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.
Mr. Stanmyer and Mr. Hart will be the scientific instructors for the students at the Whelan school this academic year. Mr. Stanmyer is a biologist who studied how DNA repairs itself when it gets damaged. Mr. Hart is a biochemist who studied multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease. They are very excited to get the students exploring science in a hands-on atmosphere.
For the first day, students learned how science is like a puzzle. They had to take puzzle pieces to make a certain shape and then add an extra piece to make a new shape. In science, you often have to take new information to change your original ideas which is what we were representing here. We look forward to a great year!