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Phone: 408-281-7595
171 Branham Ln Ste 10-223
San Jose
California 95136

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Target demographics: prek - 12th grade students in San Francisco Bay Area

Direct beneficiaries per year: To prepare for a future increasingly driven by science and technology, children need meaningful and lasting science experiences. Students that are encouraged and successful in science today are likely to continue in science tomorrow. Sadly, most students get less than forty-five minutes of science education per week.

Geographic areas served: Greater Bay Area, CA (Gilroy to San Francisco)

To provide hands-on science activities for kids in a fun, engaging, free-form environment.

A Schmahl Science Workshop:

Believes children are motivated to learn when their ideas are cultivated through the fun of designing and developing an experiment.

Challenges children to use the scientific method as a powerful tool that will facilitate them as they explore the world around them.

Provides the highest quality hands-on workshops that are presented to students in classroom, lab or garage settings by instructors whose interest in and enthusiasm for science is communicated in a fun and exciting way.

Promotes successful inquiries into science with our open-ended, hands-on, mentor-supported approach to science fair projects.

Designs units that integrate hands-on experiments and activities with discussion of the history of science as a work in progress
Since 1996, we have served over 86,000 students and over 7,000 teachers.  Each of these students on average participates in 20 workshops a year resulting in over 1,519,735 student contacts since our founding.  In the 2007-08 academic year we served 20,273 preK-12th grade students. In the 2008-09 academic year we served over 23,000 preK-12th grade students at 120 schools in 28 school districts. In the 2009-10 academic year we served over 25,000 preK-12th grade students at 149 schools in 28 school districts.

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I am the Science-O-Rama! (Science Fair) coordinator at our elementary school. Schmahl Science did a "Family Science Night" at our school to kickoff our Science-O-Rama! season. They did an outstanding job. They had several stations for the students to visit, and most students stayed all evening (2... more »
My name is Imelda Murillo and a week ago Belinda Schmahl did a presentation in my 6th grade class in East San Jose. I just wanted to thank her for her time in presenting to my students. Mrs. Schmahl had a "conversation" with my students and it made them focus and become intrigued with all the ... more »
My friend went to the Schmahl Science Workshop and told me it was the most fun he had in a long time. I think that sounds great and it made me happy to hear about it... more »
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