Letters to a Pre-Scientist
The mission of Letters to a Pre-Scientist is to demystify science careers by creating personal connections between students from high-poverty schools and real scientists.
We help students form friendships with scientists from around the world. Our program is a cross-curricular experience where students learn science while improving their reading and writing skills and broadening their understanding of world geography and culture. We believe that every student is a pre-scientist, and we aim to give them the tools they need to continue their education.
At the core of our mission is a desire to see students of all races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds succeed in their science education. For this reason, we focus on bringing our program to schools with a high proportion of students from low-income families. As of 2013, nearly one-fifth of public school students in the US go to a school where 75% or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch (source: National Center for Education Statistics; web archive).
Aimed at 11-19-year olds, Futurum focuses on inspiring the next generation of would-be scientists, mathematicians, engineers and researchers. Our website is a hub for all things STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths and medicine). Whether you’re a teacher of STEM, information technology, humanities, careers or social studies, we support you with resources that engage all students regardless of their gender, ethnicity or background. These resources include articles on the latest research, researcher profiles, career guides, course guides, and activity sheets to use in the classroom or at home – all of which are completely free of charge, and accessible to all teachers, schools and students. Check us out now!
In 2017, we set out to change the way neuroscience is communicated. Throughout our academic careers, we have come to recognize the gap that exists between scientists across different fields, and between scientists and the general population.
We make neuroscience more accessible by providing easily digestible and accurate summaries of the latest neuroscience publications. By simplifying this process for you, we make it easier to stay connected and well informed on the latest neuroscientific advances.
Why My Science is Awesome
Video series “Why my science is awesome”Middle school teacher Patrick Goff asked scientists to make 90 second videos explaining why their science is cool in a video series called. In these videos scientists give brief descriptions of what they do and what’s cool about it in simple language.
Stories in Science
The aim of the stories in science initiative is to understand the connections people around the world share with science through stories.
Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Data Nuggets include a connection to the scientist behind the data and the true story of their research. Each activity gives students practice working with “messy data” and interpreting quantitative information. Students are guided through the entire process of science, including identifying hypotheses and predictions, visualizing and interpreting data, making evidence based claims, and asking their own questions for future research. Because of their simplicity and flexibility, Data Nuggets can be used throughout the school year and across grades K-16, as students grow in their quantitative abilities and gain confidence. Data Nuggets have the potential to improve the understanding of science in society while engaging and motivating the next generation of scientists and engineers.
STEM opportunities for High Schoolers
A list of opportunites for high schoolers