LabRats San Diego Interactive Science Enrichment



About the Program

These 4-week interactive, hands-on lab sessions are designed to inspire and motivate students grades 5-8 to gain authentic competency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Our approach is built on creating fun and engaging experiences to develop strong character, self-confidence, passion and strength in knowledge.

San Diego LabRats hosts weekly afterschool STEM Labs. Our unique approach uses hands-on, competitive, team-based experiments to enhance, enrich, and inspire the students' emerging knowledge of science. We focus on concepts and imagination over memorization. An education in science and technology holds the power to transform the entire world with a single idea. 

Students will be given all the materials they need for each class and only need to bring a good attitude and a hunger for understanding.

Fueling Mammals

What makes us go? Explore the biological sciences behind how mammals generate and expend energy.

Dates: 9/4- 9/25 (every Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 10-14 (Grades 5-8)
Cost: $100 (4 weeks of classes)

Life of Plants

There's a lot going on with plants that we can't see. Discover the fascinating ways plants survive, grow, and interact with their environment. Students will test soil samples, discover the different colors in different plants, learn how to preserve a plant/flower for their lifetime, and more.

Dates: 10/2 – 10/23 (every Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 10-14 (Grades 5-8)
Cost: $100 (4 weeks of classes)

Powering Your World

Research the field that created modern society! In this course we discuss Electricity, Magnetism, and power generation. Students will learn to control static electricity, create their own electric generator, and more.

Dates: 11/6 – 12/4 (every Tuesday excluding Nov 20 Thanksgiving week)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 10-14 (Grades 5-8)
Cost: $100 (4 weeks of classes)

About the Instructors

At San Diego LabRats, we pride ourselves on having real scientists teaching science. With a love for science as strong as ours, it is easy for us to find a way to relate the material to each student's learning. Dr. Shawn Carlson has a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. Ryan Merrill has a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Questions about the after-school extension program? Please contact Steve Dziekonski at sdziekonski@pacificridge.org.