We’re excited to share these stories, tips and updates from Letters to a Pre-Scientist community members!


Scientist Spotlight: Cassandra Lee

This week’s Scientist Spotlight features Cassandra Lee, a research associate in Hong Kong, China. Our Scientist Spotlight series features STEM professionals who volunteer in our pen pal

Mr. Gabriel Matched Pre-Scientists

Explainer: Why wasn’t I matched?

For the past few years, we have had the incredible fortune of attracting more STEM professionals who want to be pen pals than we have


Bioplastics Unit

We’re nearly at the beginning of a new school year, but we have one more teacher blog post from last school year to share with


Soap for STEM Education

Letters to a Pre-Scientist is grateful for the support of our sponsors! The following story about fundraising was contributed by Mahal Bugay from the Student

Two students reading letters from their scientist pen pals.

The value of STEM mentors

How did you choose your career? How did you know what college to go to? How did you learn what to do when you felt

Student sitting next to a tray full of beakers, recording observations on a sheet of paper.

Ms. Cocca’s Pre-Scientists

by Ms. Cocca, 7th grade teacher in CA. Read all of the LPS teacher blog posts here. Great teachers are the ones that reveal the

Girl sits at a classroom table handwriting a reply to her pen pal.

Excitement, Chaos, and Quiet Moments

by Ms. Cronmiller, 6th grade teacher in CA. Find all of the teacher blog posts here. This poem illustrates the excitement, chaos, and quiet moments


Student-Led Pond Investigations

Mrs. Haney’s students kicked off 5th grade with a science investigation project! We ask each of our teachers to share a glimpse into their classroom