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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physical Science Composite MA Secondary Education - Physics

Mr. Johanson

I really like to know how things work.  This desire has led me to study the physical sciences.  I graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and was named the PGHS Sterling Scholar in Science.  I started my college studies to become an electrical engineer.  I ultimately decided to become a teacher instead.  When I changed my major, I just couldn't decide to study just one field of science.  So, I chose to major in all the physical sciences.  This has given me a broad view of how all the sciences work together to explain how the world around us works.  I really like knowing how things work.  At UCAS I have taught Astronomy & Chemistry.  These are both amazing and interesting fields of study.  I also have a background in physics, geology, meteorology, and computer science.  However, I could not understand all of these subjects without an extensive knowledge of mathematics.  Science without math is not real science.

I really enjoy the outdoors and the beauties of nature.  I have a goal to visit all the National Parks in America.  I was part of a bowling league in American Fork for many years.  My best bowling score ever is 277.  I entered a won the Sand Castle building contest at Yuba Lake in 2019.  I currently teach at UVU as an Adjunct Professor of Astronomy.  I have been an Adjunct Professor for almost 20 years.

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