Children acquire scientific knowledge by ‘construction’ not by instruction. They must create an explanation of observed phenomena or the outcomes of the experiments internally—an explanation that holds personal meaning”
Kamii & Lee-Katz, 1983
Studies have found that children in kindergarten are already forming negative views about science that could cast a shadow across their entire educational careers. When researchers interviewed kindergartners from typical classrooms, barely a third of the children showed any knowledge of science, whether from school or other sources.
Scientific American 2010
Almost all young children in almost all environments “do science” most of the time; they experience
the world around them and develop theories about how that world works.
NAEYC September 2002
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Science is all around us. Our goal is to make science fun for preschoolers, kindergartners and early elementary school kids. Young kids love to ask questions. And they love to get their hands dirty!
By participating in Sprouting Scientists, LLC classes kids learn to observe experiments and feed their curious souls.
Fun and simple science activities help kids remember better and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Julie Hleap is Founder and CEO of Sprouting Scientists, LLC.
Julie’s previous work experience includes owning a bead store and teaching jewelry-making, glass blowing, and glass bead making. After selling the Highland Bead company, Julie joined the corporate world and spent over 10 years in HR and employment law. Sprouting Scientists marks a return to teaching, with a focus on Science, which was a passion for Julie from high school through college.
Julie lives in Roswell, Georgia with her husband, two children, a dog, a bunny, a gecko, some fish and a sea star...and often several neighborhood kids.