All posts by Robert Faust

Native California Trees

California is home to the tallest, largest, and oldest trees on the planet. We have some of the most amazing forests in the world. It’s surprising that so many of the trees we plant in our cities are not native California trees. The CLHS biology class put together this website of some of the trees that are true native Californians.

Visit the website here (or click the image above).

Southwestern Deserts

 

The southwestern United States is dominated by two large deserts. The Mojave (primarily in California) and the Sonoran (primarily in Arizona and Mexico).

While studying ecosystems, the CLHS biology class prepared this website on the plants and animals of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Each student prepared a page for one plant and one animal.

View their work here:

https://sites.google.com/clhsonline.net/deserts/

Nature of America

From 1999-2010, the U.S. Postal Service released a series of stamp sheets on ecosytems of the United States. Ons sheet was released each year. These stamp sheets featured paintings of plants and animals from an ecosytem compressed into a single image.

While studying ecosytems, the CLHS biology class took a closer look at some of the organisms in these stamps.

Check out what they found.

Filter Madness

Plyoballs – Jonathan Shiery

#nofilter is a popular tag in social media photography to indicate that no filter “magic” was needed to create the image. This project celebrates digital imaging filters. The CLHS photography students were encouraged to use filters and let their creative juices flow!

Click the links below to see what they came up with.

Anya
Charles
Christina
Jayson
Jonathan
Joseph
Kati
Luke
Pahlevon
Simon
Mr. Faust

A New View of CalLu

In our busy lives, we’ve pretty much trained ourselves not to really look at our world. One of the great aspects of photography is that it forces you to look at great and small parts of our world in great detail and with a critical eye.

In this photography  challenge, student photographers were asked to look for view of their school that are not ones we might typically see. Click the links below to see what they came up with.

Anya
Austin
Charles
Christina
Jayson
Jonathan
Joseph
Josh
Kati
Koki
Luke
Pahlevon
Simon
Mr. Faust