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 3
ALGEBRA: Could we make a step function based on cats? Sure. Read the article and figure out how much space a cat needs. This will inform our decision when we can add another cat and keep them both happy!
TEAM TIME: Read the article and give your opinion based on what you read and what you have experienced.
REAL WORLD MATH: Americans often move out of the state in which they grew up. You have the option of moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona, or Jacksonville, Florida. Pick one city and find 3 studio or one-bedroom apartments to give you an idea of an average cost. Remember to write down any amenities included, such as utilities, parking, swimming pools, laundry or gym facilities.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Find 5 examples of items that use electricity around you. List these items with any electrical information noted on the item (such as Amps, Watts, or volts on a tag attached to the item).
Go to Newegg.com and watch the video “How to Choose a Motherboard”. When you are done, use the website to filter for motherboards between $100-200, and select one. Write down or copy the important information about socket (this determines which brand and model of processor you can install), the RAM slots available (between 2 and 8, usually), RAM speeds supported (written as DDR4 and some number like 2667, 3200, 4866), and motherboard size (written as mini, micro, AT, or ATX). Remember to write down the name and price of the motherboard for us to compare in class!
FOR MISS CROWLEY'S SECTION: Take the next step toward your Scratch animation. Open Scratch.mit.edu and log in. Watch some of their tutorials if you need. Your task: on a piece of paper, briefly (1 sentence is fine) describe the different functions on the left hand side (motion, looks, sound, events...my blocks) as well as the "Costumes" and "Sounds" tabs. What do each of these types of code do? How can you use costumes in your animation? What about sound? Begin to build your knowledge base of the functionality in Scratch. (Hint: Scratch's tutorials might be a good place to start!)