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Hello! 

My name is Jenny Ta and I am currently teaching Biology.  I have also taught AVID, Advisory, CAHSEE Math Prep, Integrated-Coordinated Science (ICS), Marine Biology, and TEAM 9 Study Skills/Chirons in the past.  I love science and helping students prepare for college and improve in school.  

I earned both my B.S. and M.Ed. from UCLA.  For my Bachelor of Science degree, I majored in Psychobiology with a Specialization in Computing and minored in Cognitive Science.  For my Master of Education degree, I completed the Teacher Education Program. 

I enjoy immersing myself in school activities, but have stepped back to focus on balancing work and family.  Previously, I was Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator, AVID Coordinator, and was involved with the School Improvement Site Council.  I also earned the Rookie Centaur Award given by the Chiron Honor Society.  I am continuing to be a part of the school's Civic Learning Committee, as we implement ways for students to learn how to be informed and involved citizens in our community.

As for my hobbies, I like to read, watch movies, attend live theatre (especially musicals!), attend concerts, and I LOVE to travel.  I love being a mom and spending quality time with my husband, 14-year-old stepson, 6-year-old daughter, and my 3-year-old son.

I believe that all students have the potential to be successful.  Hopefully I can provide support and guidance to help students improve throughout the year.  I want students to not only learn biology and how it relates to the world around them but to also gain skills they can use in their other classes and in the future to develop as life-long learners.  Also, I value all the ways in which the CCHS community is diverse and hope to learn more from each person I work with.  Here's to a great year, Centaurs!!!

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CANVAS LMS (Learning Management System) --> All class information and assignments are hosted at https://culver.instructure.com.

To download Canvas App to your phone:  Google Play (Android) or  iTunes (iOS)

 

Students -->  

Parents/Guardians -->

    • You can sign up as an observer in Canvas.  Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content.  Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. 
    • Click here for directions to add yourself to your student's Canvas account.

 

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Distance Learning Info

Hi Biology Students and Parents,
 
You should have received my email notification sent on March 15th that I am using Google Classroom to post all assignments.  Students have prior experience using this platform in our class and possibly in their other classes.  All other correspondence not related to assignments will be via email.
 
Parents/Guardians --> You can be added to our Google Classroom page to be in the loop.  Your child can invite/add you or let me know if you want me to invite/add you.  I don't want to add you automatically, as you may not want to receive a notification for every assignment.
 
I am trying my best to have my office hours be 1pm-2pm during the week.  However, I have my 2 younger kids (and sometimes my teenage stepson) at home with me, and my schedule will depend on their schedule and needs.  I apologize for this inconvenience, but thanks for understanding as I try my best to be both Teacher and Mom at the exact same time and space.  :)
 
You can reach me at my email (jennyta@ccusd.org) and I will respond as quick as I am able.
 
Best,
--Jenny Ta

Science Videos

Below are 3 YouTube channels that have a lot of videos on Biology (and other sciences) that you may find helpful to help you review for the Midterm:
 
 
 
 
Feel free to share with me any others that you know of!

"Amoeba Sisters -- Osmosis" Video (p. 73)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaZ8MtF3C6M&feature=youtu.be&list=PLwL0Myd7Dk1F0iQPGrjehze3eDpco1eVz

Watch the osmosis video and take notes on the following terms below.  It's easiest to divide your paper into 2 columns and write each term down, skipping 5 lines between each term.  You should fit all 10 terms on p. 73 of your Notebook.

  1. Osmosis
  2. Semipermeable membrane
  3. Solute concentration
  4. Solute vs. solvent
  5. Hypertonic, hypotonic, isotonic
  6. IVs in hospitals
  7. Saltwater vs. freshwater fish
  8. Salmon
  9. Plants & root hair cells
  10. Slugs & salt