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Debbie Walker

BS Physics
​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!

Awesome Science!

Teacher:  Debbie Walker

Age: 6-9


Fall - Energy & Light
In this exciting physical science course by Quest in Science, students will become energy experts by understanding that energy is responsible for all movement and change in our world.  We will explore the many forms of energy:  heat, mechanical, electrical, chemical, sound, solar, and light.  Students will examine several common toys to determine the energy required to make them work.  They will build a roller coaster to see energy transfer from one form to another.  They will learn about waves and investigate how energy uses waves to travel from one place to another.  Students will also examine light energy.  They will study how light travels, reflects, and bends through fun projects, crafts, and fun scientific experiments. 
Winter:  Weather Watch!
This winter quarter, our student scientists will study the world’s weather in the Quest in Science course, Weather Watch! They will investigate winds, the four seasons, the water cycle, clouds, air pressure, greenhouse effects, and all the wild weather we experience around the world. Students will keep their own weather calendar. Our student scientists will learn about various weather situations with hands-on lessons including tornado tubes, season wheels, hydration evaporation plates, and many more. Throughout the quarter, students work together in small lab groups to perform experiments, test hypotheses, and gather and record data. They will keep a science folder for all their work related to our science studies that will go home with them each week and can be used for their evidence of science for your records!
Spring:Animal Habitats and Classification
This spring quarter, our Science Explorers will study the animal kingdom in the Quest in Science course, Animal Habitats and Classification! They will investigate the many types of animal habitats on Earth, such as forests, deserts, the arctic, and the ocean, each with its own special environment. Each habitat provides shelter and food for animals that live there. The students will learn how scientists classify animals into mammal, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and spiders. They will identify the physical and behavioral adaptations of animals to understand how each has adapted to their environments, even extreme environments. Some activities will include modeling bird beaks through similar shaped tools, designing their own fish by combining various physical characteristics, participating in a role play activity to demonstrate the musk oxen defense circle, and conducting an experiment to learn the importance of blubber for keeping some animals warm! Students will also learn how animals can work in groups to survive and how they compete for resources. Throughout the quarter, students work together in small lab groups to perform experiments, test hypotheses, and gather and record data. They will keep a science folder for all their work related to our science studies that will go home with them each week and can be used for their evidence of science for your records!

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