Science

science class

Laboratory and field work enhance learning, foster excitement for the subject matter and reinforce understanding of complex scientific topics.

KELLY HADDEN, SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Overview

Students gain an understanding of the techniques and processes for gathering and analyzing evidence to support common scientific theories in Blair’s science classes. Our traditional courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics stress this extensively. As students move through grade levels and respective coursework, expectations increase, and upper-school students enrolled in Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry or Physics courses are expected to display a significant level of confidence and comfort in the lab environment. 

The department’s goal is to foster in students a strong interest in and genuine enthusiasm for applying their scientific knowledge to everyday phenomena in the world around them, especially to parts of the world about which they are most curious. Within our curriculum, students have the opportunity to explore their interests by enrolling in courses such as AP Psychology, Marine Biology, Biomechanics, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Analytical Chemistry, Robotics and Integrated Science Research. Designed by our teaching faculty, all of these courses aim to appeal to the varied science interests of Blair students.

Meet the Faculty

Meet Blair's Science Department

Kelly Hadden

Kelly Hadden

Titles: Department Chair
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Nadia Abascal

Nadia Abascal

Titles: Faculty
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Julia Booth

Julia Booth

Titles: Faculty
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Caroline Chamberlain

Caroline Chamberlain

Titles: Faculty
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Robert  Crowther

Robert Crowther

Titles: Laboratory Technician
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W. Rod Gerdsen

W. Rod Gerdsen

Titles: Faculty, Admission Associate
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Shelly Mantegna

Shelly Mantegna

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
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Suzana Markolovic

Suzana Markolovic

Titles: Faculty
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Michael Ryerson

Michael Ryerson

Titles: Faculty
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Michael Sayers

Michael Sayers

Titles: Faculty
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Schnayder Termidor

Schnayder Termidor

Titles: Faculty
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Christopher Thatcher

Christopher Thatcher

Titles: Faculty
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Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Titles: Associate Dean of Students, Faculty
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Courses

  • Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • Foundations of Integrated Science Research
  • Integrated Science Research I & II
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Robotics
  • Physics
  • Physics Honors
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry Honors
  • Biomechanics
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Applied Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism
  • Post-AP Science

Beyond the Classroom

  • Research Fellows Program
  • Earthshine Club
  • Integrated Science Research
  • Marine Science class trip to the Cayman Islands
  • Blair Academy Mythbusters Club
  • Annual Science Expo
  • Robotics Team
  • Rutgers University Oncology Olympiad