Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders
Welcome to Science Connexion. Our mission is to help foster science programs within the greater Chicago area K-12 public school systems. Working in conjunction with The Golden Apple Foundation, we are actively repurposing unneeded school science equipment and distributing it to less advantaged schools.
Enabling Science Education Through Repurposed Resources
Schools upgrading their lab resources can create a legacy of learning for underfunded schools. The outgoing, serviceable science equipment from adequately funded schools may now be repurposed and directed to underfunded Chicago public K-12 schools. Your gently used microscopes, test tubes, textbooks and other supplies are virtual windfall opportunities for many schools looking to establish a lab-based science curriculum with inadequate financial resources. Science Connexion bridges this gap by connecting these simple yet dire resources to our future chemists, engineers and leaders of industry.
Supporting The Golden Apple Foundation & Chicago Public Schools
The Golden Apple Scholars program is more than just a scholarship; it's an investment in the future. To learn more about the program and how your support of Golden Apple can help improve the lives of thousands of underprivileged children throughout Illinois, one teacher at a time, please watch this video.
Prepare Now to Save Time, Maintenance Costs and Improve Test Scores
Higher Test Scores
A growing number of studies are confirming the relationship between a school's physical condition, especially its lighting and indoor air quality, and student performance. One recent study of school districts in California, Washington and Colorado indicates a strong correlation between increased daylighting and improved student performance. In the California district, for example, during the course of one year, students with the most daylighting progressed twenty percent faster on math tests and twenty-six percent faster on reading tests than those with the least daylighting. These results echo findings in a similar study conducted in North Carolina schools.