The Science department aims to awaken each student to the world around her (and beyond) based on the Scientific Method approach. This begins with questioning what may not always make sense and continues with striving for an answer. The Science department relates the different aspects of each science to everyday life by either showing examples, reading articles, or talking about where one would find these uses. Concepts are presented and reviewed for ultimate success on the state exams, but students are engaged in these concepts in a variety of hands-on experiences throughout their science careers. Some examples of these activities include:
- Cell food creations to teach the students about cell organelles, their functions and how they interact with one another.
- Chicken wing dissections so students get an up close view of the skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems and how similar they relate to that of a human.
- Family Health History and the creation of a pedigree chart tracing a family health issue through the generations.
- Building DNA molecule using candy items so as to see what actually goes into one’s DNA.
- Dropping a bowling ball and golf ball out of the 2nd story window, demonstrating that all objects fall at the same acceleration.
- Kicking soccer balls and shooting arrows to determine their initial velocity, and maximum height and range.
- Meeting with the Food Service Chef to familiarize the students with proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
- Becoming certified in CPR and First Aid
- Earth Science
- Chemistry: General, Regents and Honors
- Physics: General and Regents
- NUstep Biology
- Forensic Science
- Health Careers