Teaching Science


I specialize in teaching PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY.

Here's links to some of the projects I've been involved with (mostly with students) over the years.

The South Pole & the IceCube neutrino detector

Manastash Ridge Observatory & Murdock Foundation Partners in Science program

Solar 2U : my off-grid solar power event and sustainability education trailer.

Whales in Baja California & Kite Aerial Photography

Making Clocks & Trebuchets & Water Rockets in Physics Class

Upward Bound at University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Cosmic Rays, WALTA, & QuarkNet3

NASA High-Altitude Balloon Cosmic Ray Experiment 1 2 3

Space Shuttle Experiment

Zero Gravity Robot aboard NASA's "Vomit Comet" airplane 1 2 3 4 5

Building & Racing Electric Cars

Pinhole & Strobe science photography   slideshow

Time Lapse Photography 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Powers of 10 photo project

Fermi gamma-ray space telescope & the giant Tesla Coil

Harmonographs and the spiral nature of reality    arduino version 1 2

Coding & programming robots

Making LED Clothing that Responds to Sensors

Pasta Bridges 1 2 3

The GIANT Satellite Dish Planetarium


NetLogo Artillery

I've taken students to trips to:



Belize & Guatemala

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

The wild & scenic Missouri River

Electric Car Races in Portland, Olympia, & Los Angeles

The Kennedy Space Center (Fl)

The Johnson Space Center (Houston)

The Mystery Spot (Santa Cruz)

Physics Day at Great America

San Francisco & Minnesota Zoos

St. Croix River

Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)

Golden Gate Bridge

Exploratorium (San Francisco)

Academy of Sciences (San Francisco)

Magic Eye Camera Obscura (S.F.)

Elkhorn Slough Nature Reserve (Moss Landing, Ca)

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Point Lobos State Park (Carmel, Ca)

Seattle Art Museum

Tech Museum (San Jose)

Año Nuevo Elephant Seal State Park (Half Moon Bay, Ca)

Olympic National Park

Grand Coulee Dam & Steamboat Rock State Park (Wa)

Pacific Science Center (Seattle)

Stanford Linear Accelerator

Stanford Electric Car

Lawrence Hall of Science

LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory (Hanford, Wa)

Soudan Mine & Minos neutrino experiment (Soudan, Mn)

Pinnacles National Monument

Big Basin State Park (Boulder Creek, Ca)

Bean Hollow State Park (Half Moon Bay, Ca)

Natural Bridges State Beach (Santa Cruz, Ca)

Seacliff State Beach (Aptos, Ca)

Yosemite National Park

Manastash Ridge Observatory (Ellensburg, Wa)

University of Washington

University of California, Santa Cruz

San Jose State University

Cabrillo College

Reaction Research Society (Mojave, Ca)

NASA High Altitude Balloon Facility (Palestine, Tx)

Arches National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Vernier Software (Portland, Or)

First Robotics competitions: Portland, Or, & Atlanta, Ga

Shoreline Ice Arena (Shoreline, Wa)