Hello good people!

On Monday, July 6… go the the Space page and follow instructions to join the Google Meet. Once you have started the Meet, turn off your microphone. Also, select “Spotlight” – click the three dots, click “change layout” then pick spotlight.

Thank you!


You may start from this page for each week’s lesson. Or, use the drop-down menu from the main navigation. Click Maps, Weather, Geology, or Space to get going …

Question? Ask me a question. You can mark it as private or public. I will try to answer the public questions before the next class. Thanks!

General Information

From me to you …

Review the cover letter sent to your home – from me to you.

Each week, we will cover a new topic. These virtual learning topics use Google tools:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Doc, Sheet, & Slide
  • Google Meet
  • Student email (personal, gmail, or CASC issued)

Find  additional instructions in your email. If you have difficulty connecting or understanding the instructions you may directly contact me – or, contact your advisor. Text me if other ways fail. Make sure to include your name on any text message to me. My phone number has a Dallas/Fort Worth area code – so it may look kind of WEIRD. 972.533.9418.

Live streaming portion of each topic occurs each Monday and Wednesday. Participate through Google Meet. Connect with me and other students for 30 minutes. You may connect at the time most convenient for you. I will cover the same material four times in a row on each class-day. You only need to participate in one of the 30 minute sessions.

  • 9:00-9:30
  • 9:30-10:00
  • 10:00-10:30
  • 10:30-11:00

As an example, for the first week (Maps) you might want to participate in the 10:00-10:30 session on Monday. Then, you might decide to participate 9:00-9:30 on Wednesday.

If you need additional help … more than is provided in the 30-minute virtual meetings … I’ll be glad to help. We can arrange a time that is available for both of us, if needed. Or, we can exchange emails.

Related Science Topics

Topics listed here ARE NOT part of the Upward Bound Summer 2020 program. However, some students might enjoy exploring more about Earth – or, about other related science topics. 

Selected Physical Science Topics

Selected Life Science Topics