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Our mission is to develop children’s enthusiasm for science, and to develop the higher order thinking and problem solving skills necessary for both academic and real world success in socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. Rock-it Science provides this through a combination of storytelling and inquiry-based hands-on experiments.
Think of us as "Mister Rogers meets MythBusters."
Imagine a science teacher who's laid back and whimsical, who entertains kids with crazy fractured-fairytale stories, and then lets them experiment hands-on with all kinds of materials and equipment as well as fire, electricity, chemistry, and explosions. That's Rock-it Science!
Our Director, John McChesney, known to his many students as "Mr. Mac," has been developing and teaching science lessons for over 30 years to students age 5-16. Our staff have provided these lessons in school classrooms as well in our own facility in Santa Clara. We also offer homeschool classes, summer camps, and field trips.
Almost 100 of our lessons have been videotaped and transcribed, with Teacher Guides. These videos and guides are freely available on our web site so teachers anywhere in the world can learn how to teach Rock-it Science lessons themselves.