October 31, 2012
Schroon lake Central School seventh and eighth grade students recently took a cross curricular field trip up Severance Mountain. Jeff Cutting, a math teacher, Lee Silvernail, a physical education teacher, Matt Riddle, a science teacher and Kristy Barno, an English teacher, led the hike. They used the local mountain as a way to incorporate each subject area into a real-life learning experience. Math used the ascent to calculate speed and convert units. PE did heart rate monitoring. English did nature journaling. Science used the opportunity to gather data about forest type vs. elevation.