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Welcome, Marine Biology Students!

This is Mr. Vallejo's web page for marine biology classes at Chatsworth High School in the Los Angeles Unified High School District.  Chatsworth is located in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley in sunny southern California.  Downtown Los Angeles is located just 30 miles to the southeast.

Ben Vallejo is an adjunct professor of biology at Moorpark College, as well as one of the forty-nine National Board Certified Teachers in science in the state of California.  The total number of NBCTs in the state in all areas is 1309, as of January 2002.  Nationwide, there are over 16,000 NBC Teachers.  Mr. Vallejo’s area of expertise is in the area of performance-based assessment of the California state science content standards, as he has worked as a consultant for the California Department of Education on the statewide Golden State Examination.  Mr. Vallejo is also a mentor/master teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District.


To continue your journey through The Biology Portal, click below:


Marine Biology A Course Outline               Marine Biology A: Assignment Sheet

Marine Biology B Course Outline               Marine Biology B: Assignment Sheet


Student Grades

Lecture Notes



Other Useful Resources:

Student Reviews of Marine Web Sites: These reviews of marine web sites are written by our very own marine biology students here at Chatsworth High School.  Why waste time at a web site that may be too basic or too advanced when you can quickly see what other students like yourself thought of these popular marine web sites and pages?  Check us out !!!


The Online Biology Textbook


Chatsworth High School Home Page


Library Resources


 Alignment of Curriculum with the California state science content standards


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