Program Details

Program Details

The Fall 2020 program will run from October 3 – November 7 (6 consecutive weeks).

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.

The theme for Saturday Science this fall for ALL grades is “Exploring Science all Around Us!"

The preservice elementary teachers who will be leading the instruction of the classes this fall will be working in teams of four to plan a 6-week unit that has kids learning about everyday science phenomenon that can be adapted for use in both online and face-to-face settings and has children learn that they are engaging with science all the time – outside, in the home, at school, etc. 

While classes will be functioning in different formats for the first hour (10am-11am) the two formats will join up for the last ½ hour each Saturday (by grade) to share what they have learned about their focus question for the week and how it connects to the larger phenomenon question they are exploring over the 6-weeks.  We are hoping to build a community of learning this way… we will see how it goes! 

We appreciate your patience as we try this new approach.

To learn more about what to expect in the program, you can view our past lesson plans here.

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