Sharon Muenchow

Sharon Muenchow

Physics Teacher


Voicemail: (303) 982-1975

Courses  (2018-2019 school year)

  • Physics 
  • Honors Physics
  • IB Physics

Please go to my Google Classroom to access the calendar, assignments and resources.  If you would like to be added to the google classroom, then your child can give you the the classroom code.

Summer Homephun:

IB Physics Year One
I will purchase the textbook and study guide.  Then you can pay the book and guide fee to DRHS in the fall.

IB Physics Year Two

Answer Questions in Course Book Oxford IB Diploma Program

This will be a nice review of everything we did in year one.

Pg 24-26 1-13

Pg 87 1-13

Pg 164-168 1-13 ( You should have these questions completed from hp assigned during the year)

Pg 215-266 1-13


In addition:  Please memorize unit prefixes so that you can convert in your sleep

Also:  Be able to break down derived units into the fundamental units for topics already studied.

These skills are a must for moving forward in the class.

Ex:  Joule = N m  = kg ms-2 m= kg m2 s-2


I have been teaching physics for thirty years. My teaching career began in Montgomery County, Maryland where I taught earth science, lab science and physics. In 1990, I taught physics in one of the earliest IB programs in Maryland. As a supplemental job, I also taught two evening classes at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington.  In 1994, my husband had a job transfer and we moved to Colorado.  I worked at Arvada West High School for four years and then moved to Dakota Ridge High School in 2000.  During the summer, I have conducted research at the National Bureau of Science and Technology, Battelle National Labs, and the National Renewable Energy Labs. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends in the mountains and on the rivers of Colorado.  

Education & Credentials

  • MS, Information and Learning Technologies, University of Colorado at Denver, 1998
  • BS, Geology, Guilford College, 1986
  • CDE Professional Teacher License for Secondary Science Education
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