The Research Behind Gizmos
Delivering proven value.
Proven to build deep conceptual understanding in STEM
Gizmos uses an inquiry-based approach to learning that has been validated by extensive research as a highly effective way to build conceptual understanding in math and science.
Whitepaper: Why Gizmos Work
Gizmos bring many of Marzano’s nine categories of effective instructional strategies to the classroom, including four techniques proven through meta-analysis to have a strong positive impact on student achievement.Read the Research Brief Download the White Paper
Research Study: Gizmos STEM Cases University of Georgia
A multi-year independent research conducted by The University of Georgia found that using Gizmos STEM Cases as a teaching tool led to significant student learning gains.
Meta-Analysis: Texas Science Initiative
Meta-analysis shows how simulations like Gizmos can improve student achievement in science through active engagement and interaction.
Research Study: Maine Mathematics Impact Study
An independent study by Maine’s Department of Education shows that using research-based STEM simulations, including Gizmos, in mathematics makes an impact on student performance.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
"Using Gizmos has had a positive impact on student learning. Gizmos allows them to dig deeper and manipulate variables to lead them to a higher-level depth of knowledge. There were plenty of students who had a ‘light bulb’ moment using a Gizmo!"- Teacher, Racine Unified School District, WI
"Textbooks have come and gone in our district at all grade levels, but what our teachers have been able to rely on for years is the quality of the product ExploreLearning is putting out with Gizmos."- Director of STEM Education, Hillsborough Public Schools, FL
"Teachers deserve a tool like Gizmos to empower students to conduct their own investigations, learn without reading lots of text but by doing lots of reasoning."- Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"I’m really a strong proponent of Gizmos in science because I have seen firsthand what it does in terms of engaging kids in labs. Gizmos really allow students to go deeper in terms of problem solving and critical thinking."- Assistant Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools, FL
"I see more student engagement with lesson content when students are using Gizmos. Student grades have shown more understanding of the topics."- Teacher, Salinas Unified School District, CA