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 2015

Youth Science Classes

Classes begin the week of February 2 and end the week of March 16 (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.


Sense the World

Ages 6 to 8 ($60.00)

Wednesday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, First Class is February 4, EHS Room 103

Teachers: Jami Morris and Kimberly Frost

Our five senses—sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell—help us survive every day. Join our class to learn about the way our eyes, ears, skin, tongue, and nose provide massive amounts of information about our environment. We will explore our senses through several topics in science, hoping to ignite a strong passion for learning. Activities will include fun experiments, microscopes, games, art, and much more.


Digestion - This Class is Full

Ages 7 to 9 ($60.00)

Wednesday, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, First Class is February 4, EHS Room 103

Teachers: Valentina Kucher and Chelsea Buronov

Tasting, chewing, swallowing, and digesting! Our amazing bodies are capable of enjoying the taste of food while bringing proper nutrition to feed its every cell! But how, you may ask? In this class, we will be exploring different organs of the body, which affect this entire process. We will also be comparing how various types of animals process food differently from humans. For example, why does a cow have four stomachs or a bird have to swallow rocks to help them digest their food? Furthermore, why don’t people have to swallow pebbles to properly digest their food? We will also look into which enzymes help break down food, what other organs play a role in helping digestion, and how surprisingly long the digestive tract is.

The Life of a Cell - This Class is Full

Ages 10 to 12 ($70.00)

Monday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, First Class is February 2, EHS Room 103

Teachers: Lael Papenfuse and Morgan Bars

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 and disease causing agents 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? What are some infectious cells and particles and how do they work? Let's explore together and discover just how intricate God's creation is when you take a closer look!

Marine Biology - This Class is Full

Ages 11 to 12 ($80.00)

Friday, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, First Class is February 6, EHS Room 103

Teachers: Sarah Gillani and Paul Donelson

Join us as we embark on a journey into the most vast and mysterious environment: the ocean! In this class we will explore the incredible diversity of our planet’s seas, from the vibrant coral reefs of the tropics to the distant depths of the ocean’s floor. Classes will consist of an engaging balance of lecture, discussion, and awesome hands-on activities.

An Introduction to Cellular Biology - This Class is Full

Ages 13 to 14 ($80.00)

Friday, 2:30 pm -4:30 pm, First Class is February 6, EHS Room 302

Teachers: Sierra Donahue and Joel Rurik

This class will explore the inner workings of animal, plant, and bacteria cells. Through hands-on experimentation, students will witness the complexities of cellular life from communication and replication to structure and defense. Course material will lead students beyond a basic understanding of cellular components to experience biological and biochemical techniques utilized in today's scientific research. Join us as we examine life's most fundamental unit. 


Mailing List
We maintain an email contact list. If you would like to be added to our list to receive updated Youth Science Classes flyers, or if you want a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the Science Outreach Administrator at                                  

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