Science Journal for Kids

Hundreds of scientific articles. Written for kids. Approved by scientists.

Mission

Make scientific discoveries accessible and fun to students all around the world.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Tanya Dimitrova

Main address

1011 Ellingson Lane

Austin, TX 78751 USA

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EIN

47-4628655

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Most scientific research is conducted and reported in specialized scientific journals in a language accessible only to adult scientists. Kids have the right to understand the world they are inheriting from us. That’s why we publish an online science magazine for kids (and their teachers) featuring freely downloadable peer-reviewed research papers rewritten in age-appropriate language.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scientific articles for Students (Environmental science)

Adapt recently published research papers in high-impact academic journals with a focus on what works in sustainable resource management in California. The fields include renewable energy in buildings and transportation, conservation and biodiversity management, sustainable agriculture, pollution avoidance and remediation, and sustainable water resources management

Population(s) Served

Adapting peer-reviewed scientific articles from the biomedical field with topics ranging from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, vaccines and immunity, genetics and gene editing.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to improve scientific literacy in children by making cutting edge scientific discoveries accessible and interesting to them. Recent articles from impactful scientific journals are not spoon-fed or pre-digested for the children but translated into kid-friendly language so they can follow the discovery process themselves and develop critical thinking skills.

Science Journal for Kids aims to make scientific research discoveries more accessible to the general audience and particularly to children. We do that by digitally publishing kid-friendly adaptations of scientific papers. In addition, Science Journal for Kids prepares and offers teacher’s aids and resources to enable the integration of the scientific literature in a classroom curriculum.

Our team includes science researchers, educators, graphic designers, and IT experts producing on average thirty new scientific articles annually.

We've published over 130 scientific articles and hundreds of other science teaching resources. In 2019, our site had over half a million pageviews with an average session duration of 3 minutes. We are in the process of aligning all our articles with the Next Generation Science Standards and will apply to be listed as a nation-wide recommended STEM teaching resource.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created a new Lesson Ideas section where we publish suggestions for lessons based on our scientific articles and other distance learning resources. This was done in direct response to feedback from teachers at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Science Journal for Kids

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gamble Nelkin

N/a

Term: 2015 -

Gamble Nelkin

Community volunteer

Jane Nurse

SOAS, London

​Francesca Oggioni

Imperial College, London

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/08/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.