Thompson, Russell

Mr. Thompson's Website
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    Welcome to Mr. Thompson's webpage. I teach as part of the exploratory block working with both 5th and 6th grades here at North Windy Ridge. I am anxious to work with students on extending the science curriculum in a STEM type setting. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  This will be a unique and exciting class as we apply the scientific method and the engineering design process while working in labs, with technology and science based literature.  Science seems like magic to students and my hope is, we will uncover mysteries and foster a love for asking authentic questions, and finding authentic and well tested answers.  I have long since had a love for science and am pleased to be working with your children in this area.
   I am originally from Northeast Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where I earned both my undergraduate degree and master's degree.  My wife and I have called the Asheville area home for nearly ten years now. 
To the left on this page, you will find links to useful websites and further explanation of the engineering design process. You will also find websites that will enrich your child in the content with which we are currently exploring. 
 Click the links to the left to begin exploring the world of STEM.