Paige & Paxton Labs
Award-Winning, Teacher Centric and Kid Approved
It’s time for your students to experience the world of STEM in exciting and dynamic ways
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THE PAIGE & PAXTON DIFFERENCE
Teachers are inundated with mandates—often without the context and know-how to implement them.
Paige & Paxton is the only solution for elementary teachers that acknowledges and addresses both sides of the STEM education equation.
With Paige & Paxton, students explore STEM through the lens of contemporary characters coupled with project-based experiments and challenges that model the work of scientists and engineers.
Paige & Paxton operates STEM enrichment programming seven days a week through our partnership with Blue Studios in New York City.
Blue Studios serves as a dynamic laboratory for testing, evaluating, and improving our STEM materials, resources, and teacher training.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
The main characters of the series, Paige, Paxton, Penelope, and Parker, are doing the same things as children, asking the same questions and finding answers in STEM careers.
Age: 6Perfect Fit: ScienceFavorite Food: PancakesWhen she grows up she wants to be: A Dentist
Six-year-old Paige is the centerpiece of the Paige & Paxton series. She introduces science as the way we find out how things work and why things are the way they are. Like many of our children, Paige has all the makings of a good scientist: she loves to ask questions, observe the world and perform experiments. It’s the basis of scientific inquiry and investigation. With her big, beautiful brown eyes and large pink bow, Paige’s character is designed to shatter the misconception that girls can’t be both pretty and smart.
Age: 5Perfect Fit: TechnologyFavorite Food: PopcornWhen he grows up he wants to be: Doesn’t know yet
Paxton is Paige’s younger brother. He has the key attribute that all technology gurus possess from day one: he loves to tinker—to take things apart and put them back together again. While he loves to play with computers and remote control toys, Paxton is beginning to learn that technology is more than just gadgets. Technology is creating new things and new ways of doing things to make our lives easier. He’s slowly getting it: he’s working on an app to eat his vegetables. That will certainly make his life easier!
Age: 5 years oldPerfect Fit: EngineeringFavorite Food: Grilled Cheese SandwichesWhen she grows up she wants to be: Aerospace Engineer
Penelope is Paige and Paxton’s friend. Through Penelope, we discover engineering as the way we make sure things work the way they’re supposed to work. We also learn what it takes to be a good engineer. Penelope is smart, but she also has the requisite soft skills: the ability to solve problems and to work effectively with others. Like Paige, her appearance is about shattering stereotypes. Penelope is pink and proud of it, putting the world on notice that girls can be girls while excelling at everything that boys excel at.
Age: 6 and a halfPerfect Fit: MathFavorite Food: PieWhen he grows up he wants to be: The same profession as his mom, a CPA (Certified Puzzle Accountant)
Parker is Paige and Paxton’s cousin. He’s so cool, and he loves math to boot. He’s 6 years old—correction: 6 and a half! That’s one of the reasons Parker loves math. He loves to be precise. The charismatic Parker is the perfect puzzle to help children develop an appreciation for math as something we count on every day to make sense of the world. We use math to quantify, describe and organize both the concrete and the abstract. But more importantly, math follows a growth mindset: it’s something that we can all be good at. It simply takes practice.
GIVE YOUR STUDENTS THE BENEFIT
OF AN EARLY START IN STEM
Implementing a STEM program in your elementary school can seem daunting…like rocket science. At Paige & Paxton, our mission is to make elementary STEM easy to teach and easy to learn.
Here are 3 easy ways to get started with STEM right now.
STEM Storybooks & Workbooks
Refresh your classroom texts with STEM-focused books with contemporary themes and characters that generate excitement about STEM concepts and careers.
Invest in your teachers’ success by providing them with the tools and knowledge to bring high-quality STEM instruction into the classroom.
Plant a seed. Watch it grow. Start with a Paige & Paxton STEM Club and watch your school community’s enthusiasm and support for elementary STEM flourish.
“I was surprised at how much I got from the parent portion. It was really helpful and got me thinking about interesting and fun ways to get my son doing math on a daily basis.”
Founder & Designer, Brooklyn Patterns
“My daughter walked away excited about engineering and botany and reading the books over and over. A huge achievement as she is usually only interested in fairy tales.”
Assistant Director of Technology Programming
New York University Center for Transportation
“Paige & Paxton brilliantly engages children with an exciting STEM curriculum combining play and learning. The engaging learning materials, curriculum, and events coupled with an energetic staff help nurture STEM skills in young students and jumpstart their journey toward STEM readiness.”
Senior Scientist, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
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