About Little Scientists® 

Little Scientists® is an international leader in early childhood and elementary school hands-on science education.
Our Founder - Dr. Heidi Gold-Dworkin
We were founded by Dr. Heidi Gold-Dworkin, a Yale doctor of molecular biology and a member of the 1989 Nobel prize winning team.

Headquartered in Connecticut, Little Scientists® programs are now being implemented in public and private schools in the United States, Brazil and Japan. Little Scientists® ® has curriculum unit lessons that exceed the rigors of the new NGSS and all state science standards.

Little Scientists® specializes in providing personalized service to teachers and schools, modeling inquiry-based science, providing classroom mentoring, and professional development.

Science lessons are designed to be teacher friendly, applicable, and hands-on. These exciting, easy to teach classes motivate children and teachers alike. We meet local schools’ needs with personal attention and service.

Little Scientists® classes increase cognitive, science, math, and literacy achievement for all students.

Our MissionVision

To empower students & teachers, through the highest quality of hands-on learning, to participate in science in the classroom and beyond.

Our vision is that Little Scientists® will become the world's leader in educating the next Generation of Great Scientists.

Little Scientists®  Videos

Videos showcasing Little Scientists® and our educational offerings as well as Little Scientists® in the news!

Little Scientists® Overview

An overview of Little Scientists® - We show children the thrill of scientific discovery.

Little Scientists® In The News

WTNH covers how Little Scientists® excites children about learning through hands-on science activities.

Our Founder: Dr. Heidi Gold-Dworkin

A hero of science and society who gives back to her community, each and every day.
Our Founder - Dr. Heidi Gold-Dworkin
How did you develop your love of science?
I fell in love with science growing up and attending public school in New Haven, Connecticut. One hands-on science teacher helped light the bulb of innovation and creativity in me and I hope to pass the torch forward by igniting curiosity in all young children.

Where did you receive your science education?
I was very blessed to have a world class science education. I graduated cum Laude in Biochemistry from Cornell University, and then received my Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Yale University. My thesis advisor received a Nobel prize in chemistry for work that was done while I was in his laboratory.


Why is giving back so important to you?
Many children in the USA and throughout the world do not have opportunities to learn science or STIEM in school. Raising three children and rediscovering their sense of wonder and natural curiosity reignited in me the passion to help all young children receive the opportunity to develop their innate curiosity and sense of wonder.


In your perfect world what do you want children to feel or receive from Little Scientists® ?
I want all students who participate in hands on science learning to strengthen their inner scientist and their power to discover, learn, and achieve.   Children have that innate curiosity and we as adults and educators must nurture it carefully to enable them to develop to their full academic potential.

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