Sanford "Sandy" Strunk
I am excited to join Utmost Academy as a Chemistry teacher. I have a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, 25 years experience as a professional chemist in private industry, and a passion for teaching. My wife and I run a shop in Dinwiddie County selling herbs, spices, & essential oils, and we grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for sale in our greenhouse. I have tutored students from seventh grade to college level. In addition to teaching Chemistry, I hope to instill in my students a curiosity about the world around them. Why is the sky blue? Why is grass green? One of my spiritual mentors once said, “There is more theology in a blade of grass than all the books ever written.” The hand of God is everywhere in creation if you care to look for it. I see no conflict between science and the Word of God, and will do my utmost to nurture both in my students.
Class: Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Everything is made of matter which possesses energy, and with physics, we can study their interactions in everything around us. This course is designed to teach 10th – 12th grade students to learn and apply physics concepts to real life rather than simply memorizing them. Students will complete practice exercises and lab reports, take quizzes and exams, and conduct hands-on experiments as they see God’s hand in every aspect of their study. This course provides a sound foundation for those going on to college-level courses.
Physics is usually considered to be a secular study, but students will find that the precise predictability, exact quantitative nature, and intricate detail of the study of energy and matter are a constant testimony to God’s great wisdom and omnipotent and omnipresent control.
Investigate the core concepts of physics, including scientific models
Become familiar with the meanings of related scientific terms, such as velocity, acceleration, and kinetic and potential energy
Use vectors as they demonstrate the direction and quantity of forces
Learn about the conservation of matter and energy, and how matter and energy interact over time and space
Conduct laboratory procedures and write reports with each week of study
Identify God’s wisdom in the creation of the universe including the natural laws which form the basis for the study of physics
This is a one-year course with two full semesters, helping a student fulfill one credit of Physics with labs. The course work requires approximately 5 hours each week. High school transcripts should list the course as Physics with labs.
Algebra 1 and Chemistry are prerequisites to Master’s Class High School Physics
The Teacher Guide includes instructions for the course and labs as well as answer keys for worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and exams.
Textbook: Master's Class High School Physics Set: SKU# M224-0-SET
To purchase, visit: https://www.masterbooks.com/masters-class-high-school-physics-set
Lab fee: $50, by check made payable to Sanford Strunk on or before the first day of class.
Tuition: $65 monthly (9 months)