For those who aim to engage their students in authentic science learning, spark curiosity, embrace exploration, and guide discovery... we’re here.

Science should be discovered.

Despite all our efforts, we can’t “talk” an education into a child.

Learning just doesn’t happen that way.

Every student is born with an innate curiosity that drives them to learn and grow through experience, exploration and discovery.

Let’s embrace that.

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Phenomena are “things that happen.” How can we use these to spark curiosity and engage our learners in science discovery?


All learning starts with experience and develops through a reflection and meaning-making process. How do we guide exploration? How do we support students through the struggle?


Learning unfolds as we ask a question, seek and find an answer, and uncover new questions and problems to investigate. How do we plan for and guide students through this learning process?

Hi there!

I'm Nicole VanTassel

I’m the founder and CEO of iExploreScience. My mission is to support educators who are ready to embrace a new vision for science teaching and learning — a pedagogy rooted in students’ active investigation of real-world, relevant phenomena, an approach in which students utilize the practices of science to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery. I created iExploreScience to fill a gap that currently exists between this vision – adopted and supported by districts, states, and educational institutions – and its practical implementation in the classroom. Every child deserves to learn through discovery, and every educator deserves support putting that idea into practice.


What are our teachers saying?

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing work you are doing! I finished up parent teacher conferences today and so many were impressed and excited about what is happening in my classroom. The kids are talking about science at home and are loving science!! ... My students are thriving. I have never had a class so engaged and learning at this level ever before!! Thank you for all you do!
Cadena P.
Middle School Teacher, South Dakota

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