Degrees and Certifications:
Physics (Secondary Science 7-12) Earth Science (Secondary Science 7-12) Special Education (Secondary, 7-12)
Miss Kaitlin Butler
Hello! I have been a teacher here at Wheatland since 2020 (first year pandemic teaching!). I got my undergraduate degree in physics from Cornell University and my master's in education from Roberts Wesleyan College. I have certifications in Earth Science, Physics, and Special Education. I am so excited to be working with your children this year!
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This Regents level course covers a variety of topics all about our fabulous planet, focusing on geology, water systems, meteorology, and astronomy. This is a hands on course with a lab component and is generally the first science course taken by all ninth grade students. Together we will explore the world we all live on, from below our feet, around ourselves, and above our heads. Earth science is a "contact sport" so be prepared for an adventure.
Students will need a binder (1-1.5") and pens or pencils. It is also recommended to have a four function calculator (or the nSpire provided by their math teacher), a 12" ruler (with centimeters), scissors, a glue stick, colored pencils (12), and a pencil pouch, though these supplies will also be provided within the classroom. Bring your (charged) computer every day.
This Regents level course covers topics in mechanics, electricity & magnetism, waves & optics, and modern physics. This is also a hands on course with a lab component and requires a corequisite enrollment in precalculus. Generally this course is taken by 11th or 12th grade students. Together we will explore the laws of the universe around us, which speaks in the language of math. We will question how and why the universe behaves like it does, and question what we thought we knew about, well, everything.
Students will need a binder (1-1.5") to store materials, a notebook or lined paper, and pens or pencils. It is also recommended to have a calculator of some kind (nSpire provided by math department is good). Bring your (charged) computer every day.