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.

COVID-19 safety precautions

Fall 2021 Program

Four multi-aged classes for students in Grades K-8 will be offered. The program will be offered in-person, with masks required to be worn at all times, and maximum class sizes of 16 students. More information about the COVID policies and procedures can be found here.

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 2021.

Fall 2021 classes will be offered in-person only. Check-in begins at 9:15am with instruction beginning at 9:30am. Check-out time will begin at 11:45am. Information regarding safety pre-cautions for checking in and out can be found on this page.

The program will take place in the School of Education (Wendell Wright Building, located at Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the IU Bloomington campus).

Check-in and out will take place on the 1st floor of the building. Classes are located on the 3rd floor and sometimes outdoor space around the building is also used.

Supervision 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 Jennifer Weideman at (812) 856-8120 or jmweidem@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 payment, please contact Jennifer Weideman at (812) 856-8120 or jmweidem@indiana.edu.

Three full and three partial scholarships are available in Fall 2021for those who qualify. Please contact Jennifer Weideman at (812) 856-8120 or jmweidem@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 make-up days will be offered and no refunds will be given due to canceling for inclement weather.

If changes in IU policies regarding COVID-19 change however, and we are required by the university to end in-person events, we will look to either shift to online instruction or provide a credit for future Saturday Science sessions.

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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