Skyping a scientist

Students in Waynflete’s sixth-grade science classes are participating in “Skype a Scientist,” a program that pairs scientists with classrooms around the world.

Students recently Skyped with Lauren Rowsey, a marine biologist and PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick. To prepare for the session, students learned about Lauren’s research, which focuses on how and why some fish (like cunner) enter a sleep-like state called winter dormancy in cold temperatures. Students had plenty of questions, ranging from “Where did you go to college?” to “When did you know you wanted to be a marine biologist” to “What is the weirdest escape response you have seen in a marine organism?” There were no lulls in the conversation!