Teaching STEM Literacy
Professor Egghead Science Academy doesn’t just preach the good word of cool science; it practices it. The organization offers science and engineering programs for kids in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas. Professor Egghead Science Academy makes STEM learning accessible and fun.
“We are often brought in by teachers who want us to lead interactive science and engineering programs for their students,” said company co-founder Gary Tuch. “We hope that teachers can learn from our style of teaching, as well as get some ideas for future lessons.”
The academy’s mission is to make science accessible, understandable and cool. They run interactive and engaging programs seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including after-school classes, summer learning and parties.
“We are currently in the process of developing videos that can be used by teachers in the classroom — or kids at home — for free,” continued Tuch.
80/20 rule for hands-on science and engineering learning
Tuch said the academy has an 80/20 rule for its programs: Kids have to be learning hands-on at least 80 percent of the time. “Kids learn best by doing, so our goal is to create a lesson that has kids actively experimenting, rather than listening to someone talk on and on,” he said. “As of now, students can earn the Egghead Degrees in six areas, including Rocket Science, Extreme Engineering and Exploration.”
Tuch hopes that science resources for kids keep increasing; the Professor Egghead Academy has plans to expand to the East Coast over the next year. His goal is to make science accessible for everyone, building a network of Eggheads nationwide.
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About the Academy:
Professor Egghead Science Academy is the only science academy for kids in the world! We offer cool science and engineering after school classes, parties, camps and workshops for kids. Founded in 2007 the Academy has had 1000’s of young Eggheads come through the doors. Science Has Never Been This Cool™