El Estoque

Experiments at home

AP Biology Lab Kit
A look into science labs during remote learning
September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel
Profiles on the students who participated in the GSA Panel offered to Biology and Physiology classes
May 24, 2019

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday,...

Beyond the binary

Beyond the binary
May 26, 2018

Science department: A strange scent

Science department: A strange scent
March 19, 2018

During fetal pig dissections in biology and sheep heart extractions in physiology classes, not only do students have to fret about breaking a scalpel, but there’s also the curious scent from the preserving...

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

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Students discuss why they want to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad
December 12, 2017
Students discuss why they want to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek presents her research in hibernation genetics to a group of SNHS members. Grabek discussed how she became interested in scientific research and then opened the classroom for questions related to her career and to computational biology. Photo by Jessica Xing
April 17, 2017

Story by Jessica Xing and Jackie Way n April 17, Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek spoke about how she became interested in computational biology and how it applies to her current work...

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology
March 9, 2017

n Feb. 24, tens of students lined up after school outside room B111 preparing for their upcoming test. However, this was no AP test they were waiting for —  they were waiting to take the Biology Olympiad...

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning
October 28, 2016

ounds of boxes containing biology textbooks and filed away papers are spread across the laboratory counters of room B101. They are topped with a thermal printer, a special piece of equipment used to print...

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club
September 21, 2016

t their first meeting of the year, on Sept. 12, Science National Honor Society announced the new way that the club would implement lab activities: monthly themes. Monthly themes allow the club to focus...

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed
May 20, 2016

rom involving chemistry, history and other classes in the Martian Deconstructed event to the new chromebooks in classrooms, the 2015-16 school year has brought several new policies, events and classes....

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future
December 11, 2013

Within a year, the garden has sprouted several new plants as MV Sprouts continues to plan for the next semester. Over several periods throughout the day, students garden in the Matador Meadow...

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students
May 4, 2013

If you’ve walked behind the B building recently, you’ve probably noticed a small patch of soil enclosed by a fence. It is a modest size, measuring 30 by 24 feet. This is the new MVHS garden known...

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