Designed specifically for kindergarten through 5th grade, Junior Science Club hopes to foster excitement, curiosity, and interest in science. Kids meet every other week for hands-on experiments with real scientist volunteers from Northwestern graduate programs. Junior Science Club explores all scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics, and teaches kids the basic skills needed to be an observant and curious scientist.
Junior Science Club runs for 6-weeks at a time over the school year, with modified programming during the summer.
Junior Science Club is located at Dawes and Oakton Elementary Schools in Evanston.
Science in Society staff realized there was a need for Junior Science Club when younger siblings of Science Club's middle school members started showing up to Science Club. They wanted to learn about science too! Thanks to a partnership with Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), Junior Science Club opened in Evanston in spring 2015 to provide afterschool, mentor-led, hands-on science for elementary school students. Successful spring and summer projects led to the establishment of two after school programs in the 2015-2016 school year. Learn more about our partnership with Y.O.U.