An Exciting Solution
Math, Science, and Beyond connects science and math through exciting, hands-on experiences for students, parents and teachers, in order to broaden thought processes and create a “science in action” environment for science fair projects. Specially designed workshops have been created for grades K-6, with twenty-one thematic units, falling into three categories: physical, earth, and life science. The innovative workshops promote a comfortable and interactive learning environment. Follow-up “at home” packets allow further opportunities for parents and students to learn together.
A Little Bit About Us
Developed and field tested over the past ten years, MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND has been funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s F.I.R.S.T. program, the Eisenhower math and science program, and the National Science Foundation. The program has been successfully implemented in over 100 sites across the nation, impacting thousands of students and their families. Most importantly, MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND works–in all kinds of schools, youth organizations, and with all kinds of students. It has proven to significantly enhance knowledge and interest in learning for all those involved.
What Makes Us Special
Probably the most important attribute of MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND is the project’s adaptability. It can be used in many different settings including evening workshops, day care centers, science classes, Boys and Girls Clubs, church groups, and with a variety of participants such as cross-aged students or between parent and child.
Additional unique features of MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND are that it:
- offers materials in Spanish
- is easily adaptable to all school environments
- is self-paced
- is highly motivating
- increases parental involvement
- has multi-grade usage
- can be integrated across the curriculum
- can be managed by volunteers
The program is further distinguished by its innovative strategies that build a strong sense of community and shared purpose between school and home. MATH, SCIENCE, AND BEYOND is often described as a “Celebration of Science” that encourages parental involvement in a new unique way.