Mr. Logan's Home Page

Congratulations, H.I.S. Students, for a Successful Landing (of your names) on Mars!
As of August 5, 2012, some of you have your name up on the red planet! Think of that next time you look at that little red "star" (planet, actually) in the sky.

The last couple years, a number of you, during the opportunity in class, got on the NASA Science Laboratory web page and entered your name to be engraved on one of two microchips that would be sent to Mars aboard the Curiosity rover. Some of you may have done this on your own, as the webpage was open to the public. The good news, as you may know by now: The Curiosity rover landed successfully Sunday night (Mountain time) August 5, 2012! More information about the Curiosity Rover (and the microchips) can be found at this NASA webpage.

It's kind of neat to look up at the sky and point to the red planet and say, "My name is up there." But, far better, still, is to assure that your name is written in the Headquarters of the Universe, AKA Heaven. You can't do that by logging onto a website though. You can only do that by making sure that you know Jesus (the Creator of the planets, stars, galaxies, etc.) as your Savior and Lord. (See Luke 10:20). Now, what can be more cool than that?

Photos: NASA and ESA, JPL-Caltech, IRAM

An apology due to Native Americans
I cannot undo the events of history. But, I can apologize, and I can do what I can to make a difference. The above links to a page from my personal website regarding a matter I feel deeply about...

Mr. Logan's plan for success in class:

  • Be organized
  • Eat a hearty breakfast
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get a good night's sleep
  • Help and encourage each other to succeed
  • Review daily
  • Use memory aids
  • Believe that God wants you to succeed and that He is able to help you to succeed
Read the following:
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13
God bless, and have a great year!

Does natural always mean "Good for you"?
Consider just the following few points:

  • One bite of the destroying angel mushroom contains enough poison to kill a healthy adult!
  • Arsenic, sometimes found in nature, is commonly used as rat poison! Yes, it can kill you too.
  • Mercury, the liquid metal sometimes used inside glass thermomters, can be found in nature. Mercury vapors can make you insane.

What's the point? Saying, "But, it's natural!" is a worthless argument for putting just anything "natural" into your body. Ever hear that argument used for justifying "natural" drugs like alcohol and marijuana?

Interesting Facts
A planet, as defined by the International Astronomical Union, is a celestial body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.

My Pages

Earth Science
Mr. Logan's Favorite Links
Anatomy & Physiology
Plants of H.I.S. Campus
My Essays
Is Evolution True?
Mr. Logan's Assignments
Mandelbrot Set
Notable Quotes

VIDEO: HIS Senior Extends Congratulations to Providence SDA High School Class of 2014 (San Antonio, Belize)!

Watch the Explosive Senior Chemistry Class Video About Potassium

Watch the Sizzling Junior Chemistry Class Video About Calcium

Online Math Flashcards

Follow-up on the Ham - Nye Debate

Bill, There Is a Book Out There

Clash over worldviews
An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

Does the Creation Model Make Predictions? Absolutely!
Study and feed the hungry at the same time!

Altitude Air Pressure Calculator
Simple Linear Regression Calculator (best fit)
The following websites have useful stuff for improving memory skills:

Useful link when you don't know how to pronounce a word:

The Moon
Photo taken by holding Lumix camera to
telescope eyepiece, Nov. 15, 2010

Image: Copyright 2010 by Holbrook SDA Indian School

Solar System Model of a
Helium Atom

Image: Copyright 2011 by Trent Logan

High Altitude NASA Balloon
picture taken from H.I.S. campus
8:30 AM, May 18, 2009
through a telescope
More info...

ProScope Pic: What is this?