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About

Most kids absolutely love science when it is hands-on and fun.

Unfortunately, the problem is that most never have that opportunity.

And, most kids can’t name a famous scientist from the past 50 years.  Can you name 5 or 10?

This year over 65% of all students in the United States in grades 4, 8 and 10 will fail science.  In urban areas the failure rate is about 90%.

We have the solution.

Hi this is Michael Bergen and I am the executive director of the Massachusetts Science Center also known as Top Secret Science.  Our website is www.TopSecretScience.com.  For the past 18 years we have brought hands-on science fun to more children than any other source in America.   We make things fly, explode and bubble all day long.  We are a public charity located just north of Boston and have worked hands-on with over 1.2 million K-8 students, teachers and parents throughout New England and New York.   We also have created a worldwide network of Top Secret Science Licensees and to date have worked with over 40 million children. 

What we do differently than any other science organization in the country is that kids make and take home most of the experiments which allows them to bring the memory and materials of their exciting science experience to share with their families long term.  I have personally worked at over 2,000 schools and as a non-profit it is our mission to help children realize the opportunities and offerings in science while increasing their levels of science knowledge, attitude and skill.

We now present the first edition of scientist trading cards and more editions will follow.  Each card is rich in history with colorful cartoons and pictures of each scientist and their specialty.  The complete set comes with 250 cards packed with cool information. There are a wide range of scientists in medicine, astronomy, chemistry and physics along with inventors of common every day products that kids can get very excited about. Every edition will offer both famous and not so famous scientists. These are people that kids can become interested in, learn from and want to aspire to. To make this a complete science solution there is also easy access to 50 amazing science experiments on video that kids will get very excited about.  The experiments are some of our best and we use a step by step process to ensure fun and success.  Plus, these experiments use simple household materials that will get kids involved right away.Finally, there are 10 amazing family games that kids can play both at home and at school like Science Football, Science Concentration, Science Corn Hole, the Science Tower and many others.  There is a huge need for this product and this is a fantastic solution using science in many different and unique ways and providing a lifetime of learning.

Every day we work with students in grades K-3 and ask them what science means to them and if they can name any scientists besides Albert Einstein.  No matter what type of school district they are in very few can answer these questions.  America is failing in science education and yet it will provide many of the best future opportunities for our children. Kids need to realize that there are tens of millions of scientists all building, creating and inventing a multitude of products and services that dramatically increase the quality of our lives.

Many kids are very familiar with trading cards especially sports like baseball. Many can name the starting lineups of their favorite teams. Baseball is a great sport but it is only a very small part of a few children’s lives. Wouldn’t it be better to admire and inspire to people that make our lives richer, fuller and better?

After 18 years as the leading science teacher in the country I can honestly say that these trading cards will make a bigger impact than any other product, service, book, museum visit or enrichment program available anywhere in getting kids to love science.

We seek $15,000 for the finished design of our product and for the manufacture of a limited number of sets at first.  If you help support us with our goal you will receive merchandise, cards and sets and you will make a huge immediate impact in the lives of countless children as we will be donating 1,000 sets to public schools across the country.  We look forward to bringing science history and opportunity to everyone.

For the first time kids will view science in a whole new way that works for them. They will be able to know that engineers, architects, electricians, and chefs are all scientists. They will be able to follow their dreams and make the country a better place to live. We look forward to bringing science history and opportunity to everyone. Thank you for your support… 

