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Coming Soon – 2021-2022 LAB39 Class Schedule


WELCOME TO LAB39          


  • Open to all HMS and WJHS students.
  • Eight weeks of classes, beginning November 30, 2021 and continuing through February 4, 2022 (no classes over Winter Break).
  • Taught by volunteer experts from our community.
  • Class sizes are limited and fill quickly








Wednesday 4-5pm, WJHS

Sports Physiology                             Liesel Brown

Want to jump higher and run faster? In this class, you will learn how your body works and functions, and how you can improve your overall health and sports performance.

Crave the Wave                                Chris Oh

Why is the sky blue? How do you locate an earthquake? Why do tsunami waves grow as they approach shore? How is the F-22 Raptor invisible to radar? In this class you will study all aspects of wave behavior.

Mystery Architecture                       Emily Mackie & Mhairi Phillips

In this class, you will work together to creatively design and build a unique structure that solves a problem and meets a community need.  Last year’s class built a mobile shelter for the homeless!

RoboLAB– NEW CLASS!                                        Michael Sobin

Calling all future engineers! In this class, innovative problem solvers work in teams with the VEX IQ Robotics system to plan, assemble and bring their machine creations to life.


Thursday 6-7pm, WJHS

Matter Matters: It’s a Material World                     James Lane & Michael Connelly

Did you ever wonder why as you bend a paperclip back-and-forth it gets harder to bend and heats up before breaking? Did you ever wonder why a metal cup will dent when dropped, but a ceramic mug will shatter?  In this class, students will conduct hands-on experiments to learn about various materials properties.

Do the Cube                                       Richard Lee & Jerich Lee

Do you like to solve puzzles? In this class, you will learn algorithms and tips to help solve Rubik’s Cube, the world-famous 3D puzzle game.

Circuit City     (Note New Time!)                     Christopher Wieczorek

In this shocking class, you will learn about the power of electricity, currents and conductors while building different types of circuits.



Thursday 7-8pm, WJHS

Aerodynamics                                   Greg Mayer & Tony Asghari

Ever wondered how the shape of an airplane’s wings affects its ability to fly?  Learn about how things fly as you build models that test the four forces of flight.

HUMAnatomy       (Note New Time!)                Alma Arslanagic

Did you know that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body? In this class, you will learn about body systems, including the structure of the parts, what they do, and how they work together.

Green Power – NEW CLASS!                                Dan Litchfield

In this powerful class, you will harness the wind and sun as you learn about the future of renewable energy.



We are still hoping to recruit more parent volunteers to teach classes!
Do you love science? Do you love working with kids?  Then WE NEED YOU!  Please consider volunteering to teach a LAB39 course for the D39 Educational Foundation!  All instructors will receive one free class for a student in their household as a small token of appreciation for their time. 
If interested, please complete this survey to indicate which courses might be of interest to you, and what days/times you are available. 
Questions? Email lab39wilmette@gmail.com