• SCIENCE NEWS

     
    Courses Offered

    Biology
    Levels: Applied, Lab, AP
    Instructors: Mrs. Frasco, Ms. Russell, Mrs. Ryan, Mr. Basile
     

    Chemistry

    Levels: Applied, Lab, Honors, AP
    Instructors: Ms. Johnson, Mr. Stelling, Mr. Basile, Ms. Garcia-Gordon
     

    Physics
    Levels: Applied, Lab
    Instructor: Ms. Garcia-Gordon, Mr. Wright
     

    Anatomy & Physiology
    Instructors: Ms. Russell, Mr. Basile
     

    Environmental Science
    Instructor: Mrs. Ryan

    Science Students!
    Do you need extra help with science?
    Do you have to make up assignments?
    Get the help you need on B Day (Periods 7 and 9)
     
     
    Period 7 Availability
    Mr. Farnham (Biology)
    Ms. Garcia-Gordon (Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Biology)
    Mr. Stelling (Chemistry and Physics)
     
    Period 9 Availability
    Mr. Basile (Biology, Chemistry, and Physiology)
    Ms. Johnson (Chemistry and Physics)
    Ms. Ryan (Biology and Environmental Science)
    Mr. Wright (Physics)
     

    Ask your science teacher for a pass and more information.
     
     


    2019 HTHS Chemistry Olympiad Team
    (Carly Henning, Clare Fleming, Kyler Ford, Micaela Murphy, Sebastian Muscarnero-Fanelli, Matt Conway, Jack Tully, Dylan Sykes and in front Amanda Baliban and Zachary Weachter. Conor Sheehan not pictured (he had to leave early).
     
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    What's Going On in the Labs?
     

    Biology

    Ms. Ryan's Lab Biology students were engaged in a "hands-on" activity modeling enzyme function.

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    Students in Mr. Basile's Lab Biology class are measuring results from an experiment they designed themselves! 

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    Students in Ms. Russell's Lab Biology class analyzing results for glucose in their macromolecules lab!

     

    Mrs. Frasco's Applied Biology students demonstrate their understanding of the unit's topic by competing in heated trivia competition. 

     

     

    Mrs. Frasco's AP Biology class is working on a formal research paper, in which the students study scientific and medical breakthroughs stemming from experimentation with HeLa cells. In preparation, students read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot and participated in online book discussions. 

     

     

    Chemistry

    Mr. Basile's Applied Chemistry students determined the specific heat of unknown metals in a calorimetry lab.  

     
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     Mr. Stelling's Honors Chemistry class conducted a station lab investigating intermolecular forces.
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    Ms. Johnson's Applied Chemistry class studied the law of conservation of matter by performing experiments in an open system and a closed system and comparing the change in mass.

     
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    Ms. Garcia-Gordon's Applied Chemistry class performed a super saturation lab with a holiday twist.  


      

     

    Mr. Basile's Applied Chemistry students modeled molecular geometry based on VSEPR using balloons.

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    Physics

    Ms. Garcia-Gordon's Honors Physics class participates in monthly engineering challenges. In December, they were asked to build bridges using only pennies. 
         
     

    Physiology

     Students in Mr. Basile's Physiology class diagnose patients and identify organ systems affected in a "A Day at the Clinic"

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