Studying Science with BFG! 

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My name is Derek M. Colquhoun and I am the science teacher at RLA. I bring great enthusiasm and believe all students can learn, it is just a matter of finding the best method.

The science classes at RLA are:

Biology – learning about life, the how and the why.  Topics include evolution, genetics, ecology and the cell.

Energy and Motion – learning about how objects move.  Topics include Newton’s Laws, velocity, power and waves.

Moving Earth and Stars – learning about the earth and the stars.  Topics include plate tectonics, volcanoes, life cycle of stars and the expansion of space (awesome!).

I received my bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University; master’s degree in the Science of Instruction from Drexel University and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources at Oregon State University.

I am a lover of nature and enjoy hikes, reading and spending time with family.