Department Lead: Marie Kuhn
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 613
Science Course Descriptions
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Hello! My name is Mrs. Marie Kuhn and I have been a science teacher for almost 20 years! In addition to being Department Lead for an amazing group of dedicated science teachers, I am currently part of our AVID Leadership Team and advisor for our Surfrider Foundation Club and Animal Welfare Club.
One of my favorite things about teaching at Palos Verdes High School is being able to provide our wonderful students opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. For example, for the past three summers I have been able to join my colleague, Ms. Julie Chupp, on a 10-day field research trip for students to the Galapagos Islands! There is something for everyone here in the Science Department at PVHS and we look forward to you joining our Sea King community of learners!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Conduct science research in the Galapagos Islands, observe and identify local tide pool organisms, perform protein purification and DNA technology techniques, build a remotely operated vehicle, or figure out the physics of rollercoasters! Whatever your interests, the PVHS science department offers a variety of unique, hands-on learning opportunities for you to explore in all areas of science. Our enthusiastic science teachers love what they do and are excited to work with you in:
- Biology, Biology Honors, Biology 2, Biology AP
- Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, Chemistry AP
- Physics, Physics AP
- Environmental Science AP
- Marine Biology, Marine Biology Honors
- Physiology and Anatomy
- Developmental Physiology and Sports Medicine
- Science Research
- and our award-winning Palos Verdes Institute of Technology (PVIT) program