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!
Hands On Science: 2023 - 2024
Teacher: Debbie Walker
Fall: Weather Watch!
Winter: From the Inside Out - The Human Body
Spring: Investigation & Experimentation
From the Inside Out – A Study of the Human Body
This quarter, the exciting science learning continues with this Quest in Science course on the
study of the human body both inside and out. We will learn the names and functions of the body
parts, bones, muscles, and organs. We will learn how to keep our bodies healthy and strong.
We will make models, test hypotheses, make observations and learn how amazing the human
body truly is.
Investigation and Experimentation
Science is fun! This spring, Quest in Science presents Investigation and Experimentation with
all new laboratory experiments! This exciting hands-on science course is designed to stimulate
curiosity and interest in science through exciting investigations and experiments. Students will
learn the scientific method and develop their own study of a topic that interests them most. This
class will conclude with a complete science fair project created by each student. Each student
will present their project on the last day of class to an audience of family and friends. We will
conclude with a celebration for their amazing accomplishments.
This fall, 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.