We Are Discovering Science Together
Discovering Science Together is a nonprofit by Stanford science and engineering students, which aims to provide individualized science experiences and mentorship to K-8th graders worldwide. Our program fosters regular and sustained scientific inquiry, promotes student-mentor interactions, and integrates learning between home and school environments. By offering innovative and interactive approaches to science education, we aim to create a new generation of scientists who can tackle the challenges of tomorrow's world.
Our first international initiative. We deliver weekly hands-on science lessons and mentorship to students in grades 8 and 9 at the OM Foundation in New Delhi, India.
The Primary School
We have been working in partnership with The Primary School in East Palo Alto since Spring 2021, matching K-5th graders with Stanford students for individualized science mentorship.
What We Do
Individualized Curriculum and Science Kit Development
Making science special for each student
During an initial meeting with the student, the mentor will get to know the mentee's interests, hobbies, and questions related to science. Based on this initial meeting, the mentor will work with support staff at Discovering Science Together to design science kits with materials for experiments matched to the student's interests. The experiments in the kits are made to be easily conducted at home, enabling students to explore science in a way that reflects its occurrence in their everyday lives.
Getting materials to students so they can get to exploring
Kits are delivered to students quickly and no cost, so students can begin their science journey seamlessly.
One-on-one mentorship with STEM mentors
Building connections to support young scientists on their journey
We match students with a trained science mentor who is an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral student. Each week, the mentor virtually guides their mentee through an experiment using the resources and pedagogical training provided by our program. Our mentors skillfully engage the mentees' initial understanding, encourage them to ask questions, help them make hypotheses and observations, and guide them in suggesting explanations for the phenomena they observe.
"A big part of engaging kids in science is not getting the single, correct answer; it's being willing to work with students to discover the correct answer."