Science On Saturday

Science on Saturday is a fun day of activities to get kids excited about math and science! Every semester at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, kids from grades 2-5 from the surrounding area (even as far as Macon!) come to Magruder Hall and attend classes (around 25 minutes long) that are science or math related. The Truman State University chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the co-ed biology honors fraternity, has sponsored this event for several years now, and it is a great experience!

Day Details

Session 1

2nd-3rd

  • 9:00-9:25am - Check In
  • 9:30-9:55am - Class I
  • 10:00-10:25am - Class II
  • 10:30-10:55am - Snack
  • 11:00-11:25am - Class III
  • 11:30pm - Pick Up

Session 2

4th-5th

  • 1:00-1:25pm - Check In
  • 1:30-1:55pm - Class I
  • 2:00-2:25pm - Class II
  • 2:30-2:55pm - Snack
  • 3:00-3:25pm - Class III
  • 3:30-3:55pm - Class IV
  • 4:00pm - Pick Up

Become a Teacher

If you would like to be a teacher during our next Science on Saturday event, please follow the simple instructions below:

  • Step 1: Determine whether you would prefer to teach by yourself or with a co-teacher. Either is acceptable.
  • Step 2: Think of a class that you would enjoy teaching to elementary children. It should be something fun, academically informative, and relatively brief since classes only last 25 minutes.
  • Step 3: E-mail either of the BBB Service Co-Chairs, informing them of your interest. In your email make sure to include:
    • Your name(s), e-mail address(es), and phone number(s)
    • The title of the class you plan to teach
    • A short 2-4 sentence description of the class. This description will be pasted directly to this website under ‘Classes’, so please double-check for any spelling errors.
    • The sessions you are available to teach during.
      • Morning session: 8:30am-11:30am
      • Afternoon session: 12:30pm-4:00pm
      • Both sessions (preferred)
    • A detailed quantitative materials list of supplies that the BBB Service Co-Chairs will purchase for your classroom
  • Step 4: The BBB Service Co-Chairs will respond with any questions or clarifications they may have regarding your class.
  • Step 5: Start preparing your lesson!