• Name: Richard Fumoso
    Grade: 10-12
    Subject / Department: Chemistry and Astronomy
    Room Number: 4000
    Telephone Number: 281-641-7096
    Email Address: rfumoso@humbleisd.net

    Welcome to my class!  Whether you are taking Astronomy or Chemistry, I am looking forward to a great 2022-23 school year.  By the end of the year, students should reach a better understanding of why things work the way they do in the natural world around them.  My classroom is centered around science as a whole, and I will look for ways to relate what they learn in the classroom to what they know now, as well as what they will see in the future.  My goal is to prepare students for future careers and/or furthering their education in the college setting.  I want nothing more than to see my students succeed in life, and I will do everything in my abilities to make this happen.

    "“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
    ***Additional course information and class resources are located in Schoology.***
    *Please keep in mind that most, if not all, information about the class will be updated through Schoology.*
    This website will allow students and parents access to notes covered in class, most homework assignments, upcoming due dates, video demonstrations,class reference materials, and laboratory safety information.

    In Astronomy, we will be covering all things outer space.  This is a Senior level science class and students will be expected to maintain the proper work ethic to pass the class.  We will cover quite a few topics throughout the year, including (but not limited to):

    • Our place in space and common misconceptions
    • Planetary bodies of our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc.)
    • The beginnings of our universe (this section will maintain a completely scientific viewpoint)
    • The history of astronomical discoveries (the history of our knowledge as discovered by many important scientists throughout the years)
    • Black holes, gravity, event horizons, pulsars, etc. (here students will learn about the many anomalies of outer space and how little we truly know about outer space)
    • What the future may hold (scientific exploration and colonization)
    • Aliens?!? (are they out there?  This unit will be covered if time permits at the end of the year)



    My Classes are as follows:

    Astronomy: Periods 1, 5, 6

    Chemistry: Periods 2, 4, 7

    Conference 3rd Period





    I have tutorials during Mustang Hour on Thur./Fri. during A lunch.

    If you need a different time to stop by, please send me an email a few days in advance so that I can fit you into my schedule. 

    No morning tutorials!  Scheduled afternoon tutorials may become available in the future (especially second semester).