About Us

Edheads is an online educational resource that provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Manufacturing Techinician or Nano Start Up, with others coming soon! All activities meet state and national standards.

We partner with corporations, universities, and school systems throughout the United States, which help us research, design, and test our activities every step of the way. Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content.

So check out Our Games at the top of the page to dive into an activity and let the fun and learning begin!

Our Mission

By capturing student imaginations and igniting career aspirations, Edheads empowers students to pursue fulfilling, productive careers in science, technology, engineering and math. We tie school to work by reinforcing basic skills and demonstrating how they are applied in STEM careers. On Edheads' site, students can be surgeons, manufacturing technicians, find simple machines, predict the weather, create a stem cell line and more!

Our Vision

Through corporate philanthropy, sponsorships, partnerships and donations, Edheads provides exciting games and experiences that inspire today’s K-12 students to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow. We believe every student should have the opportunity to develop their potential and fulfill their dreams and career aspirations.

Our Values
  • Relevance: Connecting science and math education standards to learning outcomes related to real-world careers.
  • Access: Giving educators a way to influence their students' future career paths with online learning that is widely accessible.
  • Quality games: Helping teachers, parents, and students meet state and national learning goals through highly interactive and engaging content.
  • Evidence: Evaluating the difference made in student STEM knowledge and attitudes toward STEM careers.
Connection to Standards

All the activities at the Edheads site will have connections to National and State standards in their teacher sections. Please look for these sections under each activity heading.

Edheads Team

Gail Wheatley, Executive Director

Gail has a passion for fun and informal education and a great deal of experience in informal learning institutions and science education. She brainstorms ideas with Eric, e stablishes partnerships with scientists, surgeons and people and corporations that do interesting things. Gail writes the grants and the storyboards for the activities, manages the projects overall, crunches lots of numbers and does the long term planning for Edheads. She's always on the lookout for great new ideas and people who have them. She lives with two monster Westies (no, that is not an oxymoron) whose current science experiment is determining how many times they can dig up an apple tree before killing it.

Our Board of Directors

Jason Elvers

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP, Columbus, Ohio

Julie Carpenter

Cardinal Heatlh, Dublin, Ohio

Kayleigh Hunnicutt

Dublin City Schools, School Psychologist

Lisa Chapman

Elevated Marketing Services, Columbus, Ohio

Cody Yarletts

Parker Hannifin,Columbus, Ohio

Ryan J. Vonderbrink

Seegrid, New Albany, Ohio

Joshua Yakunich

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors or volunteering for Edheads? Please check out our listings on VolunteerMatch or contact us at info@edheads.org. For all questions, comments, and concerns, please send an email to info@edheads.org.