Youth Science Classes

We are currently preparing for our fall 2022 classes. Check for more updates in September.

Spring 2022 Classes

The Spring 2022 class session will begin the week of February 28 and will run through the week of April 11. Classes will meet once weekly for the duration of the six-week session. We will not meet the week of March 21 due to spring break. Online registration will open on Wednesday, February 16 at 8:00AM, and can be accessed using the link below. All classes will have an enrollment limit of 16 students. Six week courses cost $75 per student. The two week mini-course costs $40 per student. The following classes will be offered:

From the Inside Out

Ages 6-8

Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

In this class you will explore the many layers of the human body. Starting with the bones, we will build outward to the skin and discover what makes each part unique and important. Students will engage in fun, hands-on activities to help increase understanding of each system as we explore God's most precious creation.

The Building Blocks of Life

Ages 9-11

Mondays 4:30-5:30pm

In this class, we will explore the smallest unit of life: the cell! Through observations and experimentation, we will learn about the structures and functions of cells, as well as how cells differ among the diverse group of organisms that God has created. Students will be able to recognize types of cells and apply their discoveries to create a model cell of their very own.

The Microscopic World

Ages 12-14

Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm

In this class, get to know about the hidden world of microscopic life. Join us as we learn about the diverse world of microbiology. We will use observation and experimentation to dive deep into the many different microscopic organisms that surround us all the time!

Thought to Action: The Brain Explained

NEW! Middle school mini-course

Monday 3:00-4:30pm, February 28 and March 7 

Ever wonder how you are able to move your arm with a simple thought? This 2-week course explores your brain and how it translates your thoughts into actions. From the cellular level to the frontal lobe, this course covers it all! By engaging in a combination of activities, models, and hand-on learning, students will discover the importance of the brain!

General Information

The Science Outreach Program offers science classes for children in our community during the fall and spring semesters. These classes allow students to learn about the wonders of God’s creation in a laboratory using equipment not readily available elsewhere. These classes are experiential, hands-on and lab based.

The age range for classes varies from 6 to 14 years. Each class is held once a week and are completed within one semester. Class size is limited and topics vary each session and semester. The areas of science studied may include environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics and/or computer science. Please feel free to contact the Science Outreach Program with questions about the classes.

Instructors

The classes are taught by George Fox undergraduate students majoring in science. Each class is team taught with two instructors, giving each student more one-on-one assistance. All student teachers receive training in lesson planning, delivery, and classroom management and work closely with the Science Outreach Program director to create and deliver their course. This program allows student instructors an opportunity to be a resource to their community and to share their passion for science.

Class Fees & Scholarships

The class fee covers the cost of instructor payroll, class supplies, and field trip expenses, if applicable. Fees vary from class to class depending on lab and/or field trip expenses, but typically range from $60 to $80 for the full session. 

George Fox University makes every effort to keep the cost of these classes as low as possible while maintaining the highest possible quality of instruction. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. As scholarship monies are limited, a student may receive only one scholarship per year. Please contact the Science Outreach Program via email (scienceoutreach@georgefox.edu) to inquire about scholarships.

Online Registration

Registration for spring 2022 youth science classes will open at 8:00am on Wednesday Feb. 16.

Please use the link below to register for Youth Science Classes.  Registration for Science Outreach Classes is no longer being done by mail or in person at George Fox University. 

https://georgefoxuniversity.regfox.com/youth-science-classes-tuition-payments-2022

Mailing List

We maintain an email contact list through which we distribute updated information about youth science classes. If you would like to be on our email list, please email the Science Outreach Program at scienceoutreach@georgefox.edu.

Directions to George Fox

The Youth Science Classes are held in the Edwards-Holman Science Center building on the George Fox University campus in Newberg, Oregon. The Edwards-Holman Science Center (EHS) is located directly behind the Wood-Mar building off of Meridian Street. The Science Outreach Program office is on the second floor of EHS, in room 206.

Upon reaching downtown Newberg, follow 99W to Meridian Street. Turn north onto Meridian, and follow it for two blocks. Make a right into the George Fox parking lot. Please see the campus map for the location of EHS and visitor parking lots.