Chemistry and Biotechnology: A Comparison

What is biotechnology and how important is it? “The biotechnology course is designed to give students background on the essential fundamentals that will implement students on future science courses,” said Dr. Helfenbein, BSGE’s biology teacher. In essence, the course educates students on the ways we conduct our in-depth investigations on the workings of the natural…

Lasko’s Lovely Labs

With the school year drawing to a near end, BSGE seventh graders are getting a taste of the kind of work they must do further on in their BSGE career. A good example of this would be the recent two lab reports assigned in science class. Unlike anything a seventh grader has ever done before, the lab…

BSGE’s Lack of a Physics Class

BSGE is known for being one of the best high schools in New York City. With only 478 students from 7th to 12th grade, many students would agree that it is good to have a smaller, more intimate school environment where everyone knows, well, everyone.  However, there are some drawbacks, for example, having such a small school…

BSGE’s Science Class Mobiles

For several years Mr. Laskowski has assigned mobile projects to seventh graders towards the end of the school year. For this project seventh graders have to create a mobile of fourteen balanced distinct objects based off a chosen theme. Students work with partners to accomplish this goal and have a target of balancing two objects each science class….

Lack of Physics Class Proves to be a Problem

For students who want to major in engineering in college, taking a physics course is important, which poses a problem for BSGE students. In order to major in engineering, colleges and universities encourage students to take a course in physics in high school, a class BSGE no longer offers. According to the website of the PhysTEC…

7th Grade Alka Seltzer Science Lab

The 7th grade students were assigned a difficult lab by Mr. Laskowski early in the second semester in which students measured the dissolving time of an Alka- Seltzer tablet. The students, working with a partner, had to place multiple tablets of Alka- Seltzer into glasses full of different temperature water. The purpose of the lab…

Teacher of the Month: Dr. Helfenbein

What do you think of the school year so far? So far it’s going well. Most of the students are working hard, and I hope it continues for the rest of the year. How long have you been teaching? This is my 6th year teaching, and my 4th year here teaching at BSGE. Why did…

CSI BSGE Style: Our New Forensics Class

This year’s budget cuts left us with a modified science curriculum. One of the changes to BSGE’s curriculum is the new 9th grade Forensic Science class taught by Mr. Laskowski. Before this year, 9th graders took Regents Physics with Mr. Hofer, however, he left the school and left BSGE without a Physics teacher and without…