@let’slearnaboutscience is a website dedicated to learning science outside of the classroom. Fostering a sense of curiosity about the world around us is essential for young minds, especially when it comes to learning about science. As the critical basis for a strong STEM education, @let’slearnaboutscience introduces basic chemistry concepts for both kids and parents to easily understand and apply.
As a free online science learning resource, @let’slearnaboutscience offers parents who homeschool their children and/or want to add a little STEM into their lives the tools necessary to build the foundation of science and chemistry.
@let’slearnaboutscience knows that STEM activities for kids can be hard to find. This is especially true for activities that use ingredients commonly found in a kitchen and are explained at a level that non-scientists can understand. This website also provides free science learning resources such as science experiments you can do at home or in the classroom. Our blog will guide you in ways you can introduce STEM to your child, even if you are not a scientist yourself.
Science doesn’t have to be a complicated, boring subject. Students of all ages, including parents, can learn through fun and creative science experiments to support their K-12 education. Learning science at home doesn’t take much more than the objects already around you.
Science is everywhere! With the right tools and approach, learning science at home can develop into a love for science and discovery that leads to future rewarding careers for bright young minds. Science is for everyone!
@let’slearnaboutscience was founded by Stephanie Ryan in 2020
during the global pandemic. She was feeling less-than-confident in
teaching her young preschooler about science at home and realized
she wasn’t alone. A lot of other parents might have been feeling
the same way, and they didn’t have the teaching experience she did
to know where to start.
Stephanie Ryan converted @let’slearnaboutscience from an account on Instagram to a TikTok and a Facebook account to reach out to parents, giving them the confidence they need to talk about science and learn about science alongside their kids.
She is both a mother and science educator. Her son Charlie guides young scientists in the basic concepts of chemistry in Let’s Learn About Chemistry, which has been the subject of many TV appearances, radio shows, podcasts, and blog posts. As the owner of Ryan Education Consulting LLC, she is also an avid social media influencer who strives to encourage and inspire others to learn science, chemistry, and STEM-related concepts in a quest to learn more about the world around them.
Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been featured in many science education resources, from The Connected Chemistry Curriculum to Chemistry in Context. She is dedicated to making sure that people see the science around them and know that science is for everyone.