Category Archives: Biology

Green Seas Awards Show

This is the time of year for award ceremonies. Celebrities walk the red carpet, showing off their designer attire. The media is abuzz over the top candidates for each award.

After viewing the ‘Green Seas’ episode from the BBC series Blue Planet 2, the biology class was divided into groups and tasked with nominating organisms for four different categories:

  • Top Predator
  • Most Valuable Organism
  • Most Unusual Organism
  • Cleverest Creature

Check out the presentation above to see the nominees…and of course…the winners of each category (Click the ‘Full Screen Icon’ to get the full effect. Thankfully, there are no acceptance speeches.

California Wildfires

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.

Check out the class website here.

Grasslands of the World

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.

Click here to check out the website.

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/