August 2018 AP BIOLOGY

HI Everyone,

I hope that your ‘short’ summer vacation has been a good one. I am checking email TODAY and will do so once a week until school starts from now on. By NOW you should have planted those sunflowers and are well into your summer work. If you sent me an email earlier than TODAY I will deal with it today and then check again next Monday or Tuesday.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again on Day 1 – please be sure to take some time for yourself and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Ms. Koziol

Welcome to the Fall 2018 AP Biology Class!


Be sure to start off on the ‘right foot’ and pick up your summer assignments on time. The next step it to email Ms. Koziol at as instructed on the PINK sheet you picked up with your packet. Be certain to do this well before the due date, as I will be sending you registration link for the website. It is imperative that you are able to access class content on the      website and you MUST have an account to do so!


Sunflowers – By June 1, I hope to be distributing the sunflower seeds. Listen for announcements! A video link is to the right of this post regarding the planting of the sunflower! Stop by Room 215 with any questions.                                      Looking forward to a GREAT year!         Ms. Koziol

URGENT Changes needed NOW!

Please read the following!!! 15,000 Scientists issue warning regarding state of the global environment. This is the second warning (the first was about 25 years ago) regarding the loss of biodiversity and the impact of climate change on the planet.

Washington Post Article

Original Publication Below:


New gene-editing technique may lead to treatment for thousands of diseases

Read this article to learn more about this exciting breakthrough! 

The Death of Bees Explained??

Honeybees are in serious decline, which is bad news for humans. These bees, as you know,  pollinate many of our crops, allowing us to enjoy a plentiful and varied diet.  The current decline is blamed on a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder.  There are many explanations for CCD; significant research is being done to determine how to offset or stop this serious problem.

Please watch this 6 min video located to the right of this post on the front page of the class website. If the video is not accessible, you can use this link to access it by cutting/pasting the URL.

If you are interested in earning a 5 point bonus (to be used on a test of your choice) chose one of the reasons given in the video for the decline in honeybees and then research that reason. When you find a source that is interesting to you, read the entire article. Then, write a 100-150 word summary of the reading.  Type the URL (web address) on the bottom of the summary. Submit this to ME by emailing to my school email address no later then 8/23/2015.   I will NOT accept any submission beyond this date and will NOT accept it any other way.

Note: Please be CERTAIN to not share ideas or copy others work. Doing so, will disqualify you from ALL potential bonus assignments this year.