Honors Marine Science

  • Image result for coral reefHave you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean’s surface live and thrive? It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science, you will begin to understand a great deal more about the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. Through the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, and problem solving, you will conduct various scientific procedures that will lead to an increased level of knowledge about Marine Science. You will also have the opportunity to use technology and laboratory instruments in an academic setting. By recognizing the inherent ethics and safety procedures necessary in advanced experiments, you will become progressively more confident in your abilities as a capable marine scientist.


Marine Science Portfolios

  • This course does not currently utilize the class website for portfolio instructions.


    Please refer to your Connexus lesson for portfolio instructions.  You are encouraged to click to the submission page for each lesson to see if it is being required before you begin working on portfolios in the course.  If the dropbox is closed/ unavailable, you can consider the preceding activity a PRACTICE activity.  Take notes as needed, but no need to submit.

  • You need to cite sources any time and every time that you use someone else's words or ideas to answer a question, write a paper or presentation, post in a discussion board, or anything else. The only things you don't need to cite are your own opinions and experiences or common knowledge (e.g. the sun rises in the east and sets in the west).

    Failing to cite sources is considered plagiarism, so when in doubt, cite! Here are some tips to help you increase the quality of your papers and avoid plagiarism:

    • Always cite all of your sources using one style consistently throughout your paper (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

    • Cite sources using the correct information about the source where you found the information (e.g. don't quote Wikipedia in your paper but cite it as a different source on your reference list)

    • Use BOTH in-text citations and full citations on the References or Works Cited page at the end of the paper

    • Use quotation marks for direct quotations

    • Paraphrase properly by putting ideas into your own words and citing the source

      • Avoid changing only a couple of words from the source

      • Avoid using the same sentence structure as the source

    • Present your ideas in your own words supported by your research

      • Your paper should be mostly your own ideas and work with support from other sources

    • Turn in your own paper not someone else's

    • Turn in a paper you created uniquely for the class assignment and not a paper you completed for a previous class or assignment

    • Keep thorough notes while doing your research including citation of the source (title, author, URL, etc.), quotation marks around direct quotes, note when you paraphrase or summarize, and page numbers (when applicable).


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