List of 250 Amazing Scientists

Number         Scientist                       Discovery/Invention/Expertise

   1.              Thomas Edison                  Light Bulb

   2.               Ole Kirk Christiansen        Lego

   3.               William Perkin                   Synthetic Dyes

   4.               Edouard Benedictus          Safety Glass

   5.               Louis Reard                       Bikini

   6.               Harry Brearley                   Stainless Steel

   7.               Joseph Gayetty                 Toilet Paper

   8.               Sir Issac Newton               Gravity

   9.               Charles Bulfinch                Architect

 10.               Salim Ali                            Birds

 11.               Ralph Baer                        Video Games

 12.               Alfred Nobel                      Safe Explosives

 13.               Daniel Bernoulli                 Fluid Mechanics

 14.               Elizabeth Blackwell            Medical Education

 15.               Bill Gates                           Microsoft

 16.               Leonardo Da Vinci             Renaissance Man   

 17.               Jane Goodall                     Chimpanzees

 18.               Galileo Galilei                    Thermometer

 19.               Frank Gehry                      Architect

 20.               Garrett Morgan                  Traffic Signal

 21.               Charles Darrow                  Monopoly

 22.               Michael Faraday                Electromagnetism

 23.               Michelangelo                     Western Art

 24.               Walt Disney                       Mickey Mouse

 25.               I. M. Pei                             Modern Architecture

 26.               Hans Sloane                     Chocolate Milk

 27.               Steve Jobs                        Apple

 28.               John Glenn                        Astronaut

 29.               John Joseph Merlin            Roller Skates

 30.               Alan Shepard                     Astronaut

 31.               Jean Piaget                        Child Development

 32.               Alexander Graham Bell     Telephone

 33.               William James                    Psychologist

 34.               Rachel Carson                   Environmentalist

 35.               B. F. Skinner                      Behaviorist

 36.               Sigmund Freud                  Psychoanalysis

 37.               Mary Anderson                  Windshield Wipers

 38.               Alexander Bain                  Fax Machine

 39.               Joseph A. Bombarder        Snowmobile

 40.               George Crum                     Potato Chips

 41.               Alan MacMasters               Toaster Oven

 42.               Carl Wilhelm Scheele         Oxygen

 43.               William Morgan                  Volleyball

 44.               Lemarcus Thompson         Roller Coasters

 45.               Frederik A. Bartholdi          Statue of Liberty

 46.               George Lerner                   Mr. Potato Head

 47.               Harry Burt                          Good Humor Ice Cream Bar

 48.               Joshua Lionel Cowen        Lionel Trains

 49.               James Naismith                 Basketball

 50.               Leo Hendrik Baekeland      Plastic

 51.               James Wright                     Silly Putty

 52.               Erno Rubik                         Rubik’s Cube

 53.               Linus Yale                          Locks                               

 54.               Percy Spencer                   Microwave Oven

 55.               Hedy Lamarr                      Secret Communication System

 56.               William Bowerman             Modern Athletic Shoe

 57.               Kenneth Olsen                   Magnetic Core Memory

 58.               Samuel Morse                    Telegraph

 59.               John Lloyd Wright               Lincoln Logs

 60.               Constantin Fahlberg           Saccharin

 61.               Betsy Ross                         American Flag

 62.               Frank Epperson                 Popsicle

 63.               Charles Goodyear              Vulcanized Rubber

 64.               George Westinghouse       Electrical Components

 65.               Rachel Ray                        Master Chef

 66.               Joseph McVicker                Play-Doh

 67.               Guglielmo Marconi             Radio

 68.               Joseph Niepce                   Photography

 69.               Henry Ford                        Automobile

 70.               Steve Sasson                    Digital Camera

 71.               Jerome Lemelson              Automated Systems

 72.               Konrad Zuse                      Computer

 73.               John Logie Baird                Television System

 74.               David Copperfield               Illusionist

 75.               Geraldine Laybourne         Nickelodeon

 76.               Martin Cooper                    Cell Phone

 77.               Louis Pasteur                     Germs

 78.               Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen   X Ray

