In-class Module-based Instruction
Science from Scientists’ core program is the In-School Module-Based (ISMB) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment program. In this program, SfS partners with elementary and middle schools that serve students in our target population: grades 4-8. SfS sends the same two real, charismatic scientists into each of these partner schools to see the same group of students every other week throughout the entire school year. During each of these visits, SfS instructors coordinate with classroom teachers to select one of our 85+ engaging hands-on lessons in STEM (topics include chemistry, physics, biology, computer technology, engineering design, etc.) to present that day. All SfS lessons are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) frameworks.
Science from Scientists also offers a Professional Development Point (PDP) program available to teachers working with SfS in their classrooms. PDPs will be awarded to educators that design and teach lessons that follow-up on lessons taught by SfS instructors.
Science from Scientists instructors are available to assist teachers and instruct students in grades 4-12 through the science fair process from start to finish. Students learn about the scientific method, experimental design, data analysis, and creating an attractive, informative and succinct display. We are able to offer schools aid throughout the entire science fair process by: administering a science fair, offering additional guidance as tutors, or serving as judges.