Lesson Plans
with a Story.

A child's sense of wonder is the BEST way to explore scientific problems. 
Kide Science provides lesson plans for 3-8 year olds, each starting with a story where anything is possible. Get started with everyday objects and just a few minutes out of your day!

 

Ready-made lesson plans with a story

Transform how you teach by adding stories where anything is possible.

Explore scientific problems by putting a child's sense of wonder at the forefront!


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Get started teaching super engaging lessons

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The number 1Find the perfect activity

You'll have hundreds of story-based activities at your fingertips - search through and find the perfect lesson for your little ones.

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The number 2Gather supplies

Our lesson plans have everything you need to get started - just head to the kitchen and gather supplies!

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The number 3Start with a story

Our pedagogy uses stories to introduce research problems. Read the letter included in every lesson aloud, then start experimenting!

Lesson preview of a lesson involving salt and water
A lesson plan preview of a person balancing a straw
Supply photo and lesson involving building structures with toothpicks and peas
A waterbottle in a pitcher

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"It was so easy to just grab things you already have at home and start doing that I tested it right away – and did the first Kide Science experiment with kids the next morning. Both of my kids got super excited about the experiment regardless how "simple" it was."

–Busayo, parent of 2, South Africa

A child laughing while experimenting

"Each lesson has been carefully designed, and it is clear that a lot of effort has been made to make the teachers job easier. Kide Science lessons follow a story with characters which makes my students feel more involved and proud of their accomplishments as they feel that they have contributed to the story."

–Julian, Curriculum Designer


The Finnish Approach.

Kide Science is based on years of academic research in the University of Helsinki.

The Kide Science platform offers the most engaging model to break the mould and give teachers the confidence to teach inquiry-based lessons with play and stories to children aged 3-8.

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Frequently Asked Questions

´Kinderberry Hill

We have been very impressed with the array of science lessons and how they can be used with the many different interests and studies of our school.

– Sara Reichstadt, Kinderberry Hill, USA
´ Nyla Khan

I love the program and think it’s a game changer!

– Nyla Khan, Co-founder, Kids World Nurseries
Olli Kamunen

Well designed teacher training which you can complete online. Also there are well-prepared lesson plans with interesting characters: it makes science FUN to learn.

– Olli Kamunen, Northedu, Finland
´Jadesola Adedeji CEO  STEM METS, Nigeria

I like the research-based concept that combines science, art, literacy, and I love the novel assessment methodology of the young scientists.

– Jadesola Adedeji, CEO of STEM METS, Nigeria
´Ritika Shah

The lesson plans are broken down so well, making it seamless for our teachers to execute a session.

- Ritika Shah, Founder of Fable Street, India
Can I teach Kide lessons if I'm not a teacher?

Of course! In fact, it's one of our points of pride that you don't need to be a) a science teacher or b) a teacher at all to teach Kide lessons. All activities come with ready-made lesson frameworks, pedagogical tips and tricks, tips for adjusting to different age groups, scientific explanations, and training materials.  Each lesson is tried and tested with real kids in the real classroom so you don't need to worry about whether it's going to work – because it will!

How can a lesson be appropriate for ages 3-8? That’s a really big age gap.

You're right! And we don't expect you to give the exact same lesson to every age group. Each experiment comes with pedagogical tips to tailor the lesson to your respective age groups. Take the action of measuring flowers, for example: 

An explainer on differentiation

It's the same task, but the super young scientists (Level 1) use a totally different method to measure flowers (by easing into the concept with something easy - like a finger) - whereas the older scientists use something concrete, like inches or centimeters.

Can I teach Kide lessons online?

Yes - our lessons are super accessible online. If you'd like to read more about making lessons remote friendly, click here. 

Do I need a science kit or special supplies?

You won't need one! We thoughtfully designed every lesson to use common kitchen supplies only. And hey - if you don't have something: we also often list alternatives. 

Is Kide Science free?

Currently, we offer a free trial with 6 free lessons of your choice and a free certification course. In addition, we offer monthly and yearly subscriptions that are great for homeschooling parents (unlimited monthly lessons). If you're teacher, we recommend starting with a monthly subscription or introducing Kide Science program to your principal.

Which curriculums does this match?

Currently, we support the following US & UK curriculums: EYFS (UK), Key Stage 1 (UK), NGSS (US), Pre-K Standards (US, Iowa). Read more here.

Is this for kids or adults?

Both! Kids will learn problem solving skills and science process skills while having fun, and as an educator, you will get to observe how story-based education keeps your your children more engaged and focused at the task at hand (which is why teachers of special needs kids love us!). 

What topics do you cover?

Our main topics are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – or STEAM! However, our ultimate goal is to give children critical thinking and problem solving skills they very much need to navigate the world growing up and all of our activities promote the learning of those.

Does this take a lot of preparation?

No it doesn't. In fact - our introductory lessons can be done right away with very basic supplies you already have on hand (like pens). On average, it takes about 15-20 minutes  to prepare – including getting familiar with the lesson outline, collecting supplies, and printing out needed materials, after which you're 100% ready to do the lesson.

How is Kide Science different from other STEM resources I already use?

Short answer: Kide Science is story-based, which is guaranteed to generate more engagement and get better learning results than normal STEM programs.

Longer answer: Our scientific research shows that kids learn better when they're playing and using their natural sense of wonder. That's why every Kide Science lesson starts with a story from an imaginary world. Stories and illustrations engage children and present research problems in a concrete, fun way - which is much more effective than science lessons with no context.

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