For: Children 5 – 9 years old on August 31.
Watch our video to see what our science class is all about!
The Discovery Science Lab is a one day per week science enrichment class for 5- to 9-year-olds. We offer after-school classes for kids in school all day, and it 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, or make creative science projects. Discovery Science 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 science
One of the highlights of the year, if available to the class, 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 such as development, social issues, and guidance and communication. Parents are required to assist in the children’s classroom six or seven times per year (or more often, depending on class size), including providing a snack a few times during the year. Because we know that school schedules and unpredictable traffic can make it hard for some families to arrive exactly at the beginning of class time, we spend the first 15 minutes of class time having unstructured outdoor play time, often with games or activities related to the week’s theme. This also helps kids connect and be ready to focus when we start opening circle.
What Our Students Say About this Class and Our Educators
“I really can’t overstate my appreciation of the BC parent education program or my appreciation for our parent educator and teachers.”
Discovery Science Lab Class Schedule for 2019-20
|Class Location||Item#||Age||Day & Time||Contact|
|Discovery Science Lab at Robinswood Barn||7095||5-9 years (5 by 8/31/19)||W 2:30-4:30p||Janelle Durham|
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.
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 to be determined but will be in the range of $280 per quarter (fall, winter, and spring). A second child from the same family will pay 20% less.
Last Updated July 29, 2019