Wicked         Science
Where you are the Scientist and the Engineer.

Concept based

The teachers in Wicked Science are using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the basis of their lesson plans which include Engineering practices and Inquiry-Based Learning. 


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Building Perseverence

Inquiry-Based Learning for Kids

Fun with Science

Wicked Science is where kids learn through the 'play' of doing science.  The most common remark heard from participants is: "I love the activities, but we are learning so much, too!  That's why it's so neat!"


  • On-Site
  • Small Student-Teacher Ratio
  • Activities are developmentally and age appropriate for all participants
  • After-school, In-school, summer school enrichment

Hands-On Activities





  Hundreds of students in elementary and middle school have taken part in Wicked Science STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities and walked away with new vigor for looking at the world with a fresh and excited frame of mind.  The "joy of discovery" is the theme but don't take our word for it - come and explore yourself!

STEM Learning

  "What's neat is that the activities are so fun but we are learning important stuff, too!"

                              Jake, 11 yrs old

                                Palatine, IL

  "Thanks so much for making the Wicked Science after school program so fun for Miles!  He was full of chatter (unusual for him) every Tuesday evening.  We've really enjoyed watching Miles explore chemistry.  

                            - parent

                              Mundelein, IL

"Can I take another one of these classes?"

                             - Leila, 8 yrs old

                               Vernon Hills, IL