Welcome to the sciences with Dr. West.  The goal of science is to teach you about the world around you and refine how you think about the world.  The world of today would not exist without the scientific advances of the last two centuries and unless students learn about science they will be ill prepared for the world of tomorrow.  I do not expect the students to remember everything covered in my classes.  However, it is my hope that the students learn a new way of thinking about the world around them and use that throughout their lives.

I teach Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, Chem 115 – Introductory Chemistry, and AP Physics C: Mechanics.  In my classes the students will learn basic concepts of science and be prepared for higher level science courses through lecture, drill, and lab work.  In my advanced classes students will learn to solve problems in chemistry and physics at a level corresponding to a 100-200 level in college.

If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed. If you are thinking 10 years ahead, plant a tree. If you are thinking 100 years ahead, educate the people.
Kuan Tzu (circa 500 B.C.)

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Albert Einstein

Scientific thought is not an accompaniment of human progress, but human progress itself.
William Kingdon Clifford