Independent Research Department
Mrs. Joyce Thornton Barry
Chairperson of Science, Research and Technology K-12
Mrs. MaryLou O'Donnell
Independent Research Teacher Coordinator
516-937-6370 ext 248


Plainview-Old Bethpage students at every level are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of research opportunities through the District-wide Research program. The program offers instructional experiences in research procedures, and places the students in competitions that reinforce and extend the curriculum.

At the high school level,
students are involved in both qualitative and quantitative research. An
after school independent research class open to all interested students offers opportunities for studies in math, social sciences, science, linguistics and other fields. Student researchers utilize the Internet, keep detailed journals and meet individually with teachers.
Helpful links by grade:
   Long Island Science Congress
   Andromeda Fair/NYSSEF