You don’t need lab coats or test tubes to learn about science. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. How do you match their enthusiasm and desire to learn with educational expectations?

Achieve Now programs guide children to engage and take ownership of their learning. Through investigation, collaboration, and analysis, children learn that STEM is knowledge and practice.

Children make sense of their world and learn big ideas by using common everyday objects for experimentation. Connections are made, enthusiasm for STEM grows and lasting memories formed. We nurture lifelong learners through interactive assemblies and hands-on experiences.

ASSEMBLIES

Our 45 minute assemblies translate standards to practices with the CA Next Generation Science Standards.

HANDS-ON SCIENCE

The students will improve their understanding of science principles with multiple hands-on activities.

FAMILY SCIENCE

Family Science provides a better understanding of science concepts and their practical applications. 

HOST A SCIENCE FAIR

A science fair is a culminating event where the entire student body showcases their science projects.

It is always fun to get to do the experiments.

It is always fun to get to do the experiments.  Mr. Blagden was entertaining and we got to learn about electricity.

Gilbert, Student

2018-11-18T21:29:58+00:00

Gilbert, Student

It is always fun to get to do the experiments.  Mr. Blagden was entertaining and we got to learn about electricity.

The assembly was very well organized and educational.

The assembly was very well organized and educational.  Mr. Blagden was entertaining which kept the students engaged.  The students and I only wished we had had more time to do more experiments.  The students loved being able to take home their experiments.  We hope he comes back soon.

Mrs. Stueck, Teacher

2018-11-18T21:32:31+00:00

Mrs. Stueck, Teacher

The assembly was very well organized and educational.  Mr. Blagden was entertaining which kept the students engaged.  The students and I only wished we had had more time to do more experiments.  The students loved being able to take home their experiments.  We hope he comes back soon.

I liked the assembly because the kids got to participate in the experiments.

I liked the assembly because the kids got to participate in the experiments and take them home to share with their families.  This assembly was very educational and it was fun to volunteer for this assembly.

Lisa, Parent

2018-11-18T21:35:58+00:00

Lisa, Parent

I liked the assembly because the kids got to participate in the experiments and take them home to share with their families.  This assembly was very educational and it was fun to volunteer for this assembly.

I liked creating a spark by hitting gems together

It was cool making the closed circuit with the battery and paper plate. I also liked creating a spark by hitting gems together.

Tiffany, Student

2018-11-18T21:37:29+00:00

Tiffany, Student

It was cool making the closed circuit with the battery and paper plate. I also liked creating a spark by hitting gems together.

I especially like being able to do the experiments

I loved the experiments.  Our instructor was entertaining. I especially like being able to do the experiments.

Delanie, Student

2018-11-18T21:38:52+00:00

Delanie, Student

I loved the experiments.  Our instructor was entertaining. I especially like being able to do the experiments.

I like being able to take our experiments home

It was fun the static experiment was fun.  I like being able to take our experiments home.

Craig, Student

2018-11-18T21:40:06+00:00

Craig, Student

It was fun the static experiment was fun.  I like being able to take our experiments home.

I can’t wait to show my family all the neat things I’ve learned today

I never knew so much about science in my life! I've learned so many things today...I can't wait to show my family all the neat things I've learned today. Thank you!
P.S. Your show was funny!

Charity, Student

2018-11-18T21:41:52+00:00

Charity, Student

I never knew so much about science in my life! I've learned so many things today...I can't wait to show my family all the neat things I've learned today. Thank you! P.S. Your show was funny!

Your demonstrations were funny, good, and incredible!

Your demonstrations were funny, good, and incredible! I truly will do the experiment you did at home.

Jessica, Student

2018-11-18T21:43:50+00:00

Jessica, Student

Your demonstrations were funny, good, and incredible! I truly will do the experiment you did at home.

The experiments were so cool!

Thank you for showing the science performance to us. I learned a lot. I didn't have a favorite part because I thought the whole show was awesome! The experiments were so cool!

Kristine, Student

2018-11-18T21:45:10+00:00

Kristine, Student

Thank you for showing the science performance to us. I learned a lot. I didn't have a favorite part because I thought the whole show was awesome! The experiments were so cool!

It was the talk of the school

What a great time the kids had. It was the talk of the school. ...Thank you so much for your dedication and enthusiasm for teaching."

Zondra Anthony-Ross,Teacher

2018-11-18T21:47:04+00:00

Zondra Anthony-Ross,Teacher

What a great time the kids had. It was the talk of the school. ...Thank you so much for your dedication and enthusiasm for teaching."

Mr. Blagden made science fun

He made science fun. I didn’t know our atmosphere was 300 miles high. I liked all of the experiments he did with the kids.”

Kenneth, Grade 6

2018-11-18T21:48:31+00:00

Kenneth, Grade 6

He made science fun. I didn’t know our atmosphere was 300 miles high. I liked all of the experiments he did with the kids.”

