Computer science is changing everything

I found the lettuce bot interesting because who would think a computer could help people plant food? The lettuce bot is a big invention because it is a cheaper and faster way to plant lettuce. The lettuce bot plants 1.5 million seeds an hour, a human can not plant that many seeds in an hour. It seems like the lettuce bot does not need to take breaks, while humans do. I learned that computers can help people more than I imagined and that will help make life MUCH easier.

Blog Post #3

For my Capstone project I did a video. I did a video because I did not need to memorize the script and I was comfortable using this format. I also did two other videos this year which gave me experience making videos. I enjoyed making my final Project because I did so much work and loved learning more about Pearl Harbor, which has always been fascinating to me. I also enjoyed finding pictures because they were historical which I find interesting. One problem I had was that my video was too long because I had so much information so I needed to get rid of some slides. I was looking forward to sharing my project because I wanted people to enjoy it and learn from it. Overall I think my video was an accomplishment and I learned a tremendous amount of history about Pearl Harbor. 


This is my video:


Blog Post #2

For my Capstone interview I interviewed Daniel Stiel, a social studies teacher at White Plains High School, who is also my dad. I interviewed my dad because he’s an expert on my topic Pearl Harbor. He’s been teaching about Pearl Harbor for the last 20 years. My process for setting up my interview was finding out when my dad was available to do the interview. He is busy because he is teaching from home. The questions I asked my dad were about the causes and effects of Pearl Harbor because that is my main inquiry question.The most interesting thing I learned from my interview was about the Japanese American internment camps. Some of the areas where the American government put the Japanese Americans were in horse stables. I am lucky during the interview process I didn’t face any challenges. Overall, I think my interview was successful.


Blog Post #1

My capstone topic is Pearl harbor and my main inquiry question is “what were the causes and effects of the attack on Pearl Harbor?”. Capstone is my final 5th grade research project so I hope I make it good. It was helpful for me to talk with my dad and Mrs Van Camp when I was choosing my inquiry question. Talking out my thoughts helped me expand my ideas. In the beginning I had another main inquiry question which was ”How did the Japanese plan the attack on Pearl Harbor and why was it successful?” I changed the question because it was too narrow and I could not create a project with so little information.  It was challenging coming up with the main inquiry question because it took several tries to come up with the question. It took more tries because my first question was too narrow. As a learner, I have learned that when I study a topic that I find interesting the work is easier for me. I think during capstone, I will have a lot more motivation to do my work because my topic is interesting to me.

Lanch reflection

When we launched our rockets it was really exciting. When we launched I had no idea what to expect. Before we could launch, we had to make inspiration boards. Inspiration boards were the first thing we did in the process. What we did for inspiration boards is we collected pictures of rockets and information about rockets. Making our inspiration boards was very fun and helpful because we were finding all these facts about rockets. I did not know that rocketry was that interesting. After our inspiration boards, we had to make blue prints for our rockets.  After that we made the rockets.  For the rockets we used tape, cardboard, paper, and hot glue.



Launch 2

For Launch 2, I was not there. Our group, the New Newtons, changed our first rocket by adding two new fins and a new nosecone. The day of Launch 2 was very windy. Our rocket went only 24.5 meters compared to our first launch of 28.5 meters. I felt the result of Launch 2 was due to the windy conditions. I also did not think that our nosecone was as effective as our first one. Our second nosecone had a ridge in the tape which might have slowed down the rocket as it went up. Overall, our group worked very well together. Our rocket was successful on both launches. At least our launches did not explode! One thing that I learned about Rocketry is that the rocket being aerodynamic makes a big difference. Rocketry was a BLAST!

This is my Rocketry movie.



My name is Leo I am kind like my mind I am thoughtful like my pride I love my teacher Mrs Grossbach she is like my kindness my friends are grate like my pride.



Kindness is never dull in your life it is something evreyone has you just have to let it shine through your kind loving skin believe in your self.



Love is beautiful it is something you gave just show it know one will be mad.


Comic Slideshow Reflection

I applied the research process to my cultural universal project by writing information in my Cultural Universal Comic packet. I then took the information and put it into my slideshow. I researched about politics by learning about how the government is organized. I used the research on social aspects to learn about food, research on economics to discuss jobs and resources, learned through my research about the religions of Canada, and that hockey is their number one sport (cultural arts). The title of my slideshow is “Canada: Cultural Universals”. My favorite part of the project was creating my tour guide. My guide was a robot that had a silverish color. I liked this the best because we were able to use Google Draw and use all these different shapes. The most challenging aspect was getting enough information in a limited amount of time

Cultural Universals Blog Post


This blog post is about the cultural universals of Scarsdale, NY. Cultural universals are politics, beliefs, social aspects, economics and cultural arts.



Dan Hochvert is the mayor in Scarsdale.  His responsibilities are to run the the village trustee meetings and he speaks at the Little League opening day ceremony.  The governor of NYS is Andrew Cuomo. He also has the responsibilities to enforce state laws, to approve or veto laws passed by the NY State Legislature.  People who set the rules in my house are my mom and dad so I don’t go crazy. In my house it is important to have a healthy food before dessert, so I can stay healthy.  



The school that I go to is Heathcote.  I go to school 6 hours per day. My favorite subject is social studies/history.  Some different things I do in 3rd grade is math, reading, instrumental music and test prep. The things that I do on the weekends are watch TV, play baseball and stay up late. The baseball team that I’m on is The Blue Rocks..



A family celebration is Thanksgiving. A family tradition is on your birthday you are in charge. This tradition started when I was little. One thing that my family believes in is being kind to others.



My favorite movie is Bad News Bears. I like it because it is funny. My favorite song is “One Song Glory”. My favorite plays are Rent and Hamilton. My favorite museum is the Transit Museum because  it’s full of old trains.


Plant Blog Post #3

 This is plant post three. This post will be about pollination. Pollination is when a bee or any pollinating insect pollinates a flower. Then it will turn into a fruit or seed pod.

We have been pollinating the last several days. First, the petals came off and then the flowers  started getting seed pods.


Our tallest plant was 12cm and the others were 10cm,8cm 10 and a half cm.

The plants are all still green.

Our plants still have 4 leaves.

One plant has one flower.


Our tallest plant was 12cm and the others were 8cm and 10cm

The plants have some red and green.

Our plants still have four leaves.

Our plant has  one flower.

I predict this week that our plants will get some seed pods.