Physical Science Teacher

Mr. McCollum



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Mr. McCollum


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Meet Mr. McCollum And Tour His Classroom In This Video


Class Supply List:

1.Chromebook and charger,

2. Composition Notebook & something to write with,

3. Calculator (graphing for Physics and Chemistry and scientific for Physical Science),

4. A Thumb/Zip/Flash drive if you have no or spotty internet at home (a few gb of space might be needed),

5. A face mask!

Getting ready for week 1:

  1. Check your email for incoming assignments, video links, and check-in materials.
  2. Give yourself time to get to school and class. We have a lot of new check in procedures.
  3. Don’t panic just do your best we are going to do fine!
  4. Get used to wearing your mask, it is required.
  5. Remember to consider how others feel and give people their space.
  6. For any questions try my email.  



I have two degrees from Appalachian State University, a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion in 2005 and a B.S. in Physics 2017 (with a concentration in Secondary Education). I have worked with students for over a decade. I was a counselor for abused children, then a youth minister and mentor, and I drove a school bus. While I was driving the school bus, a local principal asked me to help a 7th grade teacher. She was two years away from retirement, but had a huge family crisis. I shadowed her for two years, filling in whenever and where ever she needed me. When she retired she made me promise to get a teaching license, so I did! I chose to teach the physical sciences because I love understanding how things work and seeing how we can manipulate and play with our environment. I like to build and create, so physics was perfect for getting hands on with my classroom activities. I hope to bring this way of learning to my classroom with lots of experiments and demos that show the real-world application of science.  

Mr. McCollum Spring 2021 Teaching Schedule     

1st Physical Science 

2nd Planning (Tuesday's Zoom for Virtual classes)


3rd Physical Science

4th Physical Science 



McCollum's Daily Sign-IN



Newton's Light Experiment