About Scientists in School
Scientists in School (SiS) is a dynamic Canadian charity dedicated to helping children and youth reach their full potential. Founded in 1989, SiS enables Kindergarten to Grade 8 students to become 'scientists in their school', catalyzing long-lasting interest in science, technology, math, environmental stewardship and engineering.
By fostering learning through highly investigative classroom or community workshops, we help make even the most reluctant science learner enthusiastic. SiS provides opportunities for young learners to interact with ecologists, physicists, engineers and more over the course of their elementary education, opening their minds to future careers in science-related fields and fostering innovation.
At SiS we believe in the adage, "It takes a whole community to educate a child." Our organization galvanizes passionate people united around a shared vision of a future where every Canadian child grows up having a multitude of opportunities to be sparked by science during their formative elementary school years. Across 240 Ontario and Alberta communities, SiS currently reaches close to 600,000 students and 75,000 teachers and parent volunteers during our classroom workshops and thousands more in community settings. SiS's dream for the coming decade is to grow locally-driven programs, from coast to coast.
When you support Scientists in School - as a teacher, a parent volunteer, a donor or a community partner - you help inspire tomorrow's innovators and leaders and build a stronger and more prosperous Canada.
Today, they're Scientists in School. Tomorrow, they're our leaders and innovators.
WE INSPIRE EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE
"Scientists in School is an incredibly educational and fun experience for all kids and teachers involved. I saw students in my class who do not like science come to life. The passion that the scientists convey about their specialty and towards the kids is what makes this experience one that every student should have."
Julia Morton, Teacher
York Region District School Board
"I have had Scientists in School in my classroom each year since I began teaching seven years ago. I have also taken my class on many educational excursions and it is the Scientists in School program that the students enjoy most each year! I truly believe SiS has made my students more interested in science as a subject, as well as a possible future occupation. As an educator I have also benefited greatly from Scientists in School. My science program is so enriched with ideas and methods of teaching because of the rich, hands-on learning received every time a presenter enters my classroom. Keep It Up!"
Harry Shore, Teacher
Humberwood Downs J.M.A.
Toronto District School Board
"Engaging, energizing, memorable. The presentations at which I have served as a parent volunteer have provided some of the best times I have had with my children at school."
"It was fantastic! Delia covered so much of the curriculum in just one morning. The workshop is great to use as an introduction to a new topic or to reinforce material already taught. The students were engaged and learned a lot by doing hands on activities. It would take me weeks to get all the materials she brought. Delia also answered many of the students' questions about the human body."
- N. McElroy, Grade 5/6 Teacher
Roberta Bondar JPS, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board