Welcome to Experium Science Academy
The premier solution to bring the discovery and wonder of science beyond the textbook.
Experium Science Academy exists to provide children from kindergarten through high school the opportunity to engage their minds and stretch their horizons through hands-on, lab-based science activities. We use inquiry-based learning techniques, instructed by true scientists, within a modern science laboratory dedicated to advancing children’s education.
DID YOU KNOW?
High-quality science learning opportunities are unavailable in about 90 percent of California elementary school classrooms
(The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley and SRI International Summary Report 4)1.
What about our schools, public or private?
An elementary school student’s classroom time is busy learning many important subjects with particular focus on English Language Arts and Mathematics. Unfortunately, science is often crowded out with 40% of California elementary teachers spending an hour or less weekly on science instruction. In schools both public and private, learning science typically occurs during less than 10% of the instruction time available.2
How can Experium Science Academy help?
During the school year we provide after-school science classes focused on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Our after-school classes are 60 minutes for kindergarten through 5th grade and 90 minutes for 6th through 8th grade, held once per week for 8 weeks. We also offer summer classes held in either morning and/or afternoon sessions, Monday through Friday, throughout 8 weeks of summer. We offer Independent Research programs for high school individuals or teams, with focused mentorship from real scientists, during both the school year and the summertime.
Independent Research Programs
Gaining acceptance to a competitive college program has never been more difficult. One of the best ways to set your high school student’s college application apart from the crowd is through the inclusion of an independent research project. A great independent research project typically requires three components: a great idea, an appropriate facility for experimentation, and high-quality mentorship. Your children provide the ideas and we provide the modern scientific laboratory and mentorship from real scientists.
One-of-a-Kind Modern Science Laboratory
What comes to mind when you think of a science laboratory? Please take a minute to view the pictures of what we’ve termed our “dream lab.” The facility was designed to allow for safe, supervised science exploration with equipment normally found in a university setting. From kindergarten students exploring observation using all their senses through our high school seniors redeveloping an organic dye for use in solar cells, we promote curiosity in all our students. Please come see for yourself.
“Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security,
our health, and our way of life than it has ever been.”3
1The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley and SRI International Summary Report. “High Hopes – Few Opportunities”. The Status of Elementary Science Education in California. 2011: pg4.
2The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley and SRI International Summary Report. “High Hopes – Few Opportunities”. The Status of Elementary Science Education in California. 2011: pg5.
3 Obama, B. (2009, April 27). Remarks to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-national-academy-sciences-annual-meeting.