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Science

At Sycamore Academy, we understand the importance of science in our evolving world. Therefore, our entire learning community focuses on science together, enabling all of us to have conversations and share ideas.

Physical Science

Physical Science is the study of the physical world around us.  We begin each year by studying various topics of physical science and sharing our learning across grade levels.  Teachers create an environment of discovery from Kindergarten through sixth grade wherein students participate in hands-on science experiments as they debate theories, collaborate over findings and reflect on their learning.

Earth Science

During the second trimester, the entire school engages in learning about our planet.  All students will understand weather concepts and how weather changes the shape of our planet.  Students examine ways that we can help our planet and preserve our resources for future generations.  Some grade levels also examine space, comparing and contrasting our planet and others.  Technology allows us to view simulations of these concepts.

Life Science

The third trimester is dedicated to learning about life cycles throughout the school.  From observing the butterfly life cycle to building self sustaining terrarium, students explore, discuss and reflect.  Students will gain a clear understanding of the interdependence of all living things and our role in preserving a balance.

Health and Wellness

All students enjoy thirty minutes of PE every Monday through Thursday.  Students are guided through specific skill based activities as they build their aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, upper body strength, endurance, and flexibility to improve their overall body composition.  Despite our unfavorable playground space, our State Physical Education test continue to increase year over year.

Additionally, throughout the year students are taught about making smart food choices, being responsible for one's own hygiene needs, defending against communicable diseases and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.