Assemblies are sponsored by parents through donations to Sumac's Parent-Faculty Association (PFA). We are excited to launch this STEM-based assembly series and we look forward to sharing these fun learning experiences with our Sumac students! For each assembly, there will be one presentation at 8:25 am that is aimed at our K-2 students, and then a second show at 10:35 am for grades 3-5.
Friday, January 15th
With his use of models and student-involved demonstrations, Bob Redman gives children a front row seat on the International Space Station. They learn about the fun of weightlessness and how men traveled on the dangerous and thrilling journey to the Moon.
Then on to the exciting world of robots in space!
Bob talks about the Mars rovers and shows how they landed and drove on Mars, making these far-off explorations real and interesting. More...
Thursday, April 21st
This is a fun school-wide evening event to expose students, teachers, and parents to key critical mathematics topics in a fun, hands-on, interactive, self exploratory, festival-like atmosphere. It promotes the learning of critical mathematics topics and increases awareness of the importance of mathematics. And most importantly, it brings family and friends together in doing so. More...
Monday, February 22rd
Find out the facts versus the fantasies as we study great white sharks in South Australia. Join us as we dive with a 15 foot long, 3,000 pound great white shark! Learn how sharks are an important part of the ocean food chain.
This husband and wife underwater explorer team combine their talents as marine biologist, naturalists, expedition leaders, pilot, actor, comedian, artist, authors, lecturers, storytellers, educators, scuba diving instructors, and award-winning underwater photographers. More...
Tuesday, April 26th
Edutainment assembly with lots of audience participation: Electrifying hands-on experiments that will raise your hair. “See”, “hear” and “watch” sound travel through the room. Learn about inventors from the past. Witness chemical reactions.
All this and MORE, in a stimulating physics and chemistry presentation. More...
Tuesday, March 15th
Jeffrey explains the science behind juggling, including Newton's First Law of Motion, the effects of gravity, gyroscopic motion, the center of gravity, and more!
Then he goes on to answer the real question: how can I learn that? He reveals "Secrets of the Brain", illustrating how the brain works and tricks jugglers use to learn new skills. And he shows students how to use these same tricks to prepare for tests, to be better at sports, and how to learn absolutely anything! More...
Tuesday, May 24th
This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Selected students will try their best to tame flying toilet paper and the audience will be amazed to see what happens when we combine dust, air and a little flame. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air.