I Saw Chemistry!

Chemistry is indeed everywhere. It is SO much everywhere, that we often don’t notice it. For this project, students were asked to keep their eyes out for chemistry…then take a photo of it with their phones. They were then given the tiny space of one slide to share something about what they learned about the chemistry behind what they observed.

To get the full effect, click the full screen icon from the embedded presentation above. There is a navigation slide at the beginning, and a ‘Home’ button on each slide to help you navigate.

If that doesn’t work for you, click here.

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.

The Periodic Table Revealed

https://sites.google.com/clhsonline.net/periodic-table-2018/home

The more you understand about the structure of the periodic table, the more you understand about how God chose to assemble everything in the universe from about 90 naturally occurring elements.

The chemistry classes of CLHS put together this website to share what they learned about the periodic table. In addition to what they found, they’ve added lots of images and videos to help you gain a deeper understanding as well. Have fun!

Nature of America

The United States is home to an extraordinary variety of life. This diverse collection of living things can further be divided into ecosystems.

A series of 12 stamp sheets by the USPS honored 12 of these ecosystems. The biology class took a closer look at some of the organisms that make up these ecosystems. Check out what they learned.

Final Projects

We see professionally produced video every day. Most of us don’t consider all the levels of expertise that go into producing a film project.

Once you come up with an interesting idea, the real work begins. Writing, shot planning, lighting, sound, filming, editing… It’s quite a process for a beginning film student to pull together. Here are some of the final projects produced by the students in our inaugural digital video class. They did some amazing work! Check it out!


Molly

This video features some amazing lightsaber effects! We don’t always understand the amount of work that goes into special effects. You’ll notice that not all of the shots featuring lightsabers have the lightsaber effect. Consider that these effects are added frame by frame. At 30 frames per second and two lightsabers in a shot…that’s 60 individual edits that each take a minute or so…for each SECOND of video…when you’re really in the groove.


Zen

A great story about the universal struggle for junk food. No students were hurt in the making of this film…the donuts were not so lucky!


Levi

Were you properly prepared to see Avengers: Infinity War? If you weren’t, here’s the low down on everything you should review to understand the latest Marvel marvel.


Seb

Watch as music phenom group Basa Basa produces promotional shirts for their band…backwards. The retro VHS rewind effect was very time intensive…and impressive!


Iris

Have you ever seen a game of Mahjong? Here’s your chance! Note that some segments failed to render properly (red segments)…video is temperamental sometimes! We’ll update the link if we get a cleaned up version.


Josh

Graduating senior, Smitty, shares some reflections on himself and his time at CLHS. The video concludes with the hit single, CalLu!