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At the end of the school year sophomore biology students went on a field trip to Boiler Bay and got to do some tide pooling – hands on biology! Students found all kinds of marine life including sea urchins, sea anemones, sea stars, barnacles, limpets, crabs, seals, and gumboot chiton! After tide-pooling students grabbed lunch at Mo’s Restaurant and then finished their day at Hatfield Marine Science Center learning about adaptations of various marine invertebrates.
Take a look at more photos here: Biology at the beach!
Biology students were recently tasked with creatively describing the functions of at least 10 different organelles in a cell. Take a look at the project put together by Ethan Chung, Gabe Askew, Peter Nordlund, and Harry Tang below!
Biology students were recently tasked with creatively describing the functions of at least 10 different organelles in a cell. Take a look at the project put together by Sammi Lopresti, Logan Washburn, Maggie Suter, and Davis Raz below!
Biology students were recently tasked with creatively describing the functions of at least 10 different organelles in a cell. Take a look at the project put together by Emma Phillips, Esther Nor-Ashkarian, and Kyra Hartigan below!
Sophomore Biology students recently isolated DNA from some strawberries. Take a look at some sweet in action pictures below!
Biology students recently collected bacteria samples from around the school, and even from themselves! After letting the bacteria grow for five days, students analyzed their results.
Biology students took part in a biome survival challenge this week. Each small group researched the plants, animals, and habitat of a different biome of the world and earned survival days for their research. The top three groups then presented their findings to their peers in order to persuade them to vote for their biome. To kick the survival challenge up a notch, groups earned extra days (bonus points) for eating a dehydrated bug. A few students from AP biology also decided to take on the bug challenge just to test out their courage for diverse cuisine.
This past Friday biology students went to Boiler Bay near Lincoln City to do some tide-pooling. Several students spotted starfish, a promising sign after seeing the population of starfish nearly die off a couple years ago from a starfish blight. Students also visited Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport to learn about coastal animal adaptations. This hands-on lab allowed students to hold some critters they may not have experienced before: ghost shrimp, leather sea stars, shore crabs, and more!
AP Biology students are running an animal behavior experiment with terrestrial isopods. Students will perform a Chi-Squared analysis to determine whether their isopods have a food preference or whether their “choices” are random.
What do you think the little guys will like best?