Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference

New York University Courant's WinC, Princeton University's GWiSE, and Google cordially invite your high school girls to the

We invite young women in high school to this conference to learn about an education and career in computer science and engineering. The program will give young women a taste of the creativity and innovation involved in these STEM fields and show how they can help change the world.

The event includes:
  • Talks by computer science and engineering professors, graduate and undergraduate students
  • Demos of exciting on-going research projects
  • Technical workshop lead by Google employees
  • Fun, structural design competition with prizes!
  • + more!
We'd like to invite you and 8 of your high school girls to this conference. We require at least one teacher come with their students to this event.

Date and Time:
Friday, November 17, 2017
8 AM - 3:30 PM

Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Please sign up using this form by October 30:

For more information, visit our website at:

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Honors Biology II Students Build Models of a Four Chambered Heart

In their study of Circulatory Systems, the students in the Honors Biology II class modeled the movement of blood through a four chambered heart and into a double circulation system. They used balloons to represent the heart chambers and plastic tubing to represent the blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.

Pilar, Cameron and Hanna are loading their model with "blood" when they discovered a leak in one of their connection.

Vienna and Zoe are manipulating the various valves in their model to see how the chambers fill and empty. 

Catherine is finalizing her groups model as Ayten and Rico provide wisdom and support.

Mimi and Lauren return to the on-line protocol to make sure they have not missed anything in their model production.

Remi proves his dexterity and piecing together his group's model, while Kelsey double checks the given instructions and coaches Remi.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cryptid Creature Project Prototypes

Earlier in the year in the beginning of September after completing the Ecology unit over the summer, AP Biology students were asked to research a cryptid  (imaginary/mythical) organism and prepare a Pokeman-like card that described and classified the organism based on the biome in which it would have lived, the niche it would fit within that biome, its place in the food chain etc. These are links to the prototypes they prepared and discussed in class. In our last class meeting before the Thanksgiving recess, the students will be presenting and explaining their final cards.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Core Biology Students' Bronx River Argumentative Essays

Using a Bronx River Research Google site created by Mrs. Bastone, Core Biology students in Mr. Ippolito's class were asked  to write an argumentative essay related to the research data that has been collected to date. This assignment was an extension of their researching the macroinvertebrates they might find when they examined the leaf packs placed in the river.  Once again these are the raw submissions students submitted, they have not been edited or corrected for this post.

L Abbott Essay
T Bender Essay
J Burstein Essay
L Cruikshank Essay 
J Curran Essay
E Donohue Essay
Z Flangos Essay
A Gaston Essay 
S Huss Essay
K Ircha Essay 
F Jones Essay 
Q Madden Essay
S. Mitchell Essay 
C Mooney Essay
A New Essay
E Parson Essay 
T Purdy Essay
M Pytosh Essay
M Rizzo Essay
B Sands Essay 
A Saralegui Essay 
N Semenyuk Essay
S Sulimirski Essay
S Sullivan Essay  
S Whitney Essay

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Core Biology Students Model the Fluid Mosaic Cell Membrane Theory

Core Biology students, while studying the structure and function of cells, used common materials to build models of the cell/plasma membrane to help deepen their understanding of this import cell component.