Debbie Walker is an experienced science teacher that brings Physics to life for students by incorporating real world examples into her lessons and creates a fun classroom atmosphere by promoting questions and discussion. Debbie earned her Bachelor's degree in Physics with a minor in Psychology from Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She spent 5 years teaching high school AP Physics, Physics and Chemistry.
She took several years off teaching to pursue a full time position of Mom to her three wonderful children and two dogs. She resumed her career by teaching hands-on science to elementary school children throughout Los Angeles with Quest in Science and has been with them since 2010. She loves basketball and has enjoyed coaching her son's basketball team! She is excited to be working with the students and families of HuckleBerry and looks forward to a great year!
Teacher: Debbie Walker
Come learn how the world works in our Quest in Science middle school course, Physics Concepts. Each week students will participate in hands-on laboratory experiments to reinforce the concepts learned.
Fall: The first quarter of this year long course will be spent learning the "how" things move in our world. We will explore speed and velocity as we race cars down a tract. We will examine acceleration and deceleration of objects. We will also shoot off projectiles to study their path. This course is created to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and provide a stronger understanding of our world.
This quarter, we will focus on the physical concept of dynamics, the "why" things move (or do not move) in our world. We will study forces and their impact on all objects. We will examine Newton’s laws of motion in a series of experiments giving the students the conceptual understanding of why objects move. Students will also participate in an end-of-quarter project that they will design and build to demonstrate their understanding of dynamics.
This quarter, we will focus on the physical concept of energy. We will examine the various types of energy that move and change out world. Students will also participate in an end-of-quarter project that they will design and build to demonstrate their understanding of energy.