I have been teaching in the Palm Springs Area of California for the last 19 years. I am also very lucky to teach at Rancho Mirage High School with bright energetic colleagues , a brilliant principle and administration devoted and dedicated to helping students learn and succeed.i am also enjoying being apart of the culinary arts program .i can be reached via this site at the bottom of each post. I invite you to respond . I hope that my students will learn and comprehend biology and science better by blogging


  1. your a cool science teacher Mr.Borden

    • your the best mr borden!

      • no, you are!

  2. Thank you for calling mr.borden .

    • you are very welcome, you deserved it

  3. what options do we have for a project? something realated to food please.

    • i went over all of the standards and projects with you forget it out, this is very last minute, and we need to have a talk

      • can u call my sister she will explain why (760)534-7992

      • i will but my mom is in hospital and need to help her first

  4. i cant find my standard for the volcanoes

  5. Mr.borden I got my shoes thanks for calling my mom

    • Im glad you are a smart young man

  6. can i have alittle bit more time on they project we had to turn in on 3/19/12

    • yes, just stop arguing with teachers, especially me

  7. mr borden, my project of the volcanoes, which the cake that I brought you. My nephew dropped my other cake on the floor, that I was supposed to bring you to finish my project. I made a new project which is on a poster board. Can I bring in the poster on 21st or the 22nd of March? You will take points off for late work

    • Take a picture of it or build another out of clay

      • I’ll build out of clay

      • awesome!

  8. Mr borden how did u make this website because my dad wants one for his work

    • it is easy and I dont mind helping him, wordpress.com is free and so is wikispaces.com, have him sign up and we can go from there.

      • Thank you verry much

  9. can i tern in my project after CST im trying to study for it.

    • Of course you can!

  10. I will try my best Mr.borden.

  11. mr.borden i got like 3 new supluments today and my mother i saying that there bad for me, and my kidneys , i need yur opinion

  12. can i get the picture mr.borden!

  13. Dude check my final please.!

  14. mr.borden whats your email?

    • you can reach me on this site, sorry was out of town, what are the supplements names? too much is too much so your mother may be right since you are probably doubling up on some vitamins and minerals.

  15. universal animal pack,golden standerd 100% whey protein, monster amino,fish oils.

    • what is your phone # again, I may be able to call and talk with both you and your mother concerning those supplements. I think you are taking too much proten, you may be overlapping on vitamins and minerals or too great a % of RDA for them. No on monsters, and fish oil and omega 3 is great for everyone

      • how do i send a pprivate message on here ?

  16. mr borden is it ok if i llist u as a reference for my job aplication please

  17. Hey mr.borden is there anything i can do to get my d to a c so im elgible to play baseball

    • told you in class today 3-5 page paper on 3 -5 standards we learned, you cant spell your name right?

  18. mrborden i rly apprercaite ur kindness towards me it makes me feel good and thnk you for helping me iamma try real hard to get a goood grade this semester promise πŸ˜€

  19. Hello my name is Arturo Morales and I am in the AVID Program. As you may know I have to interview a teacher as an assignment and I was assigned to interview you, and I would like to know if you are available anytime this week? Please respond as soon as you can, thank you.

    • Sure Arturo, after school any day would be great πŸ™‚

  20. mr boreden were is the warm ups

    • always under the date

  21. Hey Mr. Borden! I had a question about the homework. It says to write a page on biodiversity but I thought you said something else in class. Like we had to find out more about our animal or something like that.

    • Yes you are right just find info on your endangered species, the paper was for extra credit for watching the movie, good luck

      • Woeeeee hold up what movie?

  22. Mr. Borden so I did the drawing poster but since we have to write about it do we write about how their being endangered and stuff like that ?

    • Yes this is supposed to be a persuasive poster encouraging people to save the species by proving information, ie how many are left, why they are endangered , etc, hope I helped mr b

      • Okay thanks! πŸ˜€ And yes it did help. You’re going to love my drawing >:D

  23. Sorry but can you give me a list of the cells we’re supposed to do? I never wrote them down is just printed them out and I don’t know which on is which.

    • sorry , just got the message… Animal cell , plant cell, nucleus, ER, mitochondria, chloroplast, lysosome, Golgi apparatus, prokaryote, virus.. there is a link this week that is in red “cell project” that has all of the pics in order.. same one I gave out in class, hope that helps

      • Thank you!

    • btw, take a look at the quiz tomorrow so you can do well.. its under Friday of this week πŸ™‚

  24. This is from anzel i just wanted to ask how did i get down to a C in your class? and did i miss anything important that i had to do? i really wanted to get all A’s and B’s in all my classes please tell me what i have to do next before the 2ed semester starts so i can bring it up. πŸ™‚

    • I will discuss it in class with you, and I am sure with hard work you can earn a better grade πŸ™‚

  25. ok thank you sorry i wasn’t here today i had to help my aunt…but i will be there to pass anything you can throw at me i will get the work done! ^-^

  26. where do we find the websites for the hand out you gave 3 period today?

    • Under Monday of his week πŸ™‚

      • ok thank you πŸ™‚

  27. will we also have a test tomorrow?


