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.

Let’s reframe our approach to education -- from “teaching as telling” to

tapping into our students’ curiosity,

setting the stage for their experiences and explorations, and guiding them through sense-making to lead ultimately to discovery and understanding.

A New Vision ForScienceLearning

Science, engineering, and technology permeate every aspect of modern life. Our response to many of the challenges that face humanity – from the environment to energy to health – depend upon our ability to understand and navigate these topics and issues.

Now more than ever, it is vital that every global citizen become scientifically literate, critical thinkers.

Now more than ever, our world needs a new vision for science learning.

Student-Owned Scienceis rooted in...


All content is rooted in real world challenges, issues, and events. The curriculum is real and reflects the students.


Students are doing science to learn science. They are the actors in their own education.


Ideas and understandings are developed through experiences and explorations. Videos, texts, and lectures expand meaning — they don’t make it.

What are the benefits of engaging our students in student-driven science learning?

Ditch your“sage on the stage”role...

and become your students’ discovery guide.

I know, becoming is a journey…

and it’s not always easy.

Here’s the thing: you don’t have to do it alone.
(In fact, I wouldn’t recommend it!)

Let’s do it together.

Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m a former “explainer” turned “discovery guide,” and I know this journey isn’t easy. (Confession: I catch myself falling into bad habits more often than I’d like with my own children!) It takes time, learning, reflection, and community — but it’s so possible and so worth it!

It’s not easy, but it also doesn’t have to be hard. There are so many things we can do to capitalize on curiosity, to embrace exploration and discovery, and to focus on phenomena.

As founder of iExploreScience and through its programs and community, I’ve helped thousands of teachers around the world implement exploration and discovery in their science classrooms. I’d love to help you.

We can do this together. Are you ready?