For Families


See Inside the Classroom

Each week after our classroom visit, our scientists will post a description of the lesson that was taught, along with some photographs of the activities that the students worked on.  For many of our lessons, there will also be a follow up activity that the students can do at home to continue the learning started at school. Check back after each visit to see inside the classroom!

 

Follow Up Science Activities

Thinking about how to continue science learning at home? Try some of our student follow up activities! These fun science activities can be done at home with just a few easy to find supplies.  

E03 Intro to Engineering FollowUp Student Activity: Building a Solar Oven

LS28 Camouflage Mimicry FollowUp Student Activity: Candy Camouflage

P13 Intro to Light FollowUp Student Activity: Measuring the Speed of Light with a Microwave and Chocolate Bar

For more fun ideas for science activities at home, check out this website sent to us by Aubrey. SfS wishes Aubrey good luck in her journey to become a teacher! Bottle Rockets and Other Educational Crafts

Are you interested in bringing Science from Scientists into your school?

Explore our full range of programs and let us know which you are interested in.

For questions regarding our In-School Module-based STEM Enrichment program, please contact Alicia Bielik at alicia@sciencefromscientists.org. Include the name of the school and grade level you are interested in.

For questions regarding our special events and outreach programs, please contact Cortney Wieber at cortney@sciencefromscientists.org. Include event date(s), location(s), and number and ages of expected attendees.

For all other inquiries, please email info@sciencefromscientists.org and we will get back in touch as soon as we can!

Vacation Programs

Science from Scientists has partnered with the Whitehead Institute to offer week-long science programs that run over February vacation and during the summer months. These programs allow middle school students the chance to work closely with real scientists and explore different fields of science – from solving a mystery to exploring biology. Learn more about our Vacation Programs or contact cortney@sciencefromscientists.org for more information and pricing.

Events

Want to find out where you can see more science in action?  Visit our news and events page to view a listing of our past events. To find out about future events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Science Fair Resources

We believe that participation in science fairs stimulates students to develop inquisitiveness, creativity and reasoning power. Early hands-on experiments allow students to see the applicability of science in the everyday world. See our programs for a description of how we can help Massachusetts organizations with science fairs. If you are located elsewhere, we hope you find the following links helpful.

Dr. Erika

Episodes of the “Dr. Erika Show” make science accessible and entertaining for elementary and middle school students across New England. The show was executive produced by Joshua Seftel, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced educational programs for NOVA, PBS and WBGH. Its host, Dr. Erika, is a 2004 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. She was also crowned Miss Massachusetts in 2004. Leveraging Dr. Erika’s unique background, the show is designed to teach children about science, break stereotypes and make STEM subjects more approachable and entertaining for children.