K-8 STEM Education

Learn more about RATATAZ academic STEM learning programs that provide students with authentic science learning experiences.

How are we different?

RATATAZ offers more than simple STEM activities. We are the only afterschool program that gives students authentic science learning experiences. Authentic experiences replicate real-world challenges that experts typically face in the field. For scientists, this includes mastering subject-specific content, learning lab techniques and practices, generating new ideas, doing experiments, collecting data, and sharing new discoveries with others through publications or conferences. The alignment of afterschool programs with authentic learning experiences is of paramount importance for the development of students’ 21st-century competencies.

About Us

“How can I bottle what I learned in grad school and give kids the tools they need to succeed in STEM fields?” Dr. Woodbury has been working on this challenge for 30 years. Unlike other STEM programs that focus on activities, RATATAZ is designed to provide an academic foundation crucial for 21st-century skills. Our program introduces chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology, offering a hands-on learning experience that ignites curiosity and fosters critical thinking. We believe in the power of 'doing science', not just learning about it. RATATAZ engages students in real-world scientific investigations, encouraging them to think, question, and explore like real scientists. This approach sets us apart from other programs that may not provide the comprehensive understanding students need to excel in their future STEM careers. Join us, and let's elevate science learning together.

Our Services

We provide a range of services for afterschool, in-school, and gifted classes designed to enhance learning and academic success.

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Our STEM program offers a robust teaching staff, with two or three dedicated educators for classrooms with up to 35 students.

Equipment & Materials

We provide all of the equipment and materials for each lesson. We also leave the classroom cleaner than when we arrived.

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We offer both formative and summative assessments and provide a final report to help you achieve school, district, and state learning objectives.

Reach Out to Us for Your STEM Learning Needs Today!

Need help finding an afterschool program that meet your school, district, and state learning goals? Don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to assist you with your educational needs.

Our Mission

Our K-8 STEM program is committed to nurturing students' passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We aim to equip them with the necessary skills for success in STEM-related college and careers, fostering curiosity and critical thinking to shape future innovators and leaders.

Discover Something New!

Welcome to a world of STEM exploration and education, right here in Tempe, AZ! We are more than just a company, we are a community dedicated to empowering schools to achieve their student learning goals. We believe in the transformative power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and we're here to guide and inspire your journey. Whether you're seeking to enhance your curriculum, boost student engagement, or elevate performance in STEM-related subjects, we have the expertise and resources to help. Let's work together to shape the future innovators and leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to partnering with you on this exciting journey of discovery, learning, and growth.

Contact Us

Reach out to us! We're here to enhance your learning journey.