Math & Science Teacher
Mr. Leavitt starts his second year with Ledyard Charter School and his eighteenth year of teaching.
Mr. Leavitt's STEM class completes a paper tower challenge
Mr. Leavitt's Physical Science class creates Newton's Cradle
Mr. Leavitt's Physical Science class completes an Egg Drop challenge
|Semester 1, 2019-2020|
BLIZZARD BAG 1
ALGEBRA: Go to https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/OrbitsCatalog. Read the article. Answer the questions, "What are the three layers of satellites that encircle the Earth, what are their heights, and what do the satellites in each layer do?" Think of this as a linear graph of a rocket going up, and at each layer the type of satellite it carries changes.
TEAM TIME: Go to Upper Valley Volunteer Jobs Listing. Choose one organization where you would like the school to do community service and explain your choice. https://www.vnews.com/Upper-Valley-Volunteer-Jobs-Listing-1162415
PRACTICAL MATH: Read the article https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-blame-game/201504/the-surprising-psychology-rock-paper-scissors about the psychology behind winning at rock-paper-scissors. Write a brief description, 3 to 5 sentences, of the statistics behind the throws and which you should choose when. Add a sentence about something you found interesting or unexpected.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Find a current news article from the journal Scientific American, https://www.scientificamerican.com/, read it, write a synopsis of three to five sentences, and one sentence about why you chose it.
STEM: Find a current news article from the NASA website, https://www.nasa.gov/, read it, write a synopsis of three to five sentences, and one sentence about why you chose it.