Elkhart High School

Background and Qualifications

“Energy is liberated matter, matter is energy waiting to happen.”
― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

"An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer." - Max Planck, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers
 
“All science is either physics or stamp collecting" - Ernest Rutherford
 
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward" - former New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam


Welcome to a new school year at Elkhart High School. This is my sixteenth year at Elkhart, and my eighteenth year teaching high school. I graduated from Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University, with my AAS in Land Surveying and Mapping and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry respectively. In May of 2013, I graduated from the University of Texas – Arlington with a Master’s in Education. I obtained my teacher’s certificate after completing an alternative certification program with the Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore including six hours of graduate-level coursework from the University of Texas at Tyler. I completed additional AP US History training through the College Board and UT Tyler.
 
 
 
 

Classes

Posts

Paul Hewitt on Free Fall and Basic Kinematics

Kinematic equations and free falling objects with Professor Paul Hewitt

Introduction to Head to Tail Vector Addition

Basics of Head to Tail (Tip to Tail or Graphical) Vector Addition

Finding Vector Components with Trig Functions

Basics of finding the X and Y components of a Vector along with verifying the angle and the sides

Kinematics - Pre AP Physics - Crash Course Physics #1

Some basic information regarding 1 - D motion and the kinematic equations. Pre AP Physics level

Significant Figures Rules

An introduction to the four basic rules for determining Significant Figures.

Similarities between the 1884 and 2016 presidential elections

Historian Doug Wead recounts how the 1884 and 2016 presidential elections shared many commonalities