iSprowt Encourages Kids’ Love of Learning

How does iSprowt inspire kids’ to experiment with STEM? Watch!

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School Science Assemblies With iSprowt!

We’ve been having so much fun with schools across the country with online science assemblies!  Kids were sent Wacky Weather kits, similar to this kit, so they could participate at home while watching iSprowt on Zoom! We are completely sold out of this assembly, but don’t worry! For your school you can request a science camp assembly/virtual science summer camp by contacting us at help@isprowt.com. It would be fun to connect with you!  

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The Benefits of Science Kits: The iSprowt Herb Garden

Science Kits Help Children Enjoy Learning Projects for kids are more important than ever. With children being taught at home, parents need a variety of ways to get kids interested in learning. Hands-on experiments from iSprowt help introduce science to children in a fun way. Studies show children learn better with interactive, hands on learning. iSprowt Kit 1 Kit 1 is the iSprowt Herb Garden. Children learn how plants grow as they watch their plant …

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Thank You, From iSprowt

Dear Friends, As we start 2021 we wanted to express our gratitude for your support last year. Whether you bought a kit, shared a social media post, attended one of our online assemblies or signed up for our emails, we say THANK YOU. When we set out to launch iSprowt in March, we had no idea that an unprecedented pandemic, complete with school shutdowns, was right around the corner. A new, small business trying to get …

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STEM Projects Make Great Gifts for Kids This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and parents everywhere are scrambling to secure gifts that will bring a smile to their children’s faces. We know that our kids want dynamic and fun presents, but it is always a bonus when that fun can be paired with something that has lasting value. iSprowt’s STEM kits stand out as perfect gifts for kids, combining entertainment with education to create lessons that ignite their imagination! When we think …

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iSprowt Announces Solution for Parents and Teachers Looking to Bring Back Hands-On Learning

iSprowt, a company known for making STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education fun through their interactive home science experiments, is bringing hands-on science learning back into the hands of thousands of children in a new and innovative way. With stay-at-home-orders in effect for much of the country’s school systems, it has never been more difficult for teachers to provide hands-on learning experiences. Fortunately, iSprowt has developed a solution. iSprowt Founder and serial entrepreneur Juliana …

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Virtual Science Assemblies From iSprowt

iSprowt is Bringing Science to Virtual Classrooms Schools Across the Country Will Have Access to Science Experiments   We’re excited to announce that we are working with schools and PTAs across the country to bring live, iSprowt virtual science assemblies to over 5,000 elementary students. Each student receives a kit that includes 2 hands-on, extremely fun, STEM experiments and a 16-page booklet filled with activities.        Benefits of Virtual Science Assemblies   One …

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What are the Next Generation Science Standards?

Every iSprowt experiment, activity, and challenge is inspired by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS are science content standards that set the expectations for what K-12 students should know. The NGSS were developed by a committee of 18 experts in science, engineering, cognitive science, teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and education policy to identify core science themes and were inspired by “A Framework for K-12 Science Education”. The framework proposed developing science standards …

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What Makes iSprowt Booklets Unique

Every month, iSprowt members receive a wonderful educational gift. Each of these gifts, complete with a 40-page iSprowt booklet, are mailed directly to your child – in today’s online world, kids love getting mail addressed to them. It’s a very special surprise. Each kit contains at least three science experiments, with materials, as well as an incredible instruction and activity booklet. These beautiful booklets are what makes iSprowt kits special. Each booklet is 40-pages of …

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Happy Father’s Day from iSprowt!

In honor of Father’s Day, we interviewed a few dads whose adult children chose careers in STEM. We were curious whether they thought they might have had any influence on their children’s careers and were surprised to learn that each of the dads we spoke with also had careers in STEM! We spoke to a pharmacist, a computer scientist, an electrical engineer, and an aerospace engineer who works on rockets and satellites of all kinds. …

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Kids Need Time to Unplug

How often do you come home from a day at the beach, a hike in a National Park, or a visit to an arboretum or botanical garden and think “well, that was just the worst day I have ever had!”? Probably never! Barring an unfortunate bee sting or a sprained ankle, a day in nature — or even just an hour — leaves us feeling refreshed. When we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, adults crave …

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Learning by Doing

3rd-century BC philosopher and teacher, Xun Kuang is known for the quote: “not hearing is not as good as hearing, hearing is not as good as seeing, seeing is not as good as knowing, knowing is not as good as acting; true learning continues until it is put into action,” which comes from Xunzi, an ancient Chinese collection of philosophical writings. Whittled down, this quote is often attributed to both Confucius and Benjamin Franklin, respectively, …

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Kids are not Connecting to Virtual School

When states across the country began issuing stay at home orders, school districts had no choice but to temporarily close their doors and begin the scramble to find a way to continue to educate their students from a distance through the end of the school year. For some students, particularly homeschooled students and college students, learning virtually at least part of the time is completely normal. The educators providing this type of instruction have spent …

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Happy Mother’s Day from iSprowt!

Happy Mother’s Day! Everyone at iSprowt would like to take a moment to pay tribute to all the mothers, the grandmothers, the aunts – everyone out there who is “mom” to someone – especially now. You are amazing! The moms at iSprowt are the calendar keepers, boo boo fixers, school volunteers, lunch makers, bike riders, homework helpers, chess match losers, sports signer-uppers, birthday planners, cookie bakers, bedtime story readers, and huggers. Now, with COVID-19, we …

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How Parents are Doing During School Closures

Ask any parent how they are doing during school closures and the answer they provide will likely change depending on the day, the hour, or even the minute, and it absolutely depends on their at-home situation. Most families are doing what they can to make it work – trying to find balance between work, school, and family. They might be enjoying family time more now that there is less after school and weekend activity. Without …

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May the Fourth

It’s May 4th! May the Fourth be with you! Confused about what that means? May the Fourth is a tribute to the phrase “may the force be with you” from the Star Wars franchise and a way to commemorate the unofficial “Star Wars Day” holiday (as declared by fans worldwide). We love this phrase at iSprowt because thinking about Star Wars makes us think about science, technology, and exploring, and the creativity that brings it …

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Celebrate May Day with iSprowt

Happy May Day! Have you ever heard the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers”? This phrase is borrowed from a poem written by Thomas Tusser in 1157. May 1, also known as May Day, marks the halfway point between the spring equinox (first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer solstice (first day or summer in the Northern Hemisphere). It is an ancient holiday celebrating the hope and promise of spring. The beautiful …

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COVID-19 School Closures- How to Keep Children From Falling Behind

Today’s students are facing an unprecedented challenge when it comes to learning science. A recent Los Angeles Times article indicated California students are struggling to meet the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted nationally in 2013. These standards were designed to teach core scientific concepts via hands-on activity. Unfortunately, with limited budgets for scientific materials and space to store materials for multiple classes of up to 40 students, meeting the standards has so far been …

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iSprowt Donates STEM Kits to Children Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

We hope that this message finds you and your family well. As many of you know, we launched iSprowt to help children achieve their highest potential in school and in life through hands-on, fun STEM kits that get them unplugged and experimenting in exciting ways. Little did we know that just weeks after launching iSprowt, COVID-19 would upend the world as we knew it. COVID-19 has shaken families and communities- from school closures to parents teaching …

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