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 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.

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 11:30am. 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 2nd 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.

Cost for Fall 2022 program TBD. There will be some full and partial scholarships available.

BEFORE REGISTERING -- to determine if your child is eligible for a scholarship, 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.

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

No refunds will be provided after April 1, 2022.

There will be no reserved make-up day for the program should we have to cancel due to weather or COVID. Should the university transition to only operating online, we will shift to offering some modified form of Saturday Science online for the remainder of the spring program. Messages regarding the shift to online for any of these reasons will be sent out as soon as possible via email and Facebook.

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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