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Natural Science - Year I

Unit 0: Welcome to Natural Science Year One

Course Materials are always under revision! Weblecture content may change anytime prior to two weeks before scheduled chat session for content.

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Parents Guide for Unit 0


This Unit's Homework Page History Lecture Science Lecture Lab Parents' Notes

Parent Notes: Course Overview

Please become familiar with the following resources at the Natural Science course so that you understand the course expectations and requirements.

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Checklist

One way to help your student organize coursework is to create a checklist with due dates each week, and stick to it. The Procedures, the Parent Guide, and the Student Guide pages give several suggestions for possible schedules. Each unit contains the following tasks (you may want to copy off this checklist to use for subsequent units):

  • To prepare for the next chat session:
    1. ____Check the homework page on the course content site for the history weblecture, science weblecture, mastery exercise, special assignments, lab work, and optional web reading
    2. ____Read the history web lecture, including the linked off-site materials, making notes for review and listing questions to ask in chat
    3. ____Read the science web lecture, including the linked off-site materials, making notes for review and listing questions to ask in chat
    4. ____Attempt the mastery exercises for the unit at least once all the way through, noting any questions that stump you.
    5. ____Write your answer to the essay topic assigned in the forum
    6. ____Study the lab assignment and make note of any questions you have on performing the lab; be sure to ask these in chat or email the instructor
    7. ____Attend chat and ask your questions, defend your forum essay, and participate in the discussion
  • After the chat session:
    1. ____Complete the mastery exercises and achieve 85% or better
    2. ____Take the Moodle Unit Quiz: note these have limited availability dates and plan accordingly!
    3. ____Perform the assigned lab, analyze your data, and post your lab report by the due date

Parent Notes: Our First Chat of the Year

Below are notes on the main points of each assignment.