Mr. Landgreen

I'm a high school science teacher at New West Charter School. This is my teacher home page.

Physics - notes

Physics is science. Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. One of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, the main goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves.

Physics is technology. For example, physics is behind all the different technologies in a cell phone. We will study how electromagnetic waves encode information between a cell phone and tower, how electricity in the computer chips is controlled by transistors, resistors, and other elements, how a phone's speaker produces changing waves of air pressure, how a phone uses GPS to know its position, and more!

Physics is engineering. This class will reward a curious mind that wants to apply their knowledge of physics to design, build, tinker, and experiment.

Physics is math. Physics makes math less abstract and more concrete. Students will hone their math skills on real world problems giving their math skills a greater relevance and fluidity.

Computer Science - codepen

The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of computer science through project based learning.

About Me

I graduated from University of Georgia with a B.S. in physics and astronomy. After college I moved to Los Angeles and got credentialed to teach high school physics and chemistry. I’ve been teaching physics, chemistry, and computer programming in California since 2006. Before joining New West I was both the dean of students and chemistry teacher at SLO Classical Academy.

I nerd out on: books, hiking, soccer, science, coding


Photos: mostly physics experiments.

Girls Who Code: See the photos from our visit to USC Game studio here

Codepen: some of my HTML/CSS/JavaScript experiments

n-gon: a physics platformer I wrote in JavaScript

Scratch: more games I wrote


If you were absent check in to see what you missed. The best time to meet with me is after school.