Our Philosophy

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Our core beliefs are:

  • Everyone is a scientist — especially children, who are born naturally curious.
  • Science is about questions, not answers. 
  • Science is in everything, all the time.  It is not something you memorize for a test or leave at school in a book. It is not something scary, hard and boring, or something only adults can do.
  • Children learn through their environment.  Like the Suzuki Method for early music education, exposing children to STEM concepts and vocabulary from the earliest possible age lays a powerful foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Children learn through doing.  Our programs are child-directed; adults are facilitators, but the children are the scientists.
  • STEM subjects should be taught as an interconnected whole, with emphasis on problem-solving and creative applications.  For example, combing engineering, physics, and chemistry to create a new lightweight building material that will allow space travel to Mars.
  • Diversity of thought is essential to discovery.
  • Failure, when embraced and combined with learning, leads to advancement.
  • Kindness and respect are fundamental.

We have tremendous anecdotal evidence of our success in inspiring and educating young children. Please take a minute to read a few of our unsolicited customer stories.

Our core beliefs are:
  • Everyone is a scientist — especially children, who are born naturally curious.
  • Science is about questions, not answers. 
  • Science is in everything, all the time.  It is not something you memorize for a test or leave at school in a book. It is not something scary, hard and boring, or something only adults can do.
  • Children learn through their environment.  Like the Suzuki Method for early music education, exposing children to STEM concepts and vocabulary from the earliest possible age lays a powerful foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Children learn through doing.  Our programs are child-directed; adults are facilitators, but the children are the scientists.
  • STEM subjects should be taught as an interconnected whole, with emphasis on problem-solving and creative applications.  For example, combing engineering, physics, and chemistry to create a new lightweight building material that will allow space travel to Mars.
  • Diversity of thought is essential to discovery.
  • Failure, when embraced and combined with learning, leads to advancement.
  • Kindness and respect are fundamental.
We have tremendous anecdotal evidence of our success in inspiring and educating young children. Please take a minute to read a few of our unsolicited customer stories.
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