Note: This school site has not been updated in recent years. Some links are no longer reliable.
Somewhat new to the Web, the Levering Science Magnet School features some exciting classroom projects in action. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Levering school has spent the 1995-96 school year exploring how their high-speed Internet connection can support the curriculum activities that have traditionally taken place in the kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. Their classroom projects suggest that they have found many innovative solutions to the challenge.
Take a look at the Soap project. Students in Mrs. Gladden's 4th grade class have been investigating the properties of soap. A mini Soap-Olympics seems to have emerged. The eight soap teams are discovering how their soap compares to the others in several categories. Check the Project Mailbox for an archive of their "soapy" conversations.
The seventh grade students are learning about Hydroponics. Mr. Cooper, the science teacher, and Mrs. Holtz, the math teacher, are working together to give the students an integrated learning experience that's also fun! Check in often to see how the plants are growing.
Other classrooms, from first through eighth grades, are also involved in Spring Projects that make use of telecomputing and hands-on classroom activities. You may find some ideas for your own use.
Who will be "Caught in The Web" next month? Feel free to send us suggestions.
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