Kids Love Science!

 

Getting a million children interested in science by 2020 – that’s the clear goal of the Bayer program “Making Science Make Sense”. Everyone can all get involved in this campaign and inspire children to be passionate about science.

The recipe for the success of “Making Science Make Sense” is as simple as it is effective: Bayer employees take time out to visit schools, armed with hands-on science such as experiments that schoolchildren can try out themselves and that make them want to understand the science behind them.

The program was initiated in 1995 by volunteer Bayer employees. Today, 20 years later, more than 100 employees in the United States are involved in the project, inspiring the next inquisitive generation.

Everybody says ‘kids don’t like science’. That’s nonsense. Kids love science, because it’s discovering the world around you.

MSMS Ambassador Dr. Mae C. Jemison 

Making Science Make Sense: An Overview

With the help of the science education advocate and the lead ambassador of “Making Science Make Sense”, Dr Mae C. Jemison (first Afro-American woman in space), volunteer Bayer employees were able to get thousands of children interested in science and technology over the past twenty years. As a result the program received prestigious U.S. Awards, such as the “President’s Service Award” in 2000 and the “Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership” in 2006.

Making Science Make Sense

Bayer’s company-wide initiative that advances science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education.

The Whole World Is Taking Part

And because of the excellent and ongoing success in the United States, similar programs were also introduced in other countries. In Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Japan, India, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom, Bayer employees are getting schoolchildren excited about scientific phenomena in day-to-day life in a whole range of ways.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, supports Making Science Make Sense since the very beginning.
Even today Dr. Mae C. Jemison promotes the program in the U.S..
Bayer employees in China inspire kids to discover science, too.
Kids in Taiwan love Making Science Make Sense.
The Indian program is a huge success. Many boys and girls are fascinated by research topics.
Several hundred Bayer employees are working with schoolchildren in the U.S., where Making Science Make Sense was founded.
…and the kids love the experiments!