IU School of Education brings back science and art classes for children

BLOOMINGTON – Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of many events, two important programs continued in the fall: Saturday Science Quest for Kids and Saturday Art School at the IU School of Education.

The programs took place over six Saturdays, mixing in-person and online classes as needed and allowing children in kindergarten through sixth grade to learn from Indiana University Bloomington School of Education students — and each other.

In Saturday Science, children took a deep dive into science topics, formulated questions, performed hands-on science experiments and acted like scientists. Saturday Art classes explored lessons around the theme “Connections,” with classes that were inspired by artists representing diverse populations.

Students will again have that opportunity this spring, with the two programs joining forces to offer an integrated, in-person-only program that will run all four Saturdays in April, and again with all COVID-19 safety protocols in place. While lessons are still being finalized, organizers hope to use the outdoors as much as possible.

Children in grades K-6 are invited to join the Saturday Science and Art program. There will be four separate sessions in April and families can register for as many as they like.

Spring 2021 Session

  • Saturday, April 3: Learning to Observe Like a Scientist
  • Saturday, April 10: Light and Shadows
  • Saturday, April 17: Explore Color in Nature
  • Saturday, April 24: Building with Mother Nature

All sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am at the Wendell W. Wright Education Building (please refer to COVID-19 safety protocols). Check-in begins each Saturday morning at 9:30 am in the 1st floor/lobby. Classes will be spread out on the 3rd floor, but they will also try to utilize the outdoors as much as possible.

Supervision is not available before and after class. Photo ID will be needed to sign children in and out.

There will be four classes offered:

  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 3/4
  • Grades 1/2
  • Grades 5/6

There is a limit of 9 students in a class each week and three instructors.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for those who qualify. Please contact Sara Sturgeon at (812) 856-8129 or slsturge@indiana.edu for more information.