School STEM Results
“The simple truth is that we are teaching science the wrong way”
In our organization we need to build rapport within seconds to create success. We need to understand children and how to create strategies that will allow them to learn differently than before. We need to be fun, funny and actually not sugar coat anything. There is a lot riding on our ability to inspire but that is our mission every day. In simple terms, unlike any other science product developed before it Scientist Trading Cards (STC) is making a dramatic and immediate change in the way science is taught and learned.
We figured out that children need to understand science, scientists and science careers so we created a revolutionary curriculum enhancing product. It is called Scientist Trading Cards. Kids know trading cards. They play with sports cards like baseball and football. They trade cards with classics like Pokemon and Magic – The Gathering. Scientist Trading Cards have all of these elements – a set of 250 cool and hip scientists that they won’t recognize at first because they were never taught that architects, electricians, inventors and chefs are scientists. Besides the cards we offer 50 fun, simple, hands-on science experiments online and 10 science games that they can play with their entire family or at school. Now, for the first time they will get the essential information about people who are making a huge difference and aspiring all of us to have better and richer lives. For the first time they can look up to someone important rather than wondering if it is more important to become a celebrity. And, for the first time they can play and learn with a product that will enhance skills for a lifetime. During our 2017 summer season we ran 50 week long camps and from it our children participants were so excited about the Scientist Trading Cards that they responded by researching and then creating over 20,000 of their own hand made famous scientist cards.
Dramatic 2016-2017 School Results
“Improvements can now take months not years!”
The Scientist Trading Cards (STC) is a new product introduced early in 2016. Since we have considerable hands-on experience at schools we have developed hundreds of relationships with teachers who use our services. To date the MSC has sold 6,500 units. As an initial test we immediately offered to 25 schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and 3 schools in Ireland (where one of our International Teacher Licensees is located) two free sets of cards for 1st and 3rd grade classes along with an enhanced curriculum that follows the current standards.
In our test we worked with both perfoming and underperforming schools. Unfortunately most STEM organizations work with only underperforming schools. Typically less science is taught in these schools. The reality is that just time alone should help benefit the short term advancement of these students. When you double the time spent in the classroom it only makes sense to assume that test scores will increase. But, the only way to really measure these organization’s abilities is to not just look at test scores but to also factor in other variables. Cost is normally prohibitive to bring in scientists so most STEM organizations need to work with large sponsors. Our costs are significantly lower than our competitors which dramatically saves both time and money and provides a system with better overall value.