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!
Kide Science is a library of play and story-based lesson plans and professional development materials for teachers of 3-8 year olds. Our research-backed, child-led activities complement any early years curriculum and work with any ability level. Teach science, math, SEL, literacy, critical thinking, and more with confidence!
"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
"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
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.
In 2022 Kide Science has been recognized as the winner in the very first Education Finland Awards as the best Finnish education solution for international markets.
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
I love the program and think it’s a game changer!– Nyla Khan, Co-founder, Kids World Nurseries
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Yes - our lessons are super accessible online. If you'd like to read more about making lessons remote friendly, click here.
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.
Currently, we offer a free plan with the ability to unlock one free lesson per week. In addition, we offer an annual subscription for teams (schools, nurseries, kindergartens, school districts, businesses, etc.). Learn more about all plans here.
Currently, we support the following US & UK curriculums: EYFS (UK), Key Stage 1 (UK), NGSS (US), Pre-K Standards (US, Iowa). Read more here.
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 children more engaged and focused at the task at hand (which is why teachers of special needs kids love us!).
Our main topics are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – or STEAM! However, our ultimate goal is to give children social-emotional, 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.
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.
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.