The science laboratory course supplements the science lessons in grades 8 and 9 as an elective subject. Students are encouraged to research questions and solve problems in their own creative and independent ways. The focus of the course is on practice-oriented work, combining general knowledge of science with a deep dive into real world problems. Also, in pursuing their favorite interests, students may select specific topics and try to develop creative solutions. The course work, including mastering the methods of presenting results, helps students acquire the basic skills needed for their later experience in research laboratory classes.