On this page, students and parents can keep up-to-date on anything

that pertains to Biology at Ridgefield Memorial High School!


New School Year

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!!! 

If you are still receiving emails from last school year, please follow the link at the bottom of your email that says “unsubscribe from this feed”.  Unless, of course, you are REALLY interested in seeing what next year’s class is going to do in Biology.

Message from Mr. Zunick

Sunday, March 15, 2020


I hope that you and your families are doing well as everyone adjusts to attending school virtually.  The work that I have prepared for you was selected so that you can be successful at it while at home.  I will be available throughout the day via email, so please feel free to reach out with questions.  I am not setting specific "office hours" so you can email me anytime and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.  If a day goes by and you haven't heard back from me, send me another email.  I anticipate receiving a lot of emails, so please be patient.

The due dates for the lab report, ecology PowerPoint, and ecology video have not changed.  They are still due on 3/16, 3/19, and 3/23, respectively.  For the video, you may or may not be able to post it on Google classroom (depending on the size of the video).  If it won't post, you can put it on Google Drive and share it with me.  You can also...

Upcoming Assignments

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Here are the upcoming assignments for Biology:

- Monday 3/9 - Bacteria Lab Report

- Thursday 3/12 - Chapters 18-20 Quiz

- Thursday 3/12 - Chapters 18-20 Problem Set

- Monday 3/16 - Pasteur’s Experiment Lab Report

- Thursday 3/19 - Ecology PowerPoint

- Monday 3/23 - Ecology Video

Welcome to Biology 2019-2020!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Welcome to! 

Welcome to the Biology course website! Please take a good look around. You’ll be using this site quite a lot this year...

For a sneak peek at the “curriculum” for Earth Science, Biology, and Honors Biology, check out

Blog Updates Via Email

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

To receive blog updates sent to your email address, go to the following link:

In the first box underneath the words “Getting Started”, type:

Note: The first box already says “http://”. Make sure that you only include “http://” one time.

In the second box, type your email address. Make sure the pop-up menu to the right says “Realtime”. Click on the “Feed Me” button. Then check your email for a link to click on to confirm!

After you confirm, you might see a message stating that real-time updates are not available, but that Blogtrottr will check every hour. It is OK if you see that message.

Current Events Extra Credit

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

This extra credit assignment will be offered one time per chapter for ALL chapters this year! Students can earn a maximum of 5 extra credit points per chapter.

Students must locate a current events article relating to the CURRENT chapter. The article may be from a newspaper, magazine, or reputable news website. Articles do NOT include regular websites, Wikipedia, books, etc.

Students must print and complete the “Biology Article Summary” form, which can be found by clicking on the “WORK” link above. The article must be stapled behind the summary form and submitted to Mr. Zunick no later than the day of the chapter quiz.

Silent Reading Tips

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

When you read, pay attention to vocabulary words (in bold), explanations that describe HOW and WHY, and pictures/charts. It is also a good idea to review the questions at the end of each section. Although they are not graded, you should attempt them. You should self-reflect after each reading to make sure that you have understood what you read.

If you read the material and don’t understand it, and then do poorly on the quiz, it is as if you didn’t even bother to read! You need to develop ways of comprehending what you read.  See Mr. Zunick at any time if you need assistance.

Some plants have special adaptations for the heat.

Some lizards display cryptic coloration for protection.

The seagull is looking for a snack in the bay.

Some birds have special adaptations for the water.


Mr. Michael Zunick

Ridgefield Memorial High School

Room 316