Youth Science Classes

Class Schedule and Fees

We offer Youth Science Classes during both the GFU fall and spring semesters. New class schedules are available mid-September and mid-January. Classes begin late September/early October and late January/early February. Prices range from $50 to $80, usually dependent on the age of the student and lab supplies.

Youth Science Class Flyer (PDF)

Spring 2014 Youth Science Classes

Classes begin the week of February 3 and end the week of March 17 (7 weeks). Youth Science Classes are non-profit, and we strive to keep costs as low as possible. For registration and additional program information, please see the Science Outreach website at or call Elizabeth Licon at 503-554-2728.

The Wonderful World of Chemistry

Ages 6 to 8 ($55.00)

Friday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, First Class is February 7, EHS Room 103

Teachers Lina Mohammed and Lluvia Barragan

In this course we will be exploring the world of chemistry and inviting food into the fun! Here is a “taste” of what we will discover; we will use lemons to learn about acid-base chemistry and will be investigated and analyzing temperature changes according to the process of making sorbet. The elements of the periodic table will be incorporated into various edible chemical experiments. Through commonly used foods, chemistry will be appreciated with these fun experiments!

Exploring the Life Cycles of Insects, Amphibians, and Mammals

Ages 7 to 9 ($55.00)

Wednesday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, First Class is February 5, EHS Room 103

Teachers Jamie Whisler and Jessica Beliel

Come join us in the study and discovery of life cycles of living organisms! From butterflies, to frogs, ladybugs, and dogs, we will explore it all! Exciting connections will be made concerning the differences between the stages of individual growth that an organism goes through as well as what makes each of them unique! This course will give you a solid understanding of complete and incomplete metamorphosis, as well as learning about different aspects of a variety of organism’s birth, growth, life, and death.

The Life of a Cell - this class is full

Ages 10 to 12 ($75.00)

Friday, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, First Class is February 7, EHS Room 225

Teachers Jennifer Dalziel and Paul Donelson

From a house plant to a cheetah, all living things are made up of cells! Join us as we take a closer look at the building blocks of life. Students will have the opportunity to explore the micro-world of cells through hands on lab activities and experiments. What does a cell look like on the inside? How do new cells grow? How do good cells help our bodies fight infection from bad cells? Let's explore together and discover just how intricate God's creation is when you take a closer look!

Nutrition and Metabolism

Ages 11 to 13 ($75.00)

Friday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, First Class is February 7, EHS Room 103

Teachers: Bryan Gitschlag and Parker Rundstrom

We all know to take our vitamins, but do we know why they matter? Proteins and carbohydrates are also an essential part of what we eat, but with all the hype about which foods are best, it’s important to know what our bodies do with these nutrients and why we need them. Through a series of laboratory activities that introduce the science of nutrition, this course will teach students about the contents of the food we eat, about micronutrients and macronutrients, and why it matters for our health. Students will also learn about metabolism and digestion as we explore how our bodies process the nutrients in our food.

An Introduction to Biochemistry - this class is full

Ages 12 to 14 ($75.00)

Thursday, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, First Class is February 6, EHS Room 225

Teachers: Sierra Donahue and Joel Rurik

Students will explore the intricacies of life at the chemical level through hands-on laboratory and classroom activities. The course will introduce students to real world research techniques and laboratory procedures, granting knowledge of chemical safety through exciting experiments. Students will complete a short presentation on a biochemical molecule of their choosing at the end of the course. Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of biochemistry and come to a greater understanding of life's most fundamental qualities.


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