Espinosa Science

Instructions for the Section Summaries are below.  Click on either "Honors Bio" or "Medical Bio" (both above) for your current readings, section summary, and homework questions.  The notes and Powerpoint is also found on your course page.  Honors Lab Write Up Rubric/instructions can be found on the Honors Bio page.  Medical lab write up instructions are on the Medical Bio page.

 If you have questions at any time, please email me!  I will respond as soon as possible, usually within a few hours.  You can click here or click the Email tab above.

Required Materials for both Honors and Medical Bio:

  • Biology Notebook (any type of spiral, 8 1/2 x 11 is best)-this will be used daily to take lecture notes and complete class activities
  • Composition Book--this will be used for Section Summaries, homework questions, and daily bellwork
  • Textbook
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Colored Pencils/Crayons (we do have a class supply but most of the students prefer to have their own)
  • 4 Function Calculator
  • Index Cards (3x5 or 4x6)--used for making vocabulary flashcards throughout the year. 
  • Storage for Flash Cards (could be a rubberband, plastic container, shoebox, Ziploc, etc)


Need help making a graph for your lab reports??  Click on the following links to short videos with step by step instructions:

Using Word 2013

Using Excel

What is a Section Summary??  For every chapter/unit we cover this year there will be an assigned reading and section summary from the text book.  The section summary is a specific part of the assigned reading.  Re-read that specific section and then you must write a 30 word summaryof the section.  It must be 30 words or less!  After you write the section summary, count your words and write the total at the end.  Your section summaries will be completed in your composition book (same place Bellwork goes).  You do not have to start a new page (unless you want to), just label it "Section Summary _________  __________" (fill in the topic, for example "Designing an Experiment").

Click below for the 2016-17 Syllabus (links will be active soon!)

Honors Biology

Medical Biology

Meet the Teacher PPT--last slide has the instructions for your first assignment

Current Info!

Missed a Lab??

  If you are ever absent during a lab you must complete the Lab Make Up (since most of our labs cannot be done on your own).  To complete the Make Up, print out the form below and fill in the lab analysis while watching a Mythbusters Clip/episode.  You can find the clips on YouTube or the full episodes on television.   If you watch a full episode you only need to fill in the worksheet for one of the experiments (most episodes test 3 or 4 myths). 

In addition to the lab make up with Mythbusters, you also need to complete the write up or packet just like you lab group does.  You can get any of the data you need from your lab group.

Lab Make Up Handout

Welcome to Mrs. Espinosa's Biology Classes!