Physics


Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $40.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 9th-12th
Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time:3rd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-2

Required Materials or Books: Exploring Creation with Physics Ed. 2, https://www.apologia.com/179-physics

Class Description:
Course will be a study of light, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to atomic, nuclear, and subnuclear physics with emphasis on how a physicist approaches the problem of describing nature. The course will also cover lasers, electrical circuits and sound. Students will learn to build electric devices and work with laboratory quality lasers. A qualitative, descriptive approach is used.

About Bruce Gillespie

Bruce Gillespie has been a practicing Christian for since he was 12 years old and working in laboratories since he was 17. He started his research career working on environmental science research projects for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company when he was 20 as their Manager of Environmental Science. That same year he married Martha Gillespie. At 22 he began teaching while continuing his research career. He currently teaches at both Brazos Valley Co-Op and Eagle Christian Academy. He does STEM work with 50-70 children in the afternoon and evenings at West Elementary School. His doctoral research was on learning disabilities and challenges but undergraduate work was in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and statistical modeling. His love of teaching is why his current focus is only on working with students K-12 to increase their love of STEM.