Allow us to introduce ourselves…
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.
Students at the Glover school will work with 3 female scientists, all of whom have a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Dr. Sandra Pearl’s research involved using animal models to study novel medications to treat drug addiction. Dr. Elizabeth Bless and Dr. Allison Sahr both use animal models to study obesity and new ways to treat it. The students loved asking us questions about our research and really showed some nice insight in their questions.
In the first week we also did a puzzle with the students, which is shown below. Please ask your child to print it so that they can try the puzzle on you! The idea is that science is like a puzzle and we have pieces of data that we need to make fit together into alogical solution. Sometimes we think we have a certain science topic all figured out and then a new piece of data will appear and make us rethink all of our previous conclusions.
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: https://www.sciencefromscientists.org/for-families
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!