***WARNING: I included a fetal pig dissection picture.
The school year is coming to a close and sadly so is my AP Biology class. I had so much fun learning about biology this year. The class was really small so we all became very close. I talked to people who I never would have talked to if it were not for this class. Looking back on all of the activities we did this year I am amazed that we managed to do all of them. We went on the Save the Bay field trip, where I learned that the mustard plant is an invasive species along the San Francisco coast; we learned about the importance of water to society by watching the movie “FLOW;” we visited Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and saw some amazing organisms, such as sea stars and limpets, that live on the coast; and we dissected a fetal pig. We also studied topics such as botany, cell structure, chordates, cellular respiration, evolution, and genetics. If I had to list everything we did this year, this post would be miles long. I know this class was meant to prepare us for the AP test, but it did so much more than that for me. It assured me that I want to major in Biology in college and made my senior year of high school memorable. I also developed new technology skills. I created my own website, which you are reading, and I learned how to use tools such as PowToon, Twitter, Prezi, and Popplet for educational purposes; I plan on using these tools in college (hopefully, I can remember all of my passwords). I will miss being in this class and Mrs. Girard. I am thankful for this experience and would give anything to experience it again.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. –Dr. Seuss