Saturday Science Quest for Kids

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.

Topics change every semester. In the past, the focus has mainly been on science, but with current trends we now are working towards a broader STEM experience.

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.

Please note: the information below is now updated for Fall 2020.

Classes will be offered in two formats for Fall 2020—online or face to face, but for Grades K-4 only.  Both formats will meet from 10:00am-11:30am on Saturdays. Face to Face classes will take place on the 3rd floor of the School of Education in the Wendell Wright Building, located at Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the IU Bloomington campus. Online classes will take place on ZOOM. Information regarding safety pre-cautions for checking in and out for Face-to-Face classes can be found on this page and will be included in the introductory email that is sent a day or two before the first Saturday class. If your child/ren are joining online, password protected links for the ZOOM sessions will be provided in the introductory you receive a few days before the first classSupervision is not available before and after class. Photo ID will be needed to sign children in and out.

Tuition is $65 per child with a discounted price of $55 for each additional child from the same family. To receive this discount, a promo code is needed at check out when registering. To get a promo code please contact Sara Sturgeon at (812) 856 8129 or slstruge@indiana.edu.

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 at (812) 856-8129 or slsturge@indiana.edu.

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Three full and three partial scholarships are available in Fall 2020 for those who qualify. Please contact Sara Sturgeon at (812) 856-8129 or slsturge@indiana.edu for details on these scholarships and what the criteria is to qualify.

For any refund, notification must be made to IU in writing.

For a full refund, withdrawal must take place prior to the first day of class. A 50% refund will be given if notification of withdrawal is given following the first class but before the second class session.

No refunds will be given due to canceling for inclement weather. Rather instruction will shift to online for all children that week and ZOOM information will be sent via email that Saturday morning.

Our goal is to build a positive learning community for all children. To achieve this goal, it is important that ALL children respect each other’s space, ideas, and materials. Therefore, if a child’s behavior is preventing the class from developing a positive and supportive learning environment we will contact parents/guardians to discuss options about continuing with the session.

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