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Mrs. Melino is planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands April 2020 (over April break)


Use code Travel6S for the $200 discount – good until the end of NOVEMBER.

The trip is open to Mt. Everett students, their parents, and staff.

  • Join us as we experience one of the most significant ecological and scientifically historical sites in the world!
  • Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin! see the evidence of Darwin’s theory firsthand. see the evidence of Darwin’s theory firsthand.
  • Explore the ecology and evolutionary patterns of the islands as well as mountainous Ecuador!
  • Go snorkeling on gorgeous lava rock reefs with sea lions, penguins, & brightly colored fish!
  • Hike 13,000 feet to a volcano!
  • Observe giant Galapagos tortoises, blue footed boobies, marine iguanas, frigate birds, penguins, finches, sea lions, and other native species
  • Visit the Equator museum!
  • Visit and learn about the Twin Craters!
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture of Quito, Ecuador’s capital (the highest official capital city in the world)

When: April Vacation 2020

Where: Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

With: Mrs. Danielle Melino – Mt. Everett Biology teacher

Cost: $3,872

Includes travel, accommodations, all activities and meals.

Open to students in grades 8-12 during the 2019-2020 school year

Parents are welcome to join us as adult travelers

Everything you get:

  • Full-time, bilingual Tour Director
  • Educational itinerary
  • Sightseeing led by licensed local guides
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Hotels with private bathrooms


Pictures are from our trip in 2016

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Biology Current Events Article Assignment

Assigned week of Oct. 22nd. Due Oct. 29th

College Prep & Honors Handout: Biology Article Critique assignment

Standard Handout: Biology Article Critique assignment Standard

Questions? Email Mrs. Melino

Unit 2 Quiz & Review

All Biology classes – Unit 2 Quiz – Tuesday, Oct. 16th

Students should review their notes, textbook reading, crash course videos, and the review games below.

Name that Organelle Who Wants to be a Millionaire Review Game

cell quiz review jeopardy


Unit 2: Cell Biology

Powerpoints and handouts for the unit are located HERE

Recommended videos:

Eukaryote cells CrashCourse

Plant cells CrashCourse

Cell Membranes CrashCourse

Biology Cell project

College Prep & Honors Biology students have been assigned their Cell Project  

This project is due Oct. 11th *changed due to PSAT

Late work policy is 10 pts off/day

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to make a 3D model of a cell in order to better understand the parts and workings of a cell.

Create a three-dimensional model of a plant or animal cell that meets the criteria listed below. (Sample items: cereal, balloons, gummi worms, mints, fruit slices, dried fruit, gum balls, rope licorice, jelly beans, sesame seeds, other candies, toothpicks. Craft packages also may work: clay, beads, pipe cleaners..etc)

If you are creating an edible project: please use proper food safety (wash hands, clean kitchen etc..) & avoid common allergens. You may not use bakery cakes (make your own… decide what shape)


  • Choose what type of cell you will build, a typical plant or animal cell.
  • Label all cell organelles
  • Create a KEY that identifies each organelle and it’s function.

Examples of student work can be found:

Cell Project Rubric
Category Scoring Criteria Excellent (3 pts) Satisfactory (2 pts) Minimal (1 pt)
Craftsmanship Model is creative, shows effort
The model is 3 dimensional
Model stays together, not too messy or difficult to move around
Cell Parts Key, legend, or labeling is easy to use to identify parts on the model. Minimum of 10 organelles included.
Functions of cell parts are included & accurate
Appropriate material is used so that it looks like the cell part it is modeling
Parts are organized within the cell in their appropriate places
Written Word Basic grammar, spelling on key and any other writing used in model





Biology end of year projects & final exams

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End of year Biology projects – due June 18th

Pick one of the following:

Option 1 Anatomy Project

Option 2 Biome Project

Option 3 evolution project

Final Exam schedule

Monday June 18th – C & F exams

Tuesday June 19th – B & G exams

Wednesday June 20th – A & D exams

Thursday June 21st – E exam

Friday June 22nd – makeups

Feb. 28th sub plans – computer games

Whack a bone:


Poke a muscle: