Knowing Science, LLC was founded to help elementary school educators teach core concepts in science, beginning in the earliest grades. Using methods and materials that draw on the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience research, we design our products to develop children’s knowledge of fundamental concepts such as measurement, distance, and force and motion.
Through engaging activities and demonstrations, social interaction, and shared experience, Knowing Science’s materials lead children to achieve basic science literacy.
William Banko received his M.D. in 1987 and is currently President of Surgical Design Corporation and Knowing Science, LLC. Dr. Banko holds several patents on surgical and medical instrumentation and has applied for several patents in the educational field. He has co-authored twenty publications in ophthalmic and general surgery and co-edited a book entitled Phacoemulsification Surgery, Pergamon Press, (now McGraw Hill), 1991. Dr. Banko authored an article in Education Week “Starting a Science Education” published July 27, 2010. Dr. Banko founded Knowing Science in August 2009, due to his passion for science and desire to improve our nation’s science literacy.