Class Schedule and Fees
We offer Youth Science Classes during both the GFU fall and spring semesters. New class schedules are available mid-Septmeber and mid-January. Classes begin late September/early October and late January/early February. Prices range from $40 to $70, usually dependent on the age of the student and lab supplies.
Spring 2013 Youth Science Classes
Under the Sea
Ages 6 to 8 ($50.00)
Friday, 3:30 to 4:30, First Class is February 8, EHS Room 103
Teachers Kelli Ann Nakamura and Zeenat Robert
Did you know that over ⅔ of the Earth’s surface is covered by the ocean? There is a whole new world awaiting us to discover! We’ll learn about ocean geography, tides and currents, the different zones of the ocean and why the ocean is important to the environment and us. We’ll cover many creatures that inhabit the ocean from sea stars to sharks and each student will get to choose a creature to research and present to the class. We’ll learn through various hands on activities, interactive videos and even a dissection or two. Come join us on our underwater exploration of the sea!
The World of Biology and Chemistry
Ages 7 to 9 ($50.00)
Thursday, 1:00 to 2:00, First Class is February 7, EHS Room 203
Teachers Lluvia Barragan and Lina Mohammed
Come learn with us about biology and chemistry! We will start off learning about DNA, bacteria, why oxygen is really important, and how to use microscopes for forensics. In the second half of the class we will start looking at properties of water through dry ice demonstrations, differences in solubility, and other amazing experiments in chemistry. In this class you will learn how biology and chemistry are related and why they are so important in the world around you!
The Systems of the Human Body: How does our body function?
Ages 9 to 11 ($70.00)
Monday, 10:30 to 12:30, First Class is February 4, EHS Room 103
Teachers Mikayla Todd and Kassi Vanderkwaak
Have you ever wondered what the systems of the body are? There are 10 systems of the body, from cardiovascular to skeletal. In this class, we will be reviewing all the systems of the body and going in depth on a few. From dissecting specimens to working with human anatomical models to lectures, we are going to be learning all about the body and how it works through interactive learning.
What’s So Great About Science? This Class is Full
Ages 10 to 12 ($70.00)
Monday, 9:00 to 11:00, First Class is February 4, EHS Room 225
Teachers Jonathan Bradshaw and Kaitlyn Sanders
Come explore with us as we venture through the spectrum of science. From bubbling flasks, to critters in the creek, all the way to the stars, we will discover it all! Our goal is to get students very excited about all the corners of science. We will touch on topics including biology, physics, geology, and astronomy.
Ages 13 to 15 ($70.00)
Thursday, 3:00 to 5:00, First Class is February 7, EHS Room 225
Teachers Liliya Bachinskaya and Anna Reister
Have you ever wondered why you look the way you do or how certain traits are passed down from generation to generation? These questions have interested many people over the years, leading to exciting discoveries and the growth of the field of genetics. Come find out for yourself, as this course will explore the basics of genetics, including the structure and replication of DNA and chromosomes, Mendelian inheritance, and mutations. We will discover through scientific inquiry what is behind this world of genetics!
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