Science is a Puzzle

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.

This year, Dr. Maureen Griffin and Mr. Justin Dowd will be the regular instructors for Chandler Magnet, Grade 6. Dr. Griffin earned a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Dr. Griffin first worked as a staff scientist at SelectX Pharmaceuticals, but joined the staff of Science from Scientists in 2006. It is so much fun to share her excitement about the natural world with budding young scientists!

Justin Dowd received a bachelor’s in physics from Northeastern University in 2014. Mr. Dowd produces educational animated chalk videos. One video won a contest to fly into space aboard an experimental rocket expected to launch in 2016. Justin can’t wait to for students to perform great experiments and experience the fun light bulb moment of understanding a new scientific idea.


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!


Permítanos presentarnos…

Hoy su hija o hijo comenzó un excitante programa de ciencias en la sala de clases, dictado por Science from Scientists (“Ciencia por Científicos). SfS es una organización sin fines de lucro de la ciudad de Boston, cuya misión es mejorar las aptitudes y actitudes hacia la ciencia y la tecnología. Cada dos semanas durante el año, envíamos verdaderos científicos a las salas de clases, para que enseñen clases de ciencia muy divertidas y excitantes, pero además relevantes para el currículo escolar de nuestro estado. Visitaremos la clase de su hija o hijo cada dos semanas durante el año escolar y llevaremos actividades muy motivantes y estimulantes para suplementar el currículo de ciencias de su escuela.

Por favor revise de manera regular los “Classroom Post” que subimos a nuestra página web, para que se entere de las actividades científicas de las cuales su hijo está participando y  también para poder ver fotos  de su hijo o hija durante las actividades. ¡Mantenganse en contacto con Science from Scientists!. ¿Cómo acceder a los “Classroom Post” de su hija o hijo: visite nuestra página web en: Haga click en link “See inside the classroom”. Seleccione su escuela/grado de la lista. Ingrese la contraseña (password): SFS2016. Envíe el formulario y luego guarde un “bookmark” para evitar estos pasos en el futuro.


Dr. Maureen Griffin

Maureen earned a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. While at Penn, she developed a novel micro-mechanical technique called micropipette peeling to investigate the role of muscle cell adhesion in normal and diseased skeletal muscle cells. After graduating, Maureen worked full time as a post-doctoral researcher and then a staff scientist a SelectX Pharmaceuticals. She joined the teaching staff in 2008 and was excited to be made an executive staff member in 2009. Maureen also continued to consult part time for SelectX until her daughter's birth in 2009; now she is focused on Science from Scientists and, of course, her children. Maureen uses her spare time to read, blog, cook, and renovate her house.

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