" We've had many STEM presenters who get kids to complete a set activity, in a set way, and they leave it at that. Witty Scientists is different in that they provide a much richer learning experience. During their presentations, they never talk down to kids, and the kids are riveted. They begin sessions by laying a foundation of information, then ask the kids to think, design, build and test their own ideas. They encourage thoughtful evaluation, idea sharing, and applying what is learned beyond the immediate activity; to real-world problems." Deborah Sand, Newport Way Library, KCLS
“I am always impressed with your preparation and detail.”
— Marilyn Franklin, Principle of Cascadia Montessori School
“The scientist was very prepared and knowledgeable about the subject. She was FUN, ENERGETIC and the lesson was adaptable for all learning styles and levels.”
— Jacqueline Joyner, kindergarten teacher
“I was surprised with how advanced the science presentations were. My 1st-8th grade class was experimenting with all sorts of chemical reactions and extracted real DNA! Science experiment for kids were watered down and simplistic. This group, however brings professional equipment and advanced procedures along with their expertise.”
— Christian Miller, elementary & middle school teacher
“I highly recommend Witty Scientists! Not only are the experiments FUN, they are educational and actively engaging. Children learn many complex science and math concepts. They also learn and develop language and literacy skills while learning new words that expand their vocabulary.”
— April Bowen, Pre-K Head Start teacher, Easter Seals Washington
We design three major types of interdisciplinary programs containing hands-on inquiry activities integrating several natural and mathematical subjects (STEM). During Science Workshops students follow protocols to become familiar with the process of science and are closely instructed by an educator. During Solution Workshops, students get to solve the research problem, and they choose the methodology and implementation. An educator is an expert and adviser. During Challenge Workshops students design and build prototypes that meet specific standards. An educator is a partner who together with the students seeks solutions.
Mariola Kulawiec PhD has pursued her passion for science by working as a laboratory scientist. Now as an educator she is “infecting” kids with curiosity.
"I draw inspiration from passion to learn and understand our world. My passion is what initially motivated me to pursue science career, and now I would like to pass on my love for science." M.Kulawiec