Monthly Archives: February 2014

Science and Innovation Fair at the Berkshire Museum

scifair 3February 11th, 8 of our top biology students participated in the Fourth Annual Science and Innovation Fair, held at the Berkshire Museum in collaboration with SABIC. Over 100 students from Pittsfield High School and Taconic High school presented their scientific research or engineering projects.

Sam moldGreg Renfrew won first place with his project “Increasing the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Output Through the Addition of a Thermoelectric Generator” and Samatha Reu with her project, “Matter over Mind, Slime Mold”, won third place. Both will be moving on to the Region I Science and Engineering Fair to be held at MCLA on March 7, 2014.

Good work!

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Blood Typing Forensic Lab–Who done it?

blood testing lab 1A crime has happened and One-Eyed Earl was found murdered in a trash can with a wound on his chest. Next to the trash can was found a small pool of blood and the weapon. There are 3 suspects  for the murder but the CSI has to find out the blood type of the puddle in order to determine the killer. After a scenarios of tests we were able to determine the killer of One-Eyed Earl. In order to figure out who the killer was the CSI had to test the blood with Anti A Anti B and Anti Rh to determine the blood type of the puddle to see who’s blood matches up with the blood found at the sense of the crime.

Written and photographed by Willie & Kyle

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Plague INC. review

plague incAbout this game:

This highly addictive game was created for touchscreen by developer Ndemic Creations. The strategy is You vs. the world, can you use what you learned from biology class to survive?

In this game you unlock and upgrade diseases to wipe out the world. When you start a game you click on one country to infect. There are 2 ways of spreading the diseases. One, by air, so using airplanes. Two, by water, so by boat. The infection can also spread through the countries. While you are infecting the world, countries start on a cure. You have to wipe out the earth before the cure for your infection is found.

Description by written by Brandon