Science

The Bishop Ludden Science Department offers courses to prepare our students for the 8th grade science assessment; Regents exams in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics; and the AP Biology exam. Other courses include Honors Physics, Meteorology & Astronomy, Pre- Chemistry, Local Physics, and Scientific Data Analysis.

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Photo of Dr. Robert Ostrander Dr. Robert Ostrander Science Teacher
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Dr. Robert Ostrander

BS, Chemistry, Houghton College (minor in education); Masters of Philosophy, Syracuse University; PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Syracuse University, NYS teaching certificate, chemistry and general science, 7-12

Dr. Robert Ostrander has been teaching since 1978, joining the Bishop Ludden staff in 2012.

He values Bishop Ludden for it’s faith-based education that also focuses on the overall well-being of students.

Outside of class, Dr. O enjoys astronomy and woodworking.

Classes

Chemistry
Financial Algebra

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Jacquline Sudol

Classes

Earth Science
Geology
Meteorology

Aquaponics Fish Waste Keystone Prject 011 at bishop ludden - ScienceThe Aquaponics Keystone Project was funded by a grant from Toshiba. The members are seniors Andy Buttner, Anthony Farino, and Griffin Walker. Mentors for the project were John Schafer, Karen McDonold, and Maxine Babcock.

Aquaponics at Bishop Ludden
By Anthony Farino, Griffin Walker, and Andy Buttner

What do fish, feces, and fabrication have in common? When it comes to Bishop Ludden’s Senior Keystone Project, they equal our grant-winning Aquaponics project. When it came time to choose our required topic, we collectively chose to do a spin on farming called Aquaponics. Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture (raising fish) and Hydroponics (growing plants in water).

Our project went through a series of test runs (attested to by the pile of dead fish outside the Science Olympiad Lab) before our current group of 24 brook trout from SUNY Cobleskill; these fish are fertilizing seven forms of herbs and vegetables.

Aquaponics Keystone Project Griffin Andy Anthony 007 at bishop ludden 300x225 - ScienceAnthony Farino took the lead on building the structure and maintaining it; he also is tasked with preserving the longevity of the project. His goal is to score enough grants to fund this as a formal class. Griffin Walker ran the biology aspects, along with the record keeping. As manager, Andy Buttner is tasked with grant applications and writing the final book so that the project is able to be replicated.

The goal of the project is to design and test the best system for future usage. We are also creating global development models for profitability and productivity.

The project will end with a monster fish fry with fresh salad.

Click here to watch a special segment on the Aquaponics Keystone Project by Megan Coleman at CNY Central.

Making The Grade