Our Mission is simple : To engage kids with science during early childhood years in a way that nurtures their creativity and their passion for innovation .
How do we accomplish that ? : Our science lessons are enquiry based and carefully crafted for younger kids by integrating them with the arts , design thinking concepts ,movement and hands-on projects .
These tools help them understand and retain the knowledge longer.
It also imbibes in them the curiosity to dig deeper into these topics as they grow older.
In short We aim at developing a lifelong love for science , creativity and innovation in all of our students.
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization registered in the state of California.
About the Founder
Pragya has been passionate about science since early childhood . As a young girl she loved tinkering in her backyard . Her passion for science and designing things stayed with her as she grew up ,graduating with a Civil Engineering degree .
She worked as a Software Engineer for 11 years and then in the S.T.E.M education field for 2 years before she decided create Petri-Dish Science.
She currently runs the Petri-dish Science STEAM classes in various elementary schools in Cupertino Union School District
Pragya is a futurist who believes that technology and innovation can help make our world a better place .Pragya Enjoys watching Science fiction and animation movies .
Pragya is the loving mom of two adorable boys and started by organizing fun science sessions for her son's class as a volunteer at his school .
She was delighted to see the kids glowing with confidence and excitement after they completed science and engineering lessons with her .
Her enthusiasm and the unique S.T.E.A.M based tools she used in the science class were an instant hit with the kids.
Pragya also worked as an educator to teach S.T.E.A.M to kids at low income elementary schools where such programs are not available .
She realized that she wanted to combine what she loved ,with what she was good at ,to make a difference in children's lives in a bigger way.
She founded Petri-Dish Science with the goal to inspire kids to be fearless , persistent and creative in their quest for innovation .