to solve high school level math problems (percents, rates, fractions).
Lab supplies: ruler,
calculator, red & blue
Final Exam: Friday, May 16, 8:00 AM- 9:52 AM - Final Exam Schedule
Assessment & Evaluation:
The examinations will cover
Anyone who has a VISA and needs extra time or facilities will take examinations in the C.A.T. and must bring in the appropriate paperwork at least 2 days prior to each exam (as per the instructions for the VISA and C.A.T.). Failure to do so will result in taking the examination in class with everyone else.
The Final Examination will have 100 points on the material since the 3rd examination and 100 points of comprehensive questions. If you learn as you go, the comprehensive section will be easy. If you don't learn the material either before each examination (poor grade), or after the examination (using the exam to see what you didn't know), then the entire last section will be difficult, not just the comprehensive, because the course is cumulative in nature. This means that to understand a new topic, the past topic(s) must be understood.
This is especially relevant in the last section of the course as climate is the average of weather (all the previous chapters).
The final examination for graduating seniors will be waived IF the grade average after Lab Test 4 is above 90%.
The quizzes on D2L are questions pertaining to each chapter assigned in the text book. Look only in that chapter for the answers. You have several days to several weeks to complete the online quizzes. Therefore, there is no makeup or extension. As soon as 5 PM of the day it's due is reached, D2L will turn the quiz off. If you put it off until the last minute and make mistakes or have computer troubles, that is your decision.
You also have a limited time to complete each quiz. Read the chapter ahead of time so you know where to look. The questions are taken directly from the chapter in the text.
The labs themselves will not be graded. However, all material on labs will be tested after every 3 labs. This would include the problems you did on the lab, the vocabulary on the lab, and the explanations on the lab. Simply writing the answer down on the lab in a group effort doesn't mean that you know it. Make sure you know it and not just your lab neighbor!
Homework assignments will be found under "Quizzes" on D2L when they become available. You have several weeks when D2L makes each assignment available, so there are no extentions because you forgot or put it off until the afternoon that it's due and your computer malfunctioned.
The reading assignments are given on the syllabus. The day that the assignment is listed is the day BY which it should be read.
To pass the course you will need a total average of more than 60%.
Cell Phones: Cell phones & electronic devices should be silent in class. If your "vibration mode" is louder than your ringer, just turn the phone off.
Any phone or communication device that is heard or seen being used (texting/email) in class will require the owner to bring treats for the entire class to the next class. .Failure to do so will forfeit 10 homework points from whatever your total (0 > -10).
Intro Meteorology Modules - Earth-Sun Geometry, Radiation, Climate Controls, Moisture, & Hurricanes.
"Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your education opportunities."