For: Children 5 – 7-years-old on August 31.
The Discovery Lab is a one day per week science enrichment class for 5 – 7 year olds. There are after-school sessions for kids in half-day kindergarten or full-day school, and the program is also a great option for families who home-school.
Each week, students will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments, perform simple dissections, and make creative science projects. Discovery Lab aims to introduce kids to science as an enjoyable and accessible investigation of the world around us. Young children are naturally drawn to scientific exploration, and fostering this curiosity in the early years will lead to enthusiasm for the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as they go further in school.
Topics for the year include:
- Marine biology
- Space and rockets
- Environmental issues
One of the highlights of the year is an overnight field trip.
Parent education classes are held once a month during the children’s class time. Parent education focuses on topics relevant to elementary school-age children including development, social issues, guidance and communication. Parents are required to assist in the children’s classroom six or seven times per year, including providing a snack once a year.
Discovery Lab Class Schedule
|Class Location||Item#||Age||Day & Time||Contact|
|Discovery Lab||7094||5 - 7 years (5 by 8/31/15)||M 3:45-5:45p||Wendy Hatheway|
|Discovery Lab||7095||5 - 7 years (5 by 8/31/15)||W 2:00-4:00p||Wendy Hatheway|
Please note that class times, days, locations and tuition are subject to change. However, we do not anticipate changes at this time.
2432 148th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA (at Robinswood Park)
Classes are held in Bellevue, but serve families from all Eastside communities, including Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and Mercer Island.
Visiting/Observing a Class:
Check our home page for open house opportunities. You can also schedule a visit during a class meeting time, from October to May, by contacting the instructor listed on the schedule.
How to Register
To register for a class, go to our online registration form. Tuition cost is $240 per quarter (fall, winter and spring), and includes supplies and field trip fees.