QuantumKids promises "high end science," and it absolutely delivers! It is a great vehicle to introduce a child to a lab environment. Using appropriate science methodology and high quality lab resources, it is an unparalleled class in the science arena.
-JK Domokos Chemistry 4-5
QuantumKids is a fantastic program that allows young students to do real science at a young age. My daughters have loved it, and they look forward to every Wednesday! Thanks for a wonderful educational opportunity for the Bay Area's kids.
-S. Millett Chemistry 4-5
My sons enjoyed the Chemistry and Civil Engineering classes. The hands-on curriculum allowed them to explore their interests and be creative. This is an afterschool class that my kids are excited to go to everytime.
My son greatly enjoyed this quarter's Chemistry class, and is eager to take more QuantumKids courses in the future!
"My boys loved the hands-on creative learning in the safe classroom setting of QuantumCamp."
- Dr. C. Siegel, Parent
“QuantumCamp is an extraordinary experience. This is the opportunity to learn hands on and get muscle, cellular memory about the concepts in science and math. For the benefit of your children, look at QuantumCamp, invest in your child’s future, and let your child invest in their own future for learning kinesthetically, visually, auditorily—in every way possible—to make science come alive.”
Ann Salmon of Arizona, Summer 2011
QuantumCamp: The course is taught in a style that lets the students discover for themselves the astonishing properties of light, matter and energy. By providing some lecture and lots of lab time using tools from the golden age of discovery, students collaborate in small groups to gain a “hand's on” understanding of quantum physics. The love of teaching is clearly evident in the instructor who is able to masterfully keep the attention and focus of the diverse group of adolescents. Though few and far between, it was mentors and materials like this that inspired me to pursue a career in engineering, technology and research.
David Watson, Program Manager, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Winter 2011
Every day I picked up my happy, enthusiastic and plugged-in teen-aged son from QuantumCamp. Every day built on the last....it just got better and better! We have traveled around the country taking classes and QC is in a league of its own in our humble opinion. Everything about our experience was well worth every mile. We look forward to QC2 and beyond.My deepest gratitude to both of you!
Candy Listowski from Chicago
After taking the first QuantumCamp I felt much more confident in not only coming to logical conclusions on my own, but also dealing with science in general. I am looking forward to enrolling in QuantumCamp 2.
I strongly recommend Algebra in Motion™ for its great presentation of concepts. It was easy because Michael smoothed the way for us but hard because he had us learn the concepts from scratch and build off of that. I took this class after taking an algebra class somewhere else that taught me how to use algebra, when to use it, but never why to use it. This class taught me how it works, when it works, and, most important, why it works.
Kyle Merritt, AiM™ student, Winter 2011
I enjoyed ChemCamp because instead of listening to someone talk about the experiments, we did the experiments. When I went to the QuantumCampus to hear a lecture given by a U.C. Berkeley graduate student, I could actually understand what he was saying! What I love about ChemCamp is that it is hands-on, but you still get the theories that you need.
Anais Saunders, ChemCamp student, Winter 2011
Michael and Ryan are the best teachers I've ever had. They make me feel so welcome. I just like being there.
Yusef Albazain, ChemCamp student, Spring 2011
Special Relativity was an amazing class, taught by a great teacher who both opened my mind to the theories of physics and taught me to think in a different way than I had ever before. There were many mind blowing moments.
Ben Kolligs, Special Relativity student, Spring 2011
QuantumCamp did one thing that really amazed me more than anything else. It walked me through the ways scientists in the 1800s figured out many of the things that I had assumed were just math. It establishes key fundamentals of physics and leads the way to a true understanding of quantum physics. Ryan and Michael have hit upon a simple, elegant, and intuitive way of teaching advanced physics to kids. They use amazing equipment and set up experiments simple enough that they don't require much mathematical know-how. All it requires is a basic understanding of the simplest parts of algebra, and even that isn't too important until the end. I can't recommend this camp highly enough for kids interested in physics.
Jack Gallagher, QuantumCamp student, Summer 2010
We enrolled the kids in ChemCamp because a college-prep high school transcript should include lab-based chemistry, and because we liked the idea of the historically- and lab-based discovery approach. Much to our delight, the kids now say that Chemistry is one of their favorite subjects! We are looking forward to their next QuantumCamp class!
Donna, mother from Livermore, February 20 2011
The QuantumCamp provides a fun and engaging experience that helped me discover and understand key scientific concepts.
Drew, ChemCamp student, fall 2010
I highly recommend AEGs. It is great when you get to create your own curriculum -- and then do it. In my AEG, I asked questions that I had been wondering about and that would get me closer to my goal of understanding the fundamentals of acids, and then Michael helped me design experiments to answer or address them -- the scientific method in action!! I got to do experiments that I had been wanting to do for a long time. I now know a huge amount more about the topic that I chose (acid-metal reactions) than I did before. I had a great time, learned a lot, and I wish that more kids had this great opportunity.
Yannai S. Kashtan, December 16, 2010