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“Making the tensegrity bench was hard,” AP physics C student, junior Michelle Kuan said. “We struggled on the precision and it also didn’t hold our teammate’s weight, which broke it.” (Photo courtesy of Nathan Jeon)

Students wrap up AP season with final projects

By Nathan Gu June 1, 2023

With AP tests ending on May 19, many AP science classes across campus are finishing off the rest of the year with a final project, junior Michelle Kuan said. These projects are meant to allow students...

Physics teacher Danny Nunez said he hopes that students will have as much of a fun experience as he does teaching.

Pursuing dreams: a life-changing realization

By Nathan Gu May 24, 2023

Starting his freshman year, physics teacher Danny Nunez walked into his physics classroom and witnessed a great sense of enthusiasm from his physics teacher, who wholeheartedly expressed his love for science...

Physics teacher Kathleen Shreve utilizes Plicker cards, scannable patterns with different orientations that represent different answer choices, to engage her students before class.

A personalized approach to learning

By Nathan Gu May 19, 2023

Teachers across campus incorporate numerous techniques to engage students for the duration of their class, such as in-class group activities, warm-up questions and quotes of the day. AP physics 1 and college...

Once I reframed mentorship as a two-way street and an opportunity for mutual growth, I was able to make the impact I wanted and develop as a leader.

The Daydreamer

By Karuna Chandran April 19, 2023

As I stared at the whiteboard, I felt like I was looking at a foreign language. That’s how kinematics felt to me when I first started taking AP Physics 1, and if I’m being honest, the class still feels...

DEEPENING SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING: New “Science and Society” course expands the scope of learning by connecting scientific disciplines with societal phenomenons.

Intersectionality between science and our community

By Olivia Shen April 17, 2022

Previously, freshmen have been limited to choosing between two courses – Physics and Chemistry – for their sophomore science class. Now, their science options, along with everyone else’s, are expanding,...

Physics class helps students build meaningful connections, explore vital concepts

By Olivia Shen March 14, 2022

During the springtime, all students excluding seniors undergo the process of course selection. Similar to my peers, when I was a freshman, I had the option of choosing my science class: physics or chemistry.  Like...

Students in AP Physics 1 perform a lab to learn about collisions and momentum.

Labs and COVID-19: the impact on student learning

By Naomi Baron and Olivia Shen December 14, 2021

During the shift to online learning, COVID-19 forced science teachers to shift gears and alter the way that they teach science. Many facets of education were heavily impacted, science included, chemistry...

Tutors like Richard can offer support to tutees like Emily as needed.

Gaming communication platform becomes 24/7 tutoring

By Miya Liu December 9, 2020

Continuing last year’s routine, physics club holds regular test review Kahoots for physics students, but now they have expanded their test prep to an over 130 student-wide tutoring system through a popular...

AP physics 1: not worth the removal of physics honors

AP physics 1: not worth the removal of physics honors

By Amber Birrell and Ritaja Subrahmanya March 26, 2020

Homework. Exams. Scores. Work is piling up for many advanced placement (AP) courses on campus, and here comes yet another one. Starting next school year, physics honors will be removed from HHS curriculum...

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