Mrs. Lowande

Phone: (925)473-2390 x 7766

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degree -BA in Physics: CSU San Bernardino Credentials -Single Subject Teaching Credential, Physics: JFK University -Industrial and Technology Education Certificate -National Board Certification in Science Classes Currently Teaching -Physics P Classes Previously Taught -Honors Physics -AP Physics C -Principles of Engineering -Environmental Science -Earth Science

Mrs. Lowande

I think Physics is PHUN!  If you don't believe me then you'll have to join us for one or two of our labs!  The picture of me may not be the best but I'm supervising an egg drop demonstrating conservation of energy and momentum!  If that's not phun enough for you then how about Spooky Magic with apple pendulums that never stop swinging or magnets that float to the floor instead of falling!  And then again there's always the day that Pigs Fly!  Don't miss it!  Oh yeah, there are homework assignments and tests too...

I went back to school much later after being an aerialist and elephant empress in the circus where I experienced physics in a very real world way! I taught at Mount Diablo High School in Concord for 10 years before coming to Pittsburg High School in August 2018. In order to make lessons come alive for students I worked in industry and research for three summers with Ignited! Matching teachers with companies, Ignited! expands teacher's horizons with hands on experience and skill building that not only influence teachers but their students as well. 

 

Ignited! Experience

-Ultrashort Laser Pulse Research Fellow: UC Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology Engineering Research Center

-Training Facilitator: Dow Chemical

-Engineering Product Line Standard Product Repository Associate: Lockheed Martin