The votes are in. Michael Bergen is America’s most loved weird scientist. He has personally worked hands-on with more than 1 million children over the past 20 years. Mr. Bergen is a wonderful educator, entertainer and motivator that gets both kids and adults to enjoy science through engaging participation. He is the published author of several books including “300 Fun & Exciting Science Experiments,” and his science training video series “YOU CAN Teach Hands-On Science!” is the benchmark for teachers around the world. Mr. Bergen is the director of Top Secret Science & Math, an international education consulting organization that has taught science and math to over 40 million children through 350 affiliates in 20 countries.
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From 1995 – 1999 we used the name Weird Science to identify us as a new and fun educational science center. In 1999 we changed our Weird Science name to Top Secret Science & Math. In 2000 we added a link to our website that allowed children to receive help with their science homework. This program grew from a few inquiries each month into hundreds of emails a month from children all over the world. Also in 2000, we started our consulting division that provides teachers a wonderful opportunity to offer science education and entertainment in their local areas. Today, we have 350 affiliates in over 20 countries. We offer numerous low cost and high value opportunities to support our mission of providing fantastic hands-on science and math programs to children of all ages. Overall, we work with over 1,000 local children in the Boston area each week.