First Day of Science with the Scientist!

Today your child began an exciting science program in their classroom offered by Science from Scientists. SfS is a Boston-based, non-profit organization that strives to improve science and technology attitudes and aptitudes. We send real scientists into the classroom during school every other week to teach exciting, fun, and curriculum-relevant science lessons. We will be visiting your child’s classroom every other week throughout the school year. We will bring engaging, informative, and stimulating hands-on lessons with us to supplement the school’s science curriculum.

I, Ms. Ptak, will be the 7th grade classroom scientist for the year. The young scientists and I spoke a little today about our interest in science and they learned a little about me and my interests. I have two Masters degrees: Medical Science and Public Health. I have been focusing my research in my undergraduate and graduate studies on brain development and autism, looking at risk factors and environmental exposures leading to and impacting autism. Most of my research has been epidemiological in nature and I love focusing my efforts and work on a global scale.

This will be my third year working at Henderson and I’m super excited! As part of the SfS experience, weekly blog posts on the day’s lesson will be posted. Comments are welcomed and encouraged! 

Please check the Classroom Post on our website regularly to read about the science activities that your child is participating in and to view photos from your child’s classroom.

Keep in Touch with Science From Scientists!
How to view your child’s Classroom Post:
1. Visit our website at:
2. Click on the link for See inside the classroom.
3. Select your school/grade from the list.
4. Enter the password: SFS2016
. Submit the form then save a bookmark to skip these steps next time!

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