Physics and Calculus Teacher
Teacher of Mathematics and Physics for 26 years. Currently teaching Honors Physics,"Green Engineering Academy" Engineering Research and Development, Algebra 1 with Computing and Robotics and AP ...more
Honors Physics is a physics course that covers the classical and modern physics areas in depth with both an experimental and problem solving emphasis. Why is the sky blue? What is the best trajectory for a baseball to be hit off the bat? How can I use a laser to send radio waves across the room? These sample questions are typical ones that will be discussed in Honors Physics. The course includes topics from mechanics, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics and focuses on in-class laboratory experiments. Honors Physics is recommended for all students planning to major in the life sciences, chemistry, physics, and all areas of engineering and for those that plan to take Calculus but have not yet taken a course in physics.
AP Calculus BC
Calculus brings much of previous mathematics studied into a unified subject matter. Calculus is the study of change. Using geometrical, numerical, and analytical methods we will study how things change. During this study we will focus on both differential and integral calculus as well as limits and series. The course is taught “workshop” style where students often work on the whiteboards in small groups to solve problems. Math labs are used to illustrate key applications. Calculus is recommended for all college bound students who plan to major in science, engineering, economics, business or mathematics. Students who take the course will cover one year of college Calculus and are expected to take the AP Calculus exam in May.
Mrs. Johnston's Office Hours
Mrs. Johnston holds extensive office-hours throughout the week which include times before school, at lunch, and afterschool. Students should check the "Extra Help" Board in the classroom for this ...more
Science On Saturday Begins This Saturday - Feb. 6th!
The popular science lectures sponsored by LLNL for students will begin this Saturday, Feb. 6th at the Bankhead theater at 9:30am and 11:15am. Please arrive early in order to find a space as the lectures are usually full. Admission is free! Checkout www.llnl.gov for more information. SOS will continue throughout Saturdays in February.
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" Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion. Without passion for your subject and a desire for your students to learn and be the best in the world, then we have failed as a teacher and failure is not an option." John F. Podojil, 2003