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Welcome to MICHAEL’S SCIENTIFIC COMPANY the producer of the Science In A Bag® products. We are fascinated by invention,
discovery and scientific exploration. The products we carry and services
we offer are intended to stimulate this enthusiasm in upper elementary and
middle school age boys and girls. |
Twenty years ago, MICHAEL’S SCIENTIFIC COMPANY began as a part time business
by Mike Calhoun an upper elementary and middle school science teacher,
who was able to infuse in his students a love of science by developing
a series of inexpensive hands-on projects that they could conduct at school
and to take home to keep.
From that humble beginning MICHAEL’S SCIENTIFIC has grown to where we
supplying students, teachers, home school educators, and the general public
with innovative science products, activities, and services. With each year
interest in science education seems to grow and so do we!
Scientists and educators agree, that it is in the elementary and middle/junior
high school grades that the greatest impact can be made in science education.
Also, that the hands-on inquiry based teaching method is most effective
with this age group. All of our products and programs are structured on
this basic instructional philosophy.
MICHAEL’S SCIENTIFIC COMPANY programs fall into the following categories:
Our flagship Science In A Bag® hands-on
kits have met with rave reviews by all who have used them, especially upper
elementary school age boys and girls. All products in the Science In
A Bag series conform to the National
Science Education Standards, the Benchmark for
Science Literacy as well as the various State Curriculum Standards.
- Science curriculum design and product development
- Interactive website development and hosting
- Assessment item writing and editing (Click to see samples)
- After school enrichment & summer science camp programs
- Science remedial & tutoring services
Cyberlab is the critically
acclaimed website that we developed and maintain is designed to introduce
students to the science protocol of peer review and research reproducibility.
Upon entering the site students find a problem-solving scenario narrative,
then a detailed list of requirements for solving the problem and making a
final report. Links to needed real data are given, as well as links to supplementary
study material. The site also contains a dedicated email address so students
and their teachers from other schools who view the site can make comments
Another unique feature about Cyberlab is that students are able to
conduct the hands-on portion of the activity at school and complete the lab
report at home. The built in form communication system permits the teacher
to view and critique student lab reports at any time electronically. This
is a great help for teachers with large classes and limited free periods or
can be used by home schooling parents working collaboratively. Cyberlab
topics cover units in the physical and life sciences.
Currently we make the Cyberlab activities available free of charge
to any educator to use with his or her classes the only requirements being
Internet access. We also sell individual Cyberlab science units on CD and
will develop specific science topics of your choosing. Please contact us by
email for details and/or a list of
current Cyberlab CD topics.
Our staff has a demonstrated knowledge of current research on pre and early
adolescent development, and the latest issues and trends in science education
as it affects this age group. We have experience in education policy and program
development having assisted textbook adoption committees and standardized
assessments test development.
Professional Organization Membership includes:
National Science Teachers Association
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The Association of Test Publishers
Thank you for using our products and services. If we may be of continuing
service please contact us.
Mike Calhoun & the rest of the MICHAEL’S SCIENTIFIC team.
Michael’s Scientific Company
215 West Grand Central Avenue, Suite 1110
Tampa, Florida 33606-1960
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