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Youth Science Classes

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The spring 2024 class session begins February 19th and runs through April 5, with the exception of March 25-29 when our school is closed for spring break. All classes will have an enrollment limit of 16 students. Courses cost $80 per student.

The following classes will be offered:

Insect Investigators, Ages 6-8

Thursdays 12:00-1:00, EHS Room 103, February 22-April 4, (No class March 28)

Have you ever wondered what’s going on on the ground level? In this course, we’ll be exploring all the most incredible aspects of the creepy crawly world! We’ll observe everything from ladybugs to spiders to beetles to butterflies to ants, examining how they interact with each other and the world around them. We’ll make our own nature journals to record our findings of what the tiny world of insects and arachnids has to offer!!

Stormsplosion: Xtreme Weather Xplorers, Ages 9-11

Fridays 10:30-11:30, EHS Room 103, February 23 - April 5 (No class March 29).

How fast is it inside a tornado? Where does lightning strike? When‘s the next blizzard? Fly into the eye of the storm with us to discover the shocking science behind our skies! In this experience, you will get to engage in experiments that mimic real-world weather patterns. We will also venture outdoors to examine concepts firsthand and apply our storm-chaser skills.

It's Not a Small World After All, Ages 12-14

Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m., EHS Room 225, February 21 - April 3 (No class March 27)

Let's get out and explore the natural world! Where did these animals originate and how are they related? How do animals adapt to their environment? Our world is made up of many diverse populations of plants and animals, including us! Let’s learn together and build a community. The world around us can all be explained with science and math!

Anatomy Unveiled: A Short Course on the Human Body, High School (ages 14-18)

Fridays, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Roberts Center 205, February 23 - April 5 (No class March 29)

How does your stomach work? Where does the air you breathe go? Explore these questions and more as we study God’s amazing design that functions non-stop inside our bodies. Students will have the opportunity to dissect a mammal organ and explore our virtual reality app, 3D Organon. This is a great course for older students interested in healthcare!

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.

Each class is held once a week and is completed within one semester. Class size is limited, and topics vary each session and semester. Please contact the Science Outreach Program with questions about the classes.

Instructors

The classes are taught by George Fox undergraduate students majoring in science and education. Each class is team-taught with two instructors, giving each student more one-on-one assistance.

All student teachers receive lesson planning, delivery, and classroom management training and work closely with the Science Outreach Program director to create and deliver their courses.

Class Fees & Scholarships

The subsidized class fee helps to cover the cost of instructor payroll, class supplies, and field trip expenses, if applicable. Fees may vary from class to class depending on lab and/or field trip expenses. 

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. Please contact the Science Outreach Program via email (scienceoutreach@georgefox.edu) to inquire about need-based scholarships.

Online Registration

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

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Mailing List

We maintain an email contact list to distribute updated information about youth science classes. If you would like to be on our email list to get advance notice of when registration will open, 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 or the Roberts Center building on the George Fox University campus in Newberg, Oregon. Please see the campus map for the location of EHS, Roberts Center and visitor parking lots. You will be given a parking pass on the first day of class.

The Edwards-Holman Science Center (EHS) is directly behind the Wood-Mar building off Meridian Street. 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. 

The Roberts Center is located off of East Sherman Street. From Portland Rd/Highway 99, turn North onto N. Villa Rd. and left onto East Sherman Street. Follow it to the end of the street and turn right. Enter in the Roberts Center West Wing.