Biochemistry Literacy for Kids

Unlocking the true potential of young learners

Breaking New Ground In STEM Education

Biochemistry Literacy for Kids revolutionizes STEM learning by making college-level science accessible to K-12 students. Developed by Yale-educated chemistry professors, our curriculum creates a unique visual and tactile learning environment that makes high-level chemistry and biochemistry fun and rewarding for kids as young as age 6.

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Full video of our 2019 Hudson Montessori project

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Kids Talk About Molecular Modeling

Kids Talk About STEM Curriculum Molecular Modeling
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Kids Talk About Moles

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Kids Talk About The Periodic Table

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Kids Talk About Flavor Molecules

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Curriculum Demonstrations

How Schools Use Our Curriculum
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What Kids Can Learn In A Biochemistry Literacy Class
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Documentary

Full video of our 2018 Jersey City Public Schools project

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Introduction

Kids instinctively want to know what things are made of, how living things work, and why things are the way they are. Chemistry and biochemistry provide answers to so many of life’s great questions, but sadly, these subjects are almost completely neglected in standard school curricula.

Biochemistry Literacy for Kids fast-tracks students to a sophisticated molecular-level understanding of the world around them, helping them see their surroundings in ways they never imagined.

Our curriculum illuminates the stunning, three-dimensional world of molecular architectures and the network of biochemical reactions that constitute every living thing.

In our program, students gain an intuitive understanding of chemistry, which better prepares them for success in high school science. Since our curriculum makes learning advanced material easy, students also build remarkable enthusiasm and confidence towards STEM learning.

Please explore our site to learn more, and contact us about how to bring our curriculum to your school.

Our Team

Daniel Fried, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Saint Peter’s University

Dr. Fried holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University and conducts research in protein engineering and chemistry pedagogy. He is the creator of Biochemistry Literacy for Kids and has led instruction in hundreds of K-12 biochemistry classes.

Jean Gaffney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baruch College, CUNY

Dr. Gaffney holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University and is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Award. She conducts research in marine bio-fluorescence and the biochemistry of cancer. She co-developed the curriculum and instructs students.

How Schools Use Our Curriculum

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