BCTHS – Teterboro Science Department

Utilizing a “physics first” approach in the core scope and sequence, students learn in manner that is a re-sequencing of traditional high school science courses. It is the belief of the department that a mastery of basic physics concepts are crucial to the understanding of chemical structures. Furthermore, in order to understand modern molecular biology and biochemical processes in cells, students need a solid background in both physics and chemistry.

Scientific literacy assumes an increasingly important role in the context of globalization. The rapid pace of technological advances, access to an unprecedented wealth of information, and the pervasive impact of science and technology on day-to-day living require a depth of understanding that can be enhanced through quality science education. In the 21st century, science education focuses on the practices of science that lead to a greater understanding of the growing body of scientific knowledge that is required of citizens in an ever- changing world.

To that end, students are required to apply scientific thinking to problems on all levels. Hands-on investigations are essential in education of science processes and methodologies. Therefore, all core and some advanced placement courses include a laboratory component; meaningful learning experiences that promote the ability to ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from natural curiosity about everyday things and occurrences. More importantly, students are empowered to evaluate claims on the basis of evidence and explore connections between science and modern society.   In fact, many of our students partake in research projects and competitions beyond the scope of the classroom.


Faculty

Dr. Frank Castella,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jamie Chang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
MaryRose Dibiano,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Muller,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daniel Olivo,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Melissa Robin,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alden Earle,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deb Rick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rebecca Ryan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jayasree Sankar,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yuriy Zavorotniy,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supervisor

Paul Castiglia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.