Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense® is a company-wide initiative that aims to advance science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education. The program provides school students with an insight into everyday natural science phenomena with the help of all kinds of fascinating experiments.

Students learn about 'Magnetic Levitation' as part of the Making Science Make Sense workshops in schools.
A young boy participates in the hands-on activity at 'Battle MSMS' - an inter-school competition, part of the Making Science Make Sense project in India.
'Learning with fun' is one of the key goals of the Making Science Make Sense program where student learn fun experiments including how to make slime.
As part of Bayer India's Making Science Make Sense program, school students learn about 'Newton's Disc' where the colors grow faint and slowly start appearing white due to persistence of vision.
Experiments for the Making Science Make Sense program are based on the school syllabus to help students learn complex concepts including the Solar System in a fun way.

Why this commitment to science education? As a Life Science company, Bayer has its foundation in science and innovation. This gives Bayer a unique understanding of the integral role science plays in everyday life. Bayer and its MSMS partners are dedicated to changing the way science is taught and learned both in and out of the classroom. At Bayer, it's about making science more accessible and less intimidating – to kids and adults.

The recipe for the success of "Making Science Make Sense" is as simple as it is effective: Bayer employees take time out to visit schools, armed with hands-on science such as experiments that school children can try out themselves and that make them want to understand the science behind them. Together with a knowledge partner, the company has designed the program in a specific way that includes live demonstrations, experiments, audio-visual tools and interactive sessions to enhance the learning experience and make sure that science is taught in a way that's enjoyable and fun.

Globally, the program was initiated in 1995 in the United States by volunteer Bayer employees. Today, the program is extended to countries across the globe like Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Japan, India, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

In India, the Making Science Make Sense program has been able to inspire a large number of students and inculcate in them the love for science. Over 75,000 students have already benefited from the program since 2007, across the country including cities like Mumbai, Ankleshwar, Vapi and Himatnagar.

For more information, write to uma.hariharan@bayer.com

Science For A Better Life Tour

School students were excited to explore the ‘Science For A Better Life’ panels at the Bayer Making Science Make Sense exhibition in Mumbai held from November 10 to 13, 2016
School students were excited to explore the ‘Science For A Better Life’ panels at the Bayer Making Science Make Sense exhibition in Mumbai held from November 10 to 13, 2016
Prof. M.M. Sharma, renowned academician, Padma Bhushan & Padma Vibhushan awardee, Shivprasad Khened, Director, Nehru Science Centre inaugurate the Making Science Make Sense exhibition in Mumbai along with Richard van der Merwe, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia
The Making Science Make Sense exhibition held in Mumbai, India from November 10-13, 2016 was inaugurated with an act by the Lab of Crazy Scientists
Visitors could participate in the Science Shows at the Bayer Making Science Make Sense exhibition in Mumbai from November 10 to13, 2016
The 'Trash to Toys' workshop helped simplify complex science concepts in a fun way
Students display their exhibits at the Bayer Making Science Make Sense exhibition in Mumbai

Photos from the Global Tour

SFABL Global Tour