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Kathryn L. Hajek's Homepage

Email: klhajek@bellsouth.net
School phone: (770) 929-0176
WWW Home Page: http://www.bocklabs.wisc.edu/~hajek/
Mailing Address: Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Rd., Conyers, GA 30013


Conceptual Physics

 Rationale:  As American society enters the 21st century, science and technology have an increasingly large impact on our lives. Today's students will make decisions about science and technology once they become adult consumers and voters. They will make wiser evaluations of the benefits and dangers of new developments if they are armed with knowledge rather than ignorance. The purpose of this class is to prepare my students to become responsible, successful citizens by helping them develop a basic understanding of scientific methods and knowledge.

 Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • know the fundamental rules of nature that affect movement, properties of matter, energy, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism.
  • better appreciate our world because he or she understands the rules of nature.
  • have the knowledge and skills needed for studying biology, chemistry and other sciences.
  • understand the importance of working in a collaborative manner with peers.
 Textbook: Paul Hewitt, Conceptual Physics, 3rd ed., Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., Menlo Park, California.


I began my formal training in secondary education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and am completing my studies at Georgia State University.

My Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I completed my graduate studies in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Friesen, Professor of Biochemistry and the Institute for Molecular Virology.

My B.S. is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Honors Biology.

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