 79.               Robert Fulton                     Steamboat

 80.               Nick Woodman                  Go Pro

 81.               Roy Plunkett                      Teflon

 82.               Richard James                   Slinky

 83.               George De Mestral            Velcro

 84.               James Watt                        Steam Engine

 85.               John O’Sullivan                  WiFi

 86.               Marie Van Brittan Brown    Home Security

 87.               James West                       Microphone

 88.               John Pemberton                Coca Cola

 89.               Kenneth Dunkley               3D Glasses

 90.               Lonnie Johnson                 Super Soaker

 91.               Mark Dean                         Computer Monitor

 92.               Benjamin Banneker            Clock

 93.               James Russell                    CD (compact disk)

 94.               Will Keith Kellogg               Corn Flakes

 95.               Ole Evinrude                      Outdoor Motor

 96.               Sam Porcello                      Oreo Cookie

 97.               Alexander Godefroy           Hair Dryer

 98.               John J. Loud                      Ball Point Pen

 99.               George William Manby       Fire Extinguisher

100.              Marion Donovan                Disposable Diaper

101.              Edwin H. Land                    Instant Camera

102.              Stephen Hillenburg            SpongeBob SquarePants

103.              Elias Howe                         Sewing Machine

104.              Adam Osborne                   Laptop

105.              Gordon Matthews              Voice Mail              

106.              Frank Fleer                        Bubble Gum

107.              George Eastman               Camera

108.              Bartolomeo di Francesco   Piano

109.              Alessandro Volta                Battery

110.              Alex Fleming                      Penicillin

111.              Levi Hutchins                     Alarm Clock

112.              David Misell                       Flashlight

113.              Sam Foster                       Sunglasses

114.              Willis Carrier                      Air Conditioner

115.              George Blaisdell                Zippo Lighter

116.              Karl Elsener                       Swiss Army Knife

117.              Ezra Warner                      Can Opener

118.              Rudolph Topffer                 Comic Book

119.              King Gillette                       Safety Razor

120.              Janson Gregory                 Doughnut

121.              Samuel Watson                 Stopwatch

122.              Elisha Otis                         Elevator

123.              Alvin Fellows                     Tape Measure

124.              Whitcomb Judson              Zipper

125.              Francis Beaufort                Beaufort Scale

126.              Francis Rynd                     Hypodermic Syringe

127.              Harry Cover                       Super Glue             

128.              Pierre Culliford                   Smurfs

129.              Matt Groening                    Simpsons

130               Charles Schultz                  Cartoonist

131.              Daniel Rutherford               Nitrogen

132.              Joseph Black                      Carbon Dioxide

133.              A. L. Lavoisier                    Carbon

134.              Hiram Ricker                      Poland Springs Water

135.              Julia Child                          French Chef

136.              Bill Winkenbach                 Fantasy Football

137.              Caleb Davis Bradham        Pepsi

138.              Marvin Stone                      Drinking Straw

139.              William Rosenberg             Dunkin Donuts

140.              Michael Kittredge               Yankee Candle

141.              Leo Hirshfield                     Tootsie Roll

142.              Godfrey Keebler                 Keebler

143.              William Van Alen                Chrysler Building

144.              Amar Bose                         Bose

145.              Christian Barnard               Heart Surgery

146.              Gertrude Elion                    Pharmacology

147.              Dean Kamen                      Segway

148.              Stephanie L. Kwolek          Kevlar

149.              Dr. Seuss                           Social Scientist

150.              Florence Nightingale          Nurse

151.              Joel Glickman                    K’nex

152.              Bessie Nesmith                  Liquid Paper

153.              Allen Gant                          Panty Hose

154.              Jonas Salk                          Polio Vaccine

155.              Richard Drew                     Masking Tape

156.              Jacques Cousteau             Aqua Lung

157.              Ransome Olds                   Assembly Line

158.              Earle Dickson                    Band Aid

159.              David Mullany                    Wiffleball

160.              Xavier Roberts                   Cabbage Patch Kids

161.              Walter Frederick Morrison  Frisbee

162.              Harry Burnett Reese          Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

163.              Donald Levine                    G. I. Joe

164.              Andre Cassagnes              Etch a Sketch         

165.              Eliot Handler                      Hot Wheels

166.              Gottlieb Daimler                 Motorcycle

167.              Daisuke Inoue                    Karaoke

168.              Edward Seymour               Spray Paint

169.              Virginia Apgar                    Apgar Scale

170.              Evangelista Torricelli          Mercury Barometer

171.              Henry Bell                          Steam Powered Boat

