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.
Today, we talked to Lafayette’s 6th graders about different types of scientists, discussed lab safety and then engaged in a puzzle activity to learn about the nature of science. Hopefully everyone came away from the lesson realizing that while science (and puzzles) can be frustrating at times, it is also incredibly satisfying when you find the answer to a problem (or solve a puzzle) by looking at the pieces in a different way! We also talked about the recent discovery of a new human-like species in Africa – ask your student about it!
This semester, your students will be taught by two instructors: Jenna Conversano (Ms. Jenna) and Justin Dowd (Mr. Justin). Jenna has a background in Ecology and Evolutionary biology, has studied animal behavior in ants and dolphins, and loves teaching science through museums and SfS. Justin is a physicist and also makes animated videos about all different science topics. One of videos – using chalk murals to communicate difficult scientific principals – won him a competition to fly into space in 2016. We are both very excited to be teaching at Lafayette this year!
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!