6th & 7th Grade Science, Bike Monkeys jesse@sbms.org

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Jesse Kasehagen

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. ~Edward Teller

Title of Class(es): Physical Sciences I, Physical Sciences II

In Physical Sciences I, we will cover a variety of topics in three major fields of physical science: Earth Science, Physics and Chemistry. As a project-based learning course, we will learn how to research, conduct experiments and communicate our ideas logically in topics such as

mineralogy, plate tectonics, newtonian physics, open-sourced electronics and understanding the periodic table of elements. In Physical Sciences II, we will cover the same principal fields of physical sciences. As a continued project-based learning course, we will conduct experiments and communicate our ideas logically in topics such as seismology, meteorology, astronomy, simple mechanics, lasers, sensor technology, chemical reactions, and nuclear energy. For a more in-depth look at the course, feel free to peruse the course scope and sequence for the year that will be posted on Edline.

When I was 12 I was accepted to SBMS and this is where I really started to enjoy school, especially the combination of academics, elective choices, biking trips and community service.

I first knew I wanted to teach when I was working at the YMCA as a director of a summer camp. In particular, it was the psychology of motivating these children to try something they had never tried before. So combining that psychology with learning to think logically and critically, I decided to become a science teacher and attended a credential program at SDSU where I received a single-subject clear credential.

If I am not in the classroom, I can be found working on bikes in the Bike Monkey Room, or trying to catch up with a student in their elective who asked for help during class that day. And if I'm not there, then I help out with substituting for other electives, or after-school parking lot duties.

When I am not around school, you can find me spending time with my almost 2-year old daughter playing, walking/running and reading.