Sprague Science and Coaching

Welcome to Sprague's Science Class Website

Greetings! I am Wallis Sprague and I am glad to have you in OUR science class! We will learn a great deal this year, conduct plenty of fun experiments, and grow as humans and learners.

The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second or about 300,000 kilometers per second, 186,000 miles per second, or about 671 million miles per hour. At this speed, it would take you about 8 minutes 20 seconds on average to travel to our sun, and 4. 24 years to travel to the next closest star, Proxima Centauri. It would take you 100,000 years to fly from one side of the Milky Way to the other. Our closest neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, is 2,538,000 light years away.

There are over 100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy alone.

There are 2 trillion-ish other galaxies in the universe.

Space is really, really big and has lots and lots of stars and thus solar systems.

They are all really, really, really far apart.

How we define the word "far" will change with time and technological advances.

Tips to excel in OUR class:

I love to learn, and honestly appreciate and enjoy hard work. Thus, I have high expectations for what we can accomplish together towards the goal of making you more intelligent and wise, preparing you for your future, and helping you to grow as a human being and citizen of this planet. Simply put folks, if you don’t work towards making yourself smarter, who will? Who are you hurting when you don’t put your best effort into learning? I will not sit by and ignore intellectual laziness. Sorry, that is just who I am!

So, to succeed in OUR class and avoid a lecture from me:

1) Do your best! That is all I ever ask of you on any project or assignment.

2) Complete the assigned reading and homework. You cannot improve at anything without practice. Also, how can I focus OUR class time to best meet your needs if I don’t know where you need help? Homework helps teachers to know what the students already have mastered and where they still need help.

3) Show up to class on time and prepared to learn.

4) Show respect for the classroom, your fellow students, and yourself at all times.

5) Ask for help when you need it! Never be afraid to ask questions about what we are learning, directions for projects and assignments, or how you will be graded. If you don’t ask, I will assume you totally understand, so I will move on.

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is via email, as I will see the message much sooner than voice mail. I can be reached at wsprague@lps.k12.co.us . .

I will always accept class assignments via email! So, please feel free to save paper and your printer ink by emailing me documents!

Also, I always accept assignments late, they will receive a responsibility penalty of 1/2 credit in that category only, if applicable. The other categories will not have the grade affected by tardiness. .