Science Department

Science High school science involves mastery of content, knowledge of scientific procedures, and engagement with investigation and research. High schools offer four distinct Regents courses: Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. Many schools also offer electives and Advanced Placement courses for students who want to pursue additional coursework, studies, and research. To graduate from high school, students must earn at least 6 science credits (including lab). To receive a Regents Diploma, students must score at least 65 on the Regents exam

Ms. Antoine

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Ms Antoine

Science Teacher

Teaches AP Biology, Living Environment


Overview of AP Biology


​AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions. 

Find out more about this course on the Collegeboard Website

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Overview of Living Environment

Living Environment is the scientific exploration of the diverse world of living organisms. Some of the topics studied throughout the year include: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, and Ecology and Human Body Systems.

Find out more about this regent course on the NYS website linked

Ms. Suite

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Hello Parents and Guardians, I would like to reintroduce myself. I have taught in DOE for close to twenty years. Prior to that I was a blood bank technologist at three major area hospitals. Thus I bring with me a wealth of scientific as well as professional experience. I believe that without science nothing is possible and thus I take great pleasure in assisting our youth in making discoveries in the world of science. I would like to influence as many of our young scholars as possible to consider and pursue a career in science. This is my goal not just because of my love for chemistry, but for three major reasons. The first because there are so many areas we have barely began to explore, secondly any future discoveries would improve the quality of life for millions of people and give us a better understanding of life, and thirdly we need more minorities and women to enter the scientific community.

Parents and Guardians I need your assistance in attaining my goals. I can only do this with your support thus I look forward to working with you in shaping our young women and men and guiding them along the path to becoming well rounded and educated individuals.

Ms. Ulrop

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Ms. Ulrop is a second year teacher who is innovative, caring and eager to assure that the scholars that she serves are successful as she facilitates the NYS Earth Science curriculum. Earth science concentrates on investigating how the planet works and why. This field delves into the many layers of the Earth and explains how those pieces fit together into a cohesive structure. The interdisciplinary subject not only provides insight into the mechanics of the solid parts of the planet, but also illustrates the inner workings of the liquid and gaseous portions. It addresses questions about the origins and evolution of the atmosphere, various land formations and bodies of water.

This branch of science includes research into what the globe might have looked like in the past, the way it might appear in the future and how it fits into the universe as a whole, which facilitates comparisons with other planets like Venus and Mars.

Earth science is inextricably connected to astronomy, which is the study of outer space, since the behavior of the sun and moon influences conditions on Earth and there are many space hazards that could potentially destroy the Earth, such as asteroids and comets.

Earth science is highly relevant to the welfare of humanity, as it allows people to predict and prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. It also helps people locate and extract valuable raw materials that are hidden underground, ranging from fresh water and fossil fuels to minerals and precious metals.

Mr. Diallo

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My name is Thierno Malal Diallo; and I was born in the republic of Guinea, Conakry.

I earned a Bachelors Degree in mineral chemistry, at the University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry; a masters of business administration (MBA) degree, in finance and investment, at Baruch College, in New York City; a masters of science in education at pace university, in New York City.

At Bedford academy I believe that it is my responsibility to prepare our young scholars for the challenges that lie ahead as they continue their journey to acquiring the knowledge to become responsible citizens. I teach Calculus, Physics, and Algebra II & Trigonometry. My philosophy of teaching is that until the learner can take ownership of the knowledge acquired, he or she did not learn. when teaching, I always make sure that my scholars develop the self confidence needed to solve problems using relevant information and concepts, without seeking any outside validation in the process. My focus is, and  has always been, on students' developing enduring understanding of the concepts; and using these concepts to solve problem according to their understanding and creativity.

​Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. Moreover, it's the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy (and can be applied to biology or medical science).