Thursday, February 25, 2016

• Sycamore Academy Science Showcase 2016

On Thursday February 25th Sycamore Academy held it's 7th annual Science Showcase.  

The campus was teeming with students, parents and faculty from 4:30pm till 6:00pm. 

With a student body of some 500 kids, 350 in 2nd and higher, there were wall to wall exhibits in every room.

Participation is mandatory for all the students from 2nd through 8th grade at the school. Kindergarten and 1st grade do class projects.

The various categories that students have to choose from include:
  • Traditional Experiments
  • Technology
  • Inventions
  • Life Science
  • Behavior Science

Mr. Woodard poses with his student, Michael Collier, in front of Michael's project. 

I asked what "MC" stood for in the title of the project, and his father said, "Michael Collier," with a beaming smile of pride on his face. 

Makes sense. ☺

Many students were around 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, Stephanie Lucas and the red bearded dragon she had on display... literally!

I had to get a shot of this project that discussed the amount of sugar in typical Starbucks drinks. When I get my Venti, I never add sugar.

Many thanks to the Assistant Principal, Jeff Morabito, for giving me a tour of the classrooms and projects.

What a great opportunities modern kids have to learn in such a hands on environment. Such a contrast to the "new math" they tried to teach us back in the '70s.


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In my day, we didn't have all these fancy-schmansy video games. We had only one game. It was called "STARE AT THE SUN!" And we would stare until our eyes got all blood-shot and bugged out. And we liked it! We loved it! 
— Grumpy Old Man (Dana Carvey, SNL)

Wildomar Rap reminds you: Stealing fizzing lifting drinks, bumping into the ceiling —which will have to then be washed and sterilized, will get you on Wonka's naughty list. Best just follow the rules from the get go.

1 comment:

  1. Great job covering the science fair. Last night was also Lake Elsinore's District science fair. It's a regrettable that you couldn't have sent one of your reporters over to Ortega to cover the event. :) (Just kidding. Your emphasis on this school is appropriate).


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