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Course:  349

Marine Biology  and The Chesapeake Bay      

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Instructor:  Mr. Lawrence Wineke

Office:   Room 121  Academic Assistance:  See posted schedule in room 121 for office hours.

Course Description:  During the first semester the student will use basic principles of Marine Biology to study the interactions and interrelationships of the Ocean's environments.  Emphasis will be given to the cycles of nature, food pyramids and the effects of human growth and development.   In the second semester, the student will utilize his acquired oceanographic knowledge while investigating several aspects and concerns about The Chesapeake Bay.  This part of the course is devoted to a complete understanding of the development, impact and changes that have occurred throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed during it's existence, especially the present.  The course format will consist of lectures, seminars, lab activities, long term research projects, and related field trips.


1.Marine Biology: An Ecological Approach by James W. Nybakken.  Fifth Edition, 2001.  Benjamin Cummings, an imprint of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

2.Chesapeake Bay  A Field Guide Nature of the Estuary by Christopher P. White with drawings by Karen Teramura.  Fifth printing, 1997.  Tidewater Publishers.

2003 Summer Reading:    Bay Country by Tom Horton.  The student will be tested on this book.

Guidelines and Rules:  Be on time for class !  Tardiness receives detention.  Each student must follow Calvert Hall's academic, field trip and Internet and computer use policies. These regulations will be strictly enforced. No copying of another's work will be tolerated. All assignments must be turned in on time. Late work will not be accepted and a grade of zero will be given. All work must be typed and proper guidelines followed in accordance with required margins, fonts, spacing, and insertion of graphs, photos, or diagrams.  A work sited page is required with all reports, research, and projects.  If  a student is absent from class for any reason, it is the student's responsibility to be prepared for the next class.  Check " The Wizard's " Homepage for the necessary information.  Also, the student must see Mr. Wineke in his office ( room 121 ) before homeroom on the first day of the student's return to school.  If the Guidelines and Rules are not followed, the student's grade will be penalized.

CHEATING or Copying another's work will receive a grade of zero ( 0 ) and may cause the student to fail this course.

Classwork and Homework:  " The Wizard's Homepage " is an important avenue of communication that lists information that you will need to review frequently.  You will also receive a handout that will outline the required assignments.  The address is:

Notebooks:  Each student must have an organized notebook that contains only science materials. Specific sections must be used for the various topics; seminar / lecture notes, quiz/test, handouts, lab reports/activities, vocabulary, projects, homework, fieldtrip journal.

Evaluation:  Each semester will be calculated as follows.

80 % = Semester work

20 % = Semester Exam

Field Trips:   The field trip schedule, location, date and times will be given to all students during the semesters.  In order for each student to attend a field trip the student must fill out a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian and return it to Mr. L. Wineke on the date due.  There may be costs [lunch/drink, admission, transportation (bus)] for these field trips and the student will be responsible for these costs.  I will do my best to keep the costs low.  The following are possibilities: ( suggestions are welcome )

Governor's Annual Youth Summit ( University of Maryland College ) student number restricted

1. UMBI "  Biofilms and Biodiversity :  ( Baltimore Inner Harbor; Columbus Center, Pratt Street ) and Baltimore National Aquarium ( same location ).  all sections.

2. Hart-Miller Island ( Back River / Chesapeake Bay )

3. UMBI " Oysters "

4. UMBI " Plankton in the Bay "

5.  Day's Cove ( Near Route 40 East towards Joppatown;  Baltimore, MD. )

6.  Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ( St. Michaels, MD. ) all sections.

7.  Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institute ( Washington, D.C. )

Internet usage in school and at home:   I remind you to thoroughly read the Calvert Hall College High School policies on the proper usage of the computers and other technological equipment that may be used for this course, 349 MBCB, throughout the school year.  Follow these regulations to the letter.  Each student needs his own 3 1/2 " disk or Zip 100 disk with him at all times.  I suggest a zip 100 disk to be used for projects because of the graphics needed and the 3 1/2 " be used for  homeworks, lab/activity reports and projects.

Semesters Project:  You will have a long term research project for each semester of this school year. The project will be a oral power point presentation, video presentation or research that includes an experiment related to the course of study.  All project topics must be approved by Mr. Wineke before any research begins.  The project will begin within the first week of school and conclude two weeks before the semester ends.  There will be several project drafts required during the semester.  Specific collection times will be announced at a later date.

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