Welcome to Science from Scientists

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.

Your child’s instructors for the year are Dr. Sandy Pearl and Dr. Allie Sahr. Dr. Pearl has her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and researched novel medications to treat drug addiction.  Dr. Sahr also has her PhD in Neuroscience and focused her research on finding new medicines to treat the brain’s involvement in binge eating. We are so excited to be a part of your child’s science learning this year!

In today’s class we did a puzzle activity to demonstrate that science is like a puzzle and scientists take data (puzzle pieces) and try to put them all together. Sometimes we think we have it figured out and then new data (or a new puzzle piece) is discovered and we have to work to fit the new data in by revising our theory! This takes perseverance!! The students were so excited when they solved the puzzle with the new data. Ask them to show you!

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!

1 Comment:

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    Jaclyn Bonner / Reply

    I really liked all the activities you had especially the first one we did with the triangles and you would have to figure out where the pieces went. I also really liked enjoying new facts every Wednesday we went. I really wanted to ask this question I wanted to know if at the last class we would have, is if all fifth grade classes can join together and do a big class with everyone, so other people can be in groups with our best friends and have a really FUN activity.

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