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Biotechnology Honors
Summer assignment - click here to download or print.
College Prep Biology
Print and complete the assignment at this link and bring to class on the first day of classes.
College Prep Biology Honors
Read Chapter 1 using the online textbook.  (Website: my.hrw.com, username: mpatel700; password: e7s9y).  After reading the chapter, print out the notes packet for the chapter and fill it in.  Use the ppt for the chapter to help you fill in the notes.  You will notice that the notes packet includes several visual concept videos and questions.  You must watch these videos in the online textbook and answer the associated questions.  To access the videos, simple log into the online textbook using the above information and click on Chapter 1 from the select a unit or chapter menu.  The visual concept videos are located on the right hand side margin, under additional resources.  This notes packet should be completed and brought in on the first day of your class.  Upon resuming class, you will review the concepts of chapter 1 and perform a couple of experiments.  Since all the concepts of chapter 1 are a review of what you should have learned in middle school, you are expected to learn it/refresh it and take a test on chapter 1 within the first week of your class.
Emerging Diseases
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
This book will be read through the course of the semester with reading questions being made available as we progress.
Environmental Science
Complete the worksheet packet and bring to school the second day of class.  Click here for worksheet packet.
Forensic Science
Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William Maples
Read the book Dead Men Do Tell Tales and pay particular attention to the chapters listed below.  You should take notes on the cases highlighted in these chapters concerning victimology (who was killed), how the person probably died and how Maples was able to determine the cause of death.  You will be able to use these notes when you take the written test for this book.  Chapters include:
  • Chapter 2 - Talkative Skulls
  • Chapter 4 - The Enfolding Earth
  • Chapter 5 - Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Chapter 7 - Outpacing the Fiend
  • Chapter 9 - A Sunless Place
  • Chapter 10 - Flames and Urns
  • Chapter 13 - The Misplaced Conquistador
  • Chapter 15 - The Tsar of all the Russias
Genetics
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Students are to complete the reading questions.  Questions will be collected the second day of class.  Click here for reading questions.
A.P. Biology
Bring all of the completed work to the first day of class.  It will be collected and graded.  This is all independent work you need to start working on NOW!
You will only be able to access the link below if you are logged into your school Google account.
Anatomy & Physiology
Complete the worksheet packet and bring to school the second day of class.  Click here for worksheet packet.
Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Read chapter 1 and understand all the concepts.  Use what you have read in chapter 1 and the chapter 1 ppt to take notes on chapter 1.  Bring the completed note packet to the first day of your class.  You are expected to take a test on chapter 1 within the first week of class.
You will only be able to access the link below if you are logged into your school Google account.
A.P. Environmental Science
Complete the assignment available at this link.
A.P. Chemistry
School textbook - sign out from teacher.  Get a textbook from Mr. Hazlett before leaving for summer break, or from guidance if during summer break.  Complete the summer packet received from Mr. Hazlett or click the link below to see it, from the first 4 chapters and hand in on the first day of class.
Honors Physics
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A detailed, written critique along with questions you have regarding the first five chapters of this book will be expected the first week of class.  Come prepared to hand in notes (see the Reading Journal Notes link on the English Summer Assignments page if you are unsure about note-taking) from your reading regarding Stephen Hawking's view on the central role of physicists in the search for answers to the mysteries of the age and size of the universe.
A.P. Physics I
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman

Please read the book Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman.  You should take notes on the six lectures. Write down questions you have from your newfound knowledge from reading each of the lectures. Write a brief critique on the contents and importance of this work and its relationship to the field of Science, and Physics in particular.  (See the Reading Journal Notes link on the English Summer Assignments page if you are unsure about note-taking.) Remember, a critique is not a summary proving that you read the book; you are to show you can analyze the contents of what you just read.  This work will be expected to be turned in the first week of class.