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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What’s in a Kide lesson?

story An immersive story to set the stage

illustrationsIllustrations to captivate little learners

adjust Tips to adjust every lesson based on a child’s age and ability

printout Printouts – lots and lots of printouts!

video Video instructions for teachers

science Scientific explanations for all the phenomena

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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

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.

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.

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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
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 adaptation tips to tailor the lesson to your respective age and skill-levels. 

These tips include ways to ease the task for the youngest scientists (beginner level), or provide a challenge for the more experienced ones (advanced level). Some learners could, for example, begin to measure the length of flowers using their fingers, whereas the more experienced ones could use a ruler for the same task and mark down results.

Which Learning Standards do we match?

We fully correlate to the majority of Science State Standards (US). And in addition to this, we also support lots of other areas of learning, such as literacy, math, movement and relationship skills. We have many alignment documents to show this, you can find those here. 

Therefore, we make the perfect supplemental curriculum: focused on developing early years children’s playful inquiry skills. This means that we enhance ANY EXISTING core curriculum or standards.

I already use a core curriculum. What more does Kide Science bring?

Kide Science provides a library of hands-on activities, giving teachers the flexibility to strengthen their pre-existing curriculum with added content. We provide that extra boost of engagement through stories and imaginative play - hooking learners in from the get-go.

Our secret is using stories and playful methods so that children feel that they're playing whilst they’re actually developing important science process skills. Also, we don’t take away from the time for literacy and math – those are integrated into our approach.

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

Kide Science is play-based. Each lesson is built around a story, generating lots of engagement from young children. This is something that many other STEM programs lack: they don’t always bring the learning to a child’s level.

Scientific research shows that children 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.

How does Kide Science improve children’s learning?

Kide improves children’s curiosity and inquiry skills. It also builds their self-efficacy, as they begin to trust themselves as capable learners. These skills are hugely beneficial for advancing lifelong learning in all subjects,  not just science.
Kide benefits the learning of all children, despite their learning abilities and background. Even children who struggle with concentration are much more engaged in Kide lessons. 

Kide also improves children’s learning by empowering teachers. We equip them with the right tools and methods to teach STEM to young children; in an engaging, and most of all FUN way!

How do you assess with Kide?

Kide is created with early years children in mind - and that goes for assessment too.

Especially at this young age, the most appropriate way to assess is to document and celebrate the learning process together - so we provide teachers with practical and child-friendly ways to do this. We don’t have tests or online reporting systems, but we do have toolkits to help teachers gather and visualize the needed information - to best support the children’s learning.

What topics do you cover?

We truly are cross-curricular. Our main topics are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (AKA… STEAM!) and we often thread these into the same lesson. Besides these, our lessons also provide an opportunity to practice many other areas of learning, such as literacy, geography, health, and physical skills.
Yet, our ultimate goal is to give children the social-emotional, critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to navigate the world as they grow. 

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. If you have these supplies, you can do 80 % of all of our activities.

How much does Kide cost?

You can try out the curriculum for free, after which we provide separate plans for classroom and school.

Ask for more details for pricing by contacting us

Is the Kide Science platform for kids, or is it for adults?

We are proud to say that we are screen-free for children. Instead, our platform provides teachers with hundreds of online and printable lesson plans, along with professional development opportunities.

Does this take a lot of preparation?

No it really doesn't. In fact - our starter 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. This includes familiarizing yourself with the lesson, collecting supplies, and printing out any materials. Then you’re ready to go!

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