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 semester there will be two instructors teaching science at Sacred Heart. One of the instructors is Miss Edmarie Martinez. She has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey and a minor in Hispanic Studies. Initially, she pursued the field of biology because she wanted to be a Pediatrician, but as she discovered other branches in the field of science she became interested in public health and the environment. She is currently pursuing a degree in Boston University’s School of Public Health under the concentration known as Environmental Health. The field of public health is very broad, the mayor goal is to monitor the population’s health and see which areas need more intervention. In the branch of environmental health, we focus on issues where the environment affects human health. Some examples are monitoring our water sources and making sure we have clean water to drink or monitoring the levels of air pollution in an area so so they are kept at a level where they will not harm human waste. Miss Martinez enjoys teaching because she sees it as a way of learning. Teaching these science concepts serves as a perfect way to relearn science and learn how to better able explain something in simple terms.
Mr. James Eakins graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Physics, with minors in Math and Biology, as well as Area of Emphasis in Medical Physics and Nanotechnology. He has worked on several different research projects, including a trip to China to help experiment with thin film drug delivery and trip to NASA to launch a rocket. Jim is currently working towards a PhD in Physics at Northeastern University. Jim believes that science isn’t just something you learn, it’s a way of life. In his spare time, Jim like to swing and blues dance, make terrible puns, and find excuses to play with magnets.
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.
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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: SFS2015 . Submit the form then save a bookmark to skip these steps next time!