Science

Invention Convention: Inspiring Young Dreamers and Doers

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

https://youtu.be/xb51hQTADbI

Mrs. Elizabeth Magnusson, 5th and 6th Grade Science Instructor, is passionate about bringing the inner innovators — the dreamers and doers — out in her students. In a world where creativity and innovation are rapidly becoming more sought-after than formal education, that is a gift that will only grow in value as the students progress through their educational journey and, eventually, into their careers.


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EXPERIENCE OVER EXPLANATION: HOW OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSE NURTURES STUDENT GROWTH

Posted on: December 7th, 2015

Academy at the Lakes’ successful science department has even more to brag about with the addition of its Environmental Science course led by science teacher Ms. Sheri Mahoney. The course is a field-based class designed to engage students in an in-depth study of ecology with a focus on the human impact on the environment. Academy’s […]


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Academy Students Advance to Regional Science Fair Competition

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Academy Gym buzzed with discovery and anticipation as 8th through 12th graders presented their Science Fair projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Focusing on the critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills that are essential to AATL’s core curriculum, students chose a topic of interest for their Science […]


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Honors Chemistry Class Brings Periodic Elements to Life

Posted on: May 18th, 2015

Academy’s honors chemistry classes recently conducted an in-depth study of the periodic table. As part of this project, students chose specific elements to research, either independently or through collaboration with a peer, and then presented their findings to their classmates. As students researched their elements, they also made a square for the chemistry/biology classroom periodic […]


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Science Class Participates in National Video Conference

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

Academy’s 7th Grade Science classes were selected to participate in a national video conference for Ocean 180, a contest sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence that is “designed to encourage scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with teachers, students, and the public.”

Academy’s 7th Graders, along with students from 336 schools from 21 different countries, served as judges for this program.


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Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins Highest Honor

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

  The Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the state competition by winning the highest award given at the Gulf Coast Regionals on Saturday, Feb. 28. This is only the second year that Academy at the Lakes has participated in Odyssey of the Mind. The team is made up of 6th Graders Jackson Brink, […]


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Science Olympiad Teams Qualify for States

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

  Although our Science Olympiad teams were missing 6 members on February 7 (four students were attending the Regional Science Fair, and two were taking the ACT), both the Middle and Upper Division teams will be moving on to states. This is the third straight year Academy has been represented at the State Competition. The […]


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Academy Triumphs Again at the Pasco Regional Science Fair

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

This weekend, 6 representatives from the MD and UD attended the Pasco County Science Fair. They competed against 260 other students for 24 spots at the State Science Fair and 2 spots at the International Science Fair. The results were amazing: 4th Place – Brett Fairchild, class of 2017, with his project Sympathetic Vibration of […]


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Academy S.T.E.M. Club Acquires 3D Printer

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

Academy’s S.T.E.M. Club now has a functioning 3D printer, received as part of the club’s participation in the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition (FRC). The school community can now experiment with this fascinating and revolutionary technology. In the short term, the club plans to use the printer to design and create custom parts for competitive robots. They […]


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From Invention Convention to USF Young Innovators

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

Earlier this week, Middle and Upper Division science students used creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills to create and deliver a persuasive marketing presentation for their own unique inventions. Students gathered in the Academy Gym with their project boards, prototypes and presentations as judges met with each student. Selected finalists presented their products to a […]


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