Because of their isolation and smaller land size, islands are interesting and unique ecological locations. The CLHS biology class took a look at the ecology of a variety of islands from around the world.
Our biology class at CLHS examines different biological issues throughout the year. Fall is wildfire season in California. Months without significant rain coupled with seasonal winds, like the Santa Anas of the southern part of our state, make conditions ripe for wildfires. This Fall the class researched and put together this website about California wildfires.
October is traditionally the worst month for wildfires in California. This year October was pretty mild, but November made up for it. The Woolsey fire in the south and Camp fire in the north were two of the most significant fires in years. The Camp fire destroyed over 19,000 structures and has claimed at least 74 lives with hundreds still unaccounted for.
Grass is one of those organisms that we take for granted. Mowing the lawn is not a very popular chore. Yet seeds of grasses like wheat, rice, corn, and barley feed much of the world. The largest herds of animals on continents depend on grasses. Grass is truly a wonder of God’s creation! Working in groups, the biology class of CLHS produced some pages dealing with some of the major grasslands of the world. They were created with Adobe Spark and are very visual.
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).
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.
A showcase for student work from California Lutheran High School