Awesome letter: how to write your final letter to your pre-scientist

We’re sharing real STEM professional letters to pre-scientists annotated by LPS teachers and staff to provide STEM pen pals with inspiration and ideas for their own letters. We asked our 2021-22 LPS teachers and staff to pick a letter that stood out to them and tell us why. We hope this series serves as a resource for pen pals to make letters accessible and engaging for pre-scientists.

This letter was written by STEM pen pal, Jeffrey Pea, to a 5th grade pre-scientist for round 4. The theme this round was: Reflect and Inspire.

The letter was annotated and reviewed by LPS staff member Jenelle Dozier, and here’s what she had to say:

This letter is very encouraging. This STEM pen pal related non-science topics from their pre-scientist’s most recent letter to science.  In the letter the STEM pen pal encourages their pre-scientist to be curious and to not give up when faced with adversity.  

Check out the letter below with Jenelle’s annotations in purple text throughout the letter. Thanks to Jeffrey for not only being a great pen pal, but also allowing us to annotate and publish his letter so others can benefit!


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