Saturday Science Quest for Kids

Science comes alive for kids during our Saturday Science Quest program. This popular program provides K–8 children with opportunities to formulate questions, do hands-on science experiments, and act like scientists/engineers. The class instructors are often former or soon to be classroom teachers. Undergraduate education majors are available to provide one-on-one attention for any child who may need it.

The program runs for five Saturday mornings (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) during fall and spring semesters. Topics change every semester. For information regarding previous topics, see our archived lesson plans. In the past the focus has mainly been on science, but with current trends we now are working towards a broader STEM experience.

Tuition is $65 per child with a discounted price of $55 for each additional child from the same family also registering. To receive this discount a promo code is needed at check-out when registering.


There are three full ($65) and three partial scholarships ($25) available for for those who qualify. Please contact Sara Sturgeon (812-856-8129 OR slsturge@indiana.edu ) for details on these scholarships and what the criteria is to qualify. Information on scholarships will only be available once registration is open. For Spring 2018, register by January 27th to receive a T-shirt.

Please note that full payment is due by credit or debit card at the time you register. We are no longer accepting checks or cash for payment. If you have any questions regarding this change please contact Sara Sturgeon (812-856-8129 OR slsturge@indiana.edu ).

Register now!

Program Contacts

For more information or to inquire about scholarships, contact:

Sara Sturgeon
Science Education Unit Secretary
Phone: (812) 856-8129
Email: slsturge@indiana.edu

For information regarding program logistics and topics, contact:

Kerri Donohue
Saturday Science QUEST Program Coordinator
Phone: (516) 659-4706
Email: donohuke@indiana.edu

Meredith Park Rogers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Science Education
Saturday Science QUEST Program Faculty Supervisor
Phone: (812) 856-8168
Email: mparkrog@indiana.edu

Adam Maltese, Ph.D. (Inquiries for grades 9-10 section)
Associate Professor of Science Education
Director of the Make, Innovate, Learn Lab
Phone: (812) 856-8059
Email: amaltese@indiana.edu