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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Honors Core Biology Cell-abration Presentations

In our study of cell function and structure the students were assigned a cell organelle or process to research and produce a short google slide presentation for Mr. Ippolito's section. These are their unedited presentations.

L. Abbott - Extracellular Matrix
T. Bender -  Flagellum and Cilia
J. Burstein - Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum
L. Cruikshank - Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
J. Curran - Nucleolus
E. Donohue - Chromatin/Chromosomes
Z. Flangos - Ribosomes
A. Gaston - Golgi Apparatus
S. Huss - Lysosome
K. Ircha - Mitochondrion
F. Jones - Peroxisome
Q. Madden - Cell Wall
S. Mitchell - Microtubules
C. Mooney - Microfilament
A. New - Centrioles
E. Parson - Central Vacuole
T. Purdy - Chloroplast
M. Pytosh - Plasmodesmata
M. Rizzo - Desmosome/Tight Junction/Gap Junction
B. Sands - Nuclear Envelope
A. Saralegui - Phagocytosis/Pinocytosis
N. Semenyuk - Contractile Vacuole
S. Sulimirski - Autophagy
S. Sullivan - Secretory Vesicles
S. Whitney - Endosymbiosis Theory

Honors Core Biology Bronx River Research Initiative Presentations

As part of the Bronx River Research Initiative Mr. Ippolito's Honors Core Biology class prepared a short informational google slide presentation or one-page report describing one type of macroinvertebrate that may be found in the river.
Leeches by L. Abbott
Hemiptera by T. Bender
Dragonflies by J. Burstein
Stonefly by L. Cruikshank
Leeches Paper by J. Curran
Clams by E. Donohue
Crayfish by Z. Flangos
Leeches by A. Gaston
Mayfly by S. Huss
Snails by K. Ircha
Coleoptera by F. Jones
Dragon Fly by Q. Madden
Dragonflies (Odonata) by S. Mitchell
Mussels & Clams by C. Mooney
Scuds by A. New
Macroinvertebrate overview by E. Parson
True Bugs (Hemiptera) by E. Parson
Dobsonflies by T. Purdy
Dragonflies by M. Pytosh
Mussels (Mollusca) by M. Rizzo
Dragonflies by B. Sands
Flatworm (Platyhelminthes) by A. Saralegui
Crayfish (Decapoda) by N. Semenyuk
Sowbugs by S. Sulimirski
Crane Fly by S. Sullivan
Dobsonflies by S. Whitney

These presentations/papers are "raw" student work presented here as submitted by the students without teacher editions.