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

Students standing behind a fence. On the other side of the fence is a field of cattails.

Outside the walls of a classroom

Throughout the year, we ask each of the teachers hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist in their classroom to share a bit about their science classroom. Mrs. Wojnar is bringing LPS

Lizard in a cage, perched on a stick.

Sixth grade science

Throughout the year, we take a peek into the classrooms hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist. In this post, Ms. Farmer shares the excitement of her middle schoolers getting to take

Two girls on either side of a desk reading a letter.

A peek into letter opening day

Throughout the year, each of the teachers hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist is asked to write a blog post about their science classroom. In this post, Ms. Pinto shares the excitement

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Updates on the wildfire in Paradise, CA

Many scientist pen pals have continued to reach out to the LPS team with concern over their pre-scientist pen pals from Mr. Kessler’s class in Paradise, CA. We are in


Mr. Ohama’s class opens their letters

It’s that time of year again – most of our participating classrooms had their first letter opening day last week! Here’s a peek into letter opening day in Mr. Ohama’s

Map of the world with pinpoints showing the location of the LPS team, pen pals, and participating classrooms.

Where in the world is LPS this year?

With the Letters to a Pre-Scientist network growing every year, it’s exciting to see where our pre-scientists and scientists are coming from! This year, we had nearly 2500 scientists sign

Nature Research Innovating Science Award logo

LPS recognized by Nature Research award!

The Letters to a Pre-Scientist team is thrilled to announce that we were longlisted for the Nature Research Innovating Science Award! This prestigious award recognizes individuals and organizations working towards

Two students setting up a paper and marble diagram of the solar system.

Astronomy Education

This edition of a teacher blog post is courtesy of Calypso Harmon’s 8th grade science classroom in California, and how she incorporated hands-on learning during her students’ astronomy unit. It was time