Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meet the Scientists

Two Scientists Visit Upper Grades on May 22nd...

Murray Lantner, Environmental Engineer, US EPA, helped 4th graders understand how pollution enters our waterways--with a power point presentation..

and a cool model.

Thanks Murray.


Robert Pincus, Atmospheric Scientist, explained to the entire 5th grade why he chose to study clouds...

what's weather...and what's climate
and what is climate change by having students roll some dice!

By the way...both scientists did have a chance to meet each other.

An email:  

"Thank you for coming! The kids really enjoyed your presentation, and clearly learned a lot! Your pictures were great, and the model was wonderful. I think the model really helped the kids gain a  clear understanding of the sewer system, and the way rainwater run off contributes to water pollution. I was interested in learning how a sewage treatment plant works, I had no idea how it operated, and I was glad you explained the basics. Kids had asked me, and I couldn't answer so  I am happy to have had it explained! Just as an aside, my family was not at all happy tonight when I told them they should hold off using water when it was raining. They told me to please stop learning things. (But they did postpone their showers.) 

Thanks again for making the time to come in and share your knowledge with us. I look forward to seeing you again next year."
Cora ( 4th grade teacher) 

1 comment:

  1. Lili really enjoyed Robert Pincus' visit. Thanks!!