A Look Within the Class: Science Department
Story by Francisco Castaneda
“I have been teaching at PHS for 21 years. I teach Chemistry and Physical Science. Chemistry is my favorite class to teach. Quantum Theory is my favorite subject to teach because I find the subject fascinating.”
“This is my 2nd year teaching. I teach Honors Chemistry and Physics. Chemistry is my favorite class to teach because atoms are amazing! Nuclear Energy is my favorite unit to teach because the events leading to nuclear energy as a viable energy source is fascinating. The influence of Marie and Pierre Curie, Henri Becquerel and Wilhelm Rontgen on nuclear power is a great story.”...
“This is my 6th year at PHS. I teach Biology and Environmental Science. I like to teach all my classes. Genetics and Evolution is my favorite unit to teach because a lot of students seem to be more engaged when we go over genetics and the theory of evolution.”
“I have taught at PHS for 20 years. I teach Honors Biology & Anatomy & Physiology. My favorite class to teach is Anatomy & Physiology. My favorite unit to teach is the Skeletal System because it is the basic for and connection point for other systems. As a connective tissue it also provides blood and attachment points for tendons and all of our body movements.”...
“I have taught at PHS for four years. I teach Physical Science and Earth Space Science, I like to teach both. My favorite unit is to teach the universe & space. Students are always excited to learn more about the universe they live in. It is fun to teach them something that they are curious and excited to learn about.”
“I have been teaching for 4 years at PHS and 27 at FSHS. I teach Honors Physical Science, ESOL Science, Health, I like to teach all of them! I like to teach anything within the realm of Chemistry...elements, atoms, periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, compounds, chemical equations. Generally speaking, the Periodic Table can be pretty scary to look at for most students. So, break...
"This is my first year teaching at PHS. I taught Science for 5 years in another district. I teach Biology and Botany. My favorite class to teach is Botany. I have been a Gardner for over 15 years. So, being able to pass on my love and knowledge about plant life to a new generation of horticulturists is exciting to me! My favorite unit is actually one I teach in Biology. I really enjoy teaching about h...