San Diego Youth Science
--rethinking science education
Mission: To inspire scientific thinking about the world through hands-on, student driven experimentation and engagement in the process of science.
San Diego Youth Science--rethinking Science Education
San Diego Youth Science designs and teaches custom, student-centered, hands-on, and inquiry-driven science curricula in partner schools across the school year. Designed to enhance science during the school day, all SDYS original curricula are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and work to make science relevant through:
highlighting current scientific phenomena in ongoing curriculum development
partnering with local scientists and industry to leverage authentic science (including but not limited to Scripps Institution of Oceanography Geological Collections, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, San Diego Natural History Museum, National Marine Mammal Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Saildrone, San Diego fishing industry, and Wood Environmental Lab)
customizing program design and facilitation for unique populations served
Science is not about answers, it is about a process of discovery. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) speak to the importance of this and allow teachers the freedom to co-create, with their students, authentic and relevant learning experiences. San Diego Youth Science strives to help teachers, students, administrators, and families rethink science education.
San Diego Youth Science is determined to empower San Diego’s students and teachers to examine and question the natural world around them. San Diego Youth Science works with students of all ages to understand the process of science, view the world with scientific curiosity, and have a lifelong love of science through participation in authentic and relevant science experiences.
San Diego Youth's Science's custom sessions create opportunities for place-based learning, allowing students and teachers to engage with local resources in meaningful ways.