It was so much fun. I really like science

It was so much fun. I really like science. Can he come back?

Brenda, Grade 2

2018-11-18T21:49:30+00:00

Brenda, Grade 2

It was so much fun. I really like science. Can he come back?

This is a fun, captivating science assembly!

This is a fun, captivating science assembly!

Kathy Johnson, Teacher

2018-11-18T21:50:29+00:00

Kathy Johnson, Teacher

This is a fun, captivating science assembly!

I liked all of the things he brought to show

I liked all of the things he brought to show us how gravity and air pressure works. The experiments were fun.

Katelyn, Grade 5

2018-11-18T21:52:13+00:00

Katelyn, Grade 5

I liked all of the things he brought to show us how gravity and air pressure works. The experiments were fun.

Our school will be inviting Rich back for another science assembly

Rich is a high energy guy, who presented science concepts with real, everyday objects. Our school will be inviting Rich back for another science assembly. Rich is great!”

Rebecca Caudillo, Principal

2018-11-18T21:53:29+00:00

Rebecca Caudillo, Principal

Rich is a high energy guy, who presented science concepts with real, everyday objects. Our school will be inviting Rich back for another science assembly. Rich is great!”

It was really a cool assembly

It was really a cool assembly. I learned a lot about the atmosphere. I hope Mr. Rich can come again.”

Christy, Grade 4

2018-11-18T21:54:26+00:00

Christy, Grade 4

It was really a cool assembly. I learned a lot about the atmosphere. I hope Mr. Rich can come again.”

The next Bill Nye

The next Bill Nye!

Jo Ann Schricker, Teacher

2018-11-18T21:55:28+00:00

Jo Ann Schricker, Teacher

The next Bill Nye!

I’m going to try it at home

I was picked to do an experiment with water pressure. I turned the cup over and the water didn’t come out! I’m going to try it at home.

Brandon, Grade 5

2018-11-18T21:56:32+00:00

Brandon, Grade 5

I was picked to do an experiment with water pressure. I turned the cup over and the water didn’t come out! I’m going to try it at home.

Great and valuable learning experience

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for such a great and valuable learning experience for our school...I have had such an overwhelming positive response from parents, teachers, and students!

Arland Atwood, Principal

2018-11-04T17:38:12+00:00

Arland Atwood, Principal

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for such a great and valuable learning experience for our school...I have had such an overwhelming positive response from parents, teachers, and students!

It is more interesting to have a hands-on experience in science

It is more interesting to have a hands-on experience in science, instead of reading out of a text book, and you have a lot of fun while you're doing it.

Elisa, Student

2018-11-04T17:42:12+00:00

Elisa, Student

It is more interesting to have a hands-on experience in science, instead of reading out of a text book, and you have a lot of fun while you're doing it.

This morning I watched one of the best science assemblies I have ever seen

This morning I watched one of the best science assemblies I have ever seen. It was entitled “Our Atmosphere.” The “scientist” and educator, Rich Blagden, explained concepts to the students like, gravity, and atmospheric layers and air pressure in “kidspeak.” He used students from the audience to perform great experiments with items you would find around the house. Students were encouraged to go home and replicate the experiments. The teachers loved it. The teachers even asked Rich to extend the 2nd assembly by ten minutes.

Glenda Wycoff, Principal

2018-11-04T20:02:00+00:00

Glenda Wycoff, Principal

This morning I watched one of the best science assemblies I have ever seen. It was entitled “Our Atmosphere.” The “scientist” and educator, Rich Blagden, explained concepts to the students like, gravity, and atmospheric layers and air pressure in “kidspeak.” He used students from the audience to perform great experiments with items you would find around the house. Students were encouraged to go home and replicate the experiments. The teachers loved it. The teachers even asked Rich to extend the 2nd assembly by ten minutes.

It was great to work with my child and see the excitement in their eyes while learning

I hope we have more assemblies like this one in the future.  The student’s were able to physically see what they had been taught.  It is always more beneficial for a student to see and test what they have learned.  It is always more meaningful.  It was great to work with my child and see the excitement in their eyes while learning.

Rita, Parent

2018-11-04T20:03:22+00:00

Rita, Parent

I hope we have more assemblies like this one in the future.  The student’s were able to physically see what they had been taught.  It is always more beneficial for a student to see and test what they have learned.  It is always more meaningful.  It was great to work with my child and see the excitement in their eyes while learning.

It is easier to remember what I learned when I get to see what really happens

I liked being able to do the experiments. It is easier to remember what I learned when I get to see what really happens when I rub items together.

Angelina, Student

2018-11-04T20:04:48+00:00

Angelina, Student

I liked being able to do the experiments. It is easier to remember what I learned when I get to see what really happens when I rub items together.