About The Instructor

Amanda Slaughter, B.S., M. S.

Mrs. Slaughter holds a B.S. degree in Geology, with minors in Chemistry and Studio Art, from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Environmental and Engineering Geosciences from Radford University. She is currently a Chemical Hydrogeology Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech. While an undergraduate, Ms. Slaughter worked three years as a teaching assistant for the freshman engineering math sequence. She taught Chemistry and Physics at Lebanon High School for two years before leaving to work in environmental and engineering consulting. She has served as an adjunct professor at Emory & Henry College, Southwest Virginia Community College, and at numerous online institutions. Mrs. Slaughter is a Virginia Certified Professional Geologist and Certified Virginia Master Naturalist. She has also previously worked as a hydrogeologist for the Virginia Department of Mines. In addition to her instructor position with the Holton Governor's School, Ms. Slaughter is currently the senior geologist at Artemis Consulting Services, LLC.

Mrs. Amanda Slaughter

Ms. Amanda slaughter


Phone: coming soon
Email: aslaughter@hgs.k12.va.us



Students build on basic physical science principles by exploring in-depth the nature and characteristics of energy and its dynamic interaction with matter. Key areas of study include force and motion, energy transformations, wave phenomena and the electromagnetic spectrum, electricity, fields, and non-Newtonian physics. Physics is applied in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The effects of physics on our world are investigated through the study of critical, contemporary global topics.

None: High School Credit Only

Algebra II

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