The course calendars have been updated to reflect our district's closings through Wednesday, September 19th. Test dates and unit dates have been adjusted. Please feel free to review those here on your course calendar. Hope everyone is doing well after the storm!
Parents & students of CTLA, please consider joining us for one of our upcoming meetings on the campus of Johnston Community College. Tuesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM will be the "Meet & Greet" in the Health Building, Room 105. On Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM will be Orientation night on the 2nd floor of the Wilson Building. We hope that you will come on out to meet the faculty and staff of CTLA! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.
Some folks like getting a head start and preparing early, so I will try to give you a run-down of what to expect for the Fall 2018 semester (8 weeks from today!). For any students taking Honors Earth/Environmental Science or Honors Biology, it is my current understanding that you will likely have me, Mr. Bullock, as your teacher. With that said, feel free to browse any of the resources on this website to get familiar with the things we'll be using.
I am currently adding Biology resources and updating EES resources, so you will see more changes as we approach the start of our school year. For both courses, expect plenty of opportunities for discussion and collaboration--plus, building research and inquiry skills will be a part of the process. The hope will be to align the methods of learning course content as closely with your career pathway as possible. After all, that is one thing unique to CTLA!
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to pass those along via the contact form.
Congratulations on the hard work you all put in this semester. Enjoy your summer break...we'll be back before you know it!
Here's a list of some topics to review in preparation for the Biosphere Test (the last unit test of the semester!). As usual, the questions on the test will focus on, but are not limited to, this list below:
A handful of key items to focus on for this test are listed below. However, keep in mind that though the exam will cover all of these, it is not limited to these specific key areas:
Students, use the calendar link below to select an appointment to receive additional help in preparing for the Earth/Environmental Science NC Final Exam. This is not a requirement...it is optional! However, if you are unsure about any topic we've covered, please feel free to sign-up for extra assistance. At the very least, if you do not want to come for tutoring, please feel free to e-mail me any questions you have!
Beginning Monday, April 23rd until Friday, May 11th, you can choose from:
*1-hour slots available from 9:30-10:30 AM daily Monday-Friday
*30-minute slots available from 2:00-2:30 & 2:30-3:00 PM daily Monday-Friday
*30-minute slots available from 5:00-5:30 PM only on Mondays (only 3 available)
If you still see a timeslot showing, then it has not been reserved yet.
The Midterm Exam will assess you on all topics that we have reviewed so far this semester. Please contact me here if you have questions! The topics covered include weathering & erosion, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, astronomy, and the hydrosphere. Some key items to focus on are listed below. However, keep in mind that though the exam will cover all of these, it is not limited to these specific key areas:
Students, you can now access the project rubric for the seminar and model options by clicking here. Or, save this link for future access: bit.ly/hydrocp1
In addition, click here to see the standards that go along with this project, along with a few sample seminar questions. Don't forget, we will have a test on Hydrology key terms on Friday, March 16th (after Spring Break).
I look forward to seeing how all the projects turn out!
Students, review the items below in order to help you prepare for the Astronomy Test. The test is a total of 14 points, nine questions, and will be given this Friday, February 23rd: