Ms. Lynn Kistler
Science Department Curriculum Leader
Academic Physics Teacher
AP Environment Science Teacher
I am a 1993 graduate of Geneva College where I earned my B.S. in Chemistry. I started my teaching career at Cornell High School and then continued my education while teaching to earn a M.A. in Physics at Indiana University of PA. I also taught for 7 years at Riverside High School before coming to Upper St. Clair in 2003. Throughout my teaching career I have taught many levels of chemistry, physics, and environmental science. I have also served as the Curriculum Leader for the Science Department since 2007.
Phone: 412-833-1600 x2322 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Physics: This course serves as an introduction to the broad field of physics. The first semester focuses on mechanics answering the essential questions of "How do we measure motion?" and "Why do objects move (or not)?" During the second semester we turn our attention to waves, sound and light with the essential question "How do we use waves to communicate?" We then finish the year with an introduction to static and current electricity with the essential question "How is electricity important to my life?"
AP Environmental Science: This course follows the AP curriculum which includes studies of earth systems, ecology, population, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution and global change. The course is very student-centered with daily classroom activities that reinforce the reading and note-taking that students complete outside of class.
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Science Competition Club which supports students in various science-related events such as Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF), Data Jam, and others.