Welcome to Biology!
My name is Mrs. Cascais and I have had the pleasure of teaching at EHT high school for 9 years. I graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Ecological Sciences. I am particulary fond of animal behavior and ecology, or the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment. In biology, you will be studying not only how an organisms body functions, but you will also be delving into the world of ecology to see how the entire being interacts with other living things and its environment. We will study how a single cell strives for survival, as well as how an entire organism will fight for its life. We will study how your body cells work to keep you functioning and how a population of organisms will aid in each others survival. Biology is the study of life, large and small. In this subject, you will learn the how's and why's of life on this planet.
On this site, you will find assignment due dates, important information for your particular class and my contact information. I will also post powerpoints and other helpful information here, so check it frequently! Also, be sure to check my calendar, as I will post due dates and reminders there for you.
Please do not call me...email is much faster and more reliable!! I will get back to you within 24-48 hours!!
Also, parents, please remember to check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to see your child's progress in my class. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Guidance Department.
Students...here are some tidbits you may find helpful.
1. Crashcourse: Biology -- This site offers videos that are student recommended. There are many videos, each on a topic we cover in Biology. If you are having trouble with a particular topic, search for it here and it might just offer you the help you need to understand the idea. There are even more videos offered on YouTube. Also, there are videos for the other subjects, especially History!
2. Test Taking Secrets-- This document will give you some tricks to conquer the tough Tests in this class and beyond!
3. Remember your ONLINE BOOK WEBSITE! This is an underutilized source! I garantee you that if you spend time here practicing the material and taking the practice tests that you will IMPROVE YOUR GRADE AS WELL AS YOUR TEST TAKING SKILLS. Do not forget about this. In the past, students who get the hang of the test questions are the ones that are on on this site, practicing and honing their skills!
HONORS: Masteringbiology.com Study Area