  28. mrborden i cut and paste the site of the essay go to


    so you can see it. if you didn’t get it. DON’T let anyone see it please! ^-^

  29. woah…it actually works! i don’t know why you cant get it from your account maybe my account is not on your computer. But i guess sending it to you this way works to. πŸ™‚

  30. I’m trying to take the online test I missed on Friday but I don’t remember my password. Could you email it to me?

    • I submitted your grade as an A , felt bad for u and your braces, you can take the test in class on Monday or not … I’m out of town so accessing your id may b hard for me at the moment … You earned your grade so no worries .. Don’t stress . Worry about your other finals

      • Thank you so much Mr. Borden!

  31. Hello Mr.Borden this is Genesis I was wondering what I missed in class today? Was there any homework I need to do?

    • Yes homework is 8-1 in the packet I have you , you can data from classmates for lab on the bacterial cultures when u come back

  32. Ok thanks

  33. Hi mr.borden tomorrow at lunch or after school can I come in and retake the other test that we did

    • I got the computers back we will do it in class tomorrow and finish the handout, pamphlet by Monday as homework πŸ™‚

  34. Mr. Borden can you tell me the requirement’s for the body systems poster because I need to up my grade if you know what Iam saying ^-^

    • Google classroom sorry

  35. Don’t be a cactus borden http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAUQjhw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldcarfans.com%2F214020569814%2Fcitroen-c4-cactus&ei=lDl5VPKsGsW1oQTA2oGABA&psig=AFQjCNFuKNpTRhLE1fBuR4au94k8X_oqTw&ust=1417317103364180 Copy and paste this URL and search it up ^-^

    • All instructions on google docs

  36. Mr. Borden its Saturday and I’am bored what should I do?

  37. Mr. Borden, Its Jaylen Buettell from your period 5, The program I downloaded to record Mine and Glenn Salazar’s project on HIV, Doesn’t work. Is it ok if i were to just turn in a presentation on google drive?

    • Why can’t you use your program to create another video? Do it yourself if possible

  38. mrborden do i still have time to send u the video right now could u plz respond fast

    • Yes

      • i sent you a video using dwights email did u get it ?

  39. There is a few stuff I didn’t get on that terminology worksheet….. are you gonna help us with it on Monday??

    • On Tuesday I was planning on going over what you didn’t understand πŸ™‚

  40. Mr. Borden I didnt get letter c of our homework I got the question but I’m am not good at computers and it was my first time making a website so I don’t know how to put a sequence thinking map on it

    You can do it on paper as well I will show you how to do it on the computer this week. What makes up the macromolecules ? What is the order

  41. Hello Mr. Borden, I was confused on what the homework was yesterday. So, our homework everyday are the vocabulary words? Thank you.

    • No just the last two days there was vocabulary as homework .. Define the words in 5 or less words

  42. Hello Mr. Borden, do we have homework tonight or was that paper we did in class homework if we didn’t finish it? Thank you!

    • Just the paper πŸ˜‰

  43. Hello Mr. Borden, I was not sure if we had homework this weekend or not. Do we have homework due on monday? Thank you!

    • No homework πŸ™‚

      • Hi Mr. Borden, the thing that were doing tomorrow was not on google classroom. I just checked. Also, what is our homeowork for tonight? Thank you!

  44. It will e in the Google classroom folder

  45. Hello Mr. Borden, I was wondering if we still had a written final exam for 6th period? Thank you.

  46. Mr.Borden i need help on yesterdays homework

    • How can I help you ? Did you watch the videos on solving the punnet squares

    • You did great on your test … So I think you may be able to work through it ..look at notes

  47. Hey non biology related question would you consider land lord as a job. I got money for it but i was not sure?

    • Yes it is a job if you get paid called a property manager )

  48. Hello Mr. Borden, for the outline due on Monday we need a work cited page with it right? Also, how many pages does the outline have to be? Thank you.

    • Yes you need a work cited listing, and you are just telling me what you plan to do in each paragraph , very rough, less than 1/2 page juts the major toPics you will be discussing

  49. Mr.Borden my google drive is not letting me sign into it so i couldn’t do the presentation for the eras can you give me another day for it

    • No but you can go at end of period

  50. hey Borden, I’ve been extremely busy and I just wanted to inform you ahead of time that I doubt that I will be able to turn in the research paper on time. my apologies

    • It’s ok , I would prefer quality instead of you being rushed , this should be a learning experience as well.

  51. Hello Mr. Borden, I was just wondering when the website was due because I wasn’t sure when. Thank you.

  52. Hello Mr. Borden for tomorrow, do I go straight to my sophomore biology testing site or do I go to your class first? Thank you

  53. Hello Mr. Borden is the quiz in google classroom just practice or is that what you are giving us tomorrow in class?

    • That is the quiz ….

  54. Hello Mr. Borden, is the PSA due Monday or Wednesday because I was a little confused on when it was due.

  55. Hey Mr.Borden I want to know how to make up those 30 point in my brochure even if I have to come in and clean your room but please I need my grade to go up.

  56. How can I get those 30 point just to bring my D+ up to a C+

  57. Mr borden how can i get my grade up

    • What assignments are you missing ? I have told you where to find them of classroom and to make them up

  58. am ready for the test

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