The joy of science should not be restricted to children in the richest countries of the world. Some of the greatest minds may be found in the most unlikely places, just waiting for an opportunity to flourish. Discoveries yet to be made may be facilitated by providing the opportunity for scientific discovery to children ripe for learning in rural Turkiye.
Science4Kids is a program that provides hands on, experiential scientific learning in under-served classrooms throughout Turkiye. Our program provides the opportunity for scientific discovery to students who might not otherwise have access to science equipment or supplies. While our immediate goal is to change young lives, we seek a long-term goal as well, which is to encourage further study and create a love for science and learning. The wonders of scientific discovery could very well be provided through our efforts to the child who will grow up to one day cure cancer or neurological disease and change the course of history!
The Science4Kids hands-on curriculum provides experimental learning in fields from biology and ecology to the solar system and everything in between. Science4Kids provides students the opportunity to learn via observation, problem solving, cooperation, and critical thinking as they work their way through well-designed labs, exercises, and partner activities.
To date, Science4Kids has provides science kits to 43 elementary schools, 10 Junior high schools, and 6 K-8 schools. Through its efforts, Bridge to Turkiye has shared the love of science, and more important, access to the world of scientific discovery, to thousands of children in Turkiye.
We thank you for your support as we change the world, one student at a time.
"Dear Bridge to Turkey Team,
We would like to thank you for allowing us to explore science more closely in our courses, expanding the limited opportunities we had, taking us one step further through science. Our teachers work so hard for us as they utilize the available resources, books and materials, but thanks to your donations, you have given us the opportunity to study more thoroughly and you have provided stability to our science curriculum in this new program. It is good to be able to experiment, examine and observe positive and negative results through trial and error. Learning new things, moving forward and studying the fine points of experimental results is incredibly enjoyable. We took a step, and you are the beginning. We cannot thank you enough for your interest and support.”
Elanur 8th grade
“I have always wondered about my blood type. In our class, no one knew their blood type but with the BTF Science kit, we were able to find out. It was very exciting and I will never forget it.
Thank you for providing Science lab materials to us.”
Nermin 7th grade
“We are grateful to you for thinking of us, for bringing us to be able to experience science. I was very surprised today when I looked at the onion peel through the microscope. I once again realized that science is our only salvation. Science is all mankind, but it is difficult to reach science when opportunities do not allow it. Up until now, it was hard for us. People say my sense of curiosity is very strong, maybe we will contribute to science one day and on the way to that day you were with us today. I hope you can help other village children to experience this power. We are grateful to you.”
Sevgi 6th grade
Thank you for considering coming on board and igniting a fire for learning across Turkey in the young learners as they discover the fun they can have with science, while building their critical thinking skills, their powers of observation, and problem- solving abilities. You can make a huge difference in the lives of so many young learners.
Let them know how you value education, all the way from your neighborhood to theirs, showing how you care through science- Science4Kids!
Science is real! Lets spread the love of Science…