172.              Katherine Blodgett             Non Reflecting Glass

173.              Charles Richard Drew        Blood Bank

174.              Levi Strauss                       Blue Jeans

175.              Ben Franklin                      Lightning Rod

176.              Louis Braille                       Braille System

177.              Edwin Budding                   Lawn Mower

178.              Robert Bunsen                   Bunsen Burner

179.              Luther Burbank                  Potatoes

180.              Edward Binney                  Crayola Crayon

181.              Eli Whitney                        Cotton Gin              

182.              Clarence Crane                 Life Savers

183.              Arthur Wynne                    Crossword Puzzle

184.              Thomas Davenport            Electric Streetcar

185.              Phillip Downing                  Mailbox

186.              Henry Seeley                     Electric Iron

187.              Jesse Reno                        Escalator

188.              George W. Ferris               Ferris Wheel

189.              Albert Einstein                   Theory of Relativity

190.              Sir Sanford Fleming           Time Zones

191.              Peter Durand                     Metal Can

192.              Alfred Mosher Butts           Scrabble

193.              Clarence Birdseye              Frozen Foods

194.              Joseph Priestly                   Carbonated Water

195.              James Ritty                         Cash Register

196.              Josephine Cochran            Automatic Dishwasher

197.              Adolph Fick                        Contact Lenses

198.              Jean Foucault                    Gyroscope

199.              Leo Gerstenzang               Q-tip

200.              Robert Goddard                 Rockets

201.              Sarah Goode                      Folding Bed

202               Johannes Gutenberg          Printing Press

203.              Arthur Holmes                    Geologic Time Scale

204.              Sir David Brewster             Kaleidoscope

205.              Edwin Perkins                    Kool Aid

206.              Archimedes                        Levers

207.              Paul Revere                       Silversmith

208.              Samuel Fox                        Umbrella

209.              Lewis Waterman                Fountain Pen

210.              Wilhelm Froebel                 Kindergarten

211.              George Washington Carver  Peanuts

212.              Stephen Perry                   Rubber Band

213.              Sir Robert Watson Watt    Radar

214.              Karl Benz                           Automobile

215.              Joseph Fry                         Candy Bar

216.              Norbert Rillieux                  Sugar Processing   

217.              Aldolphe Sax                     Saxophone   

218.              Thomas Sullivan                Tea Bag

219.              Satoshi Tajiri                      Pokemon

220.              Nikola Tesla                       AC Electrical System

221.              Gideon Sundbach              Zipper

222.              John Froehlich                   Tractor

223.              John Venn                          Venn Diagram

224.              Madame Walker                Beauty Products

225.              Gregor Mendel                  Genetics

226.              Reyn Guyer                       Nerf

227.              Joseph Lister                     Antiseptics

228.              Marie Curie                        Radioactivity

229.              Franz Boas                        Anthropology

230.              Ruth Wakefield                  Chocolate Chip Cookie

231.              Harry Houdini                     Illusionist

232.              Johannes Kepler                Astronomer

233.              Charles Lyell                      Geology       

234.              Dmitri Mendeleev               Periodic Table

235.              Frederick Hopkins              Vitamins                 

236.              Alfred Binet                        I Q Test

237.              An Wang                           Computers

238.              Ruth Handler                     Barbie Doll

239.              Henry Bessemer                Steel

240.              Frank Lloyd Wright            Architect

241.              Frank Zamboni                  Zamboni

242.              Joseph Bramah                 Machine Tools

243.              Isaac Asimov                     Social Scientist

244.              John Dalton                       Atomic Theory

245.              Charles Darwin                  Theory of Evolution

246.              William Morris Davis           Meteorologist

247.              Hans von Ohain                 Jet Engine

248.              Tim Berners                       World Wide Web

249.              Roger Payne                     Whales

250.              Neil Armstrong                   Astronaut

Risks and challenges

This is a very low risk project.

Our team at the Massachusetts Science Center has years of experience in order fulfillment, e-commerce and customer service. Over the past 18 years we have also developed strong relationships with many science suppliers and retail vendors in the United States that offer the highest levels of quality and overall value. As a non-profit we are committed to making the world a better place by helping children realize higher levels of attitude, skill and knowledge in the sciences. We are passionate about this product and we are already putting into motion additional editions and other related products and services starting in 2016. We promise to stay transparent and keep our backers aware of production details. You may follow us on our social media accounts or call or write to us to stay further updated.

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