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Summer Science Visits

ELEMENTARY-AGE SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

 

DRY ICE CAPADES 

Requires Electricity or Hot Water 

Children will be introduced to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter.  They will witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular “smoke” it creates.  The children will learn that dry ice is really frozen carbon dioxide and will experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and, finally, a thrilling grand finale! 

JR. REACTORS 

Students will create a tiny world of atoms, using your very own set of Atomic  Coins! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive  ingredients for some sensational results! 

MOVING MOTION 

Children catapult into Newton's three laws of motion!  They yank a cloth  from under dishes and send crash test dummies flying. They adjust the  mass of two identical cars and learn how heavier objects need a bigger  push to move the same distance. Children drop two plastic eggs (one  heavier than the other) and find out they hit the ground at the same  time!  They see action-reaction forces at work as a fan cart races  across the room and mini-rockets launch through the air. They twil into  action with the Newton Spinner Take-Home. 
 
 OPTICAL ILLUSIONS 

In this program, students will learn about the eye, how we see, and why  our eyes are so easily tricked. They will also discover that water drops  can mimic lenses, which can be used to magnify or shrink images. The  use of mirrors in optical illusions is easily understood after students  build their own periscopes.

 

ROCKET TRAVEL 

This is your chance to be a rocket scientist!  Explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build and take home your own Mad Science® Skyblazer Rocket.  We will even see the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch!

SCIENCE OF MAGIC 

The secrets of magic are explored in this fun class. The children will  watch as the Mad Scientist changes water to grape juice and back again  as well as several other captivating tricks. The classl get to  experience Houdini's chain escape first hand and make their very own  magic trick to take home and amaze their family! 

SLIME TIME 

Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around!  In this program, we will explore, create and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discover its many shapes and forms.  Child will create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics!   Children even make their own slime that they get to take home and keep!

SPACE PHENOMENA 

Space Phenomena introduces students to phenomenal space events. Students investigate asteroid impacts and meteors, learn to differentiate the lights of airplanes from those of satellites, and explore the composition and nature of comets!

STUNT PLANES 

This class is a wonderful mix of conceptual and hands-on learning, which will introduce your students to the basics of aerodynamics. Kids will learn about the forces that affect flying machines, and will build a football glider, a Delta Dart and even a loop-flying stunt plane.


PRESCHOOL-AGE SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAMS 

Digging for Dinos

Your kids will be little paleontologists in this exciting class! They will learn about when dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how scientists know they existed. Your kids will participate in a dig for the “fossil remains” of a mystery dinosaur, and they will even cast their own T-Rex tooth to take home.

Energy & Motion 

Do you have energetic preschoolers?  This hands-on program will harness their energy as they learn about ... …energy!  Using springs, wind up toys, and tube racers, they'’ll discover that energy can be stored and learn some basics about motion. 

Let's Measure

This workshop is tons of fun!  We'’ll explore the many ways in which we measure things every day, including time, temperature, weight, and length.  Your preschoolers will learn all about weight as they balance mini teddy bears on a real scale.  They'll also be introduced to length using a big "foot" that they can take home to keep on measuring!  

Magnetic Attraction

You'’ll get stuck on this class that's all about magnets. The kids will prove that opposite poles attract and like poles repel.  The will "see" what a magnetic field looks like, and they will find out what materials are attracted to magnets.  They will even learn some magic tricks using magnets! 

Observation Station 

One of the most important ways to learn about the world around us is to take a closer look!  In this class, children will get to use magnifying glasses, mirrors and microscopes, and their own two eyes to discover that things aren't always what they seem!  They'll even make their own optical illusion toy to experiment with at home.

 

 

Tired of bus trips, arranging for chaperones, and other field trip anxieties? Looking for a

no hassle, hands-on, cost-saving alternative? This summer let Mad Science come to your camp for a

FULL DAY of science fun. Try a Mad Science Sizzling Summer Science Day. 

For one low, affordable price, Mad Science will come to your camp and present one super Special Event and nine or sixteen 50-60 minute workshops that will entertain and educate up to 100 children in a day.

Sizzling Summer Science Days

Option 1 (for 100 children)

  • 5-hours of programming per child
  • 1 Mad Science Special Event
  • 16 Mad Science hands-on Workshops
  • $2,200.00

Option 2 (for 75 children)

  • 4-hours of programming per child
  • 1 Mad Science Special Event
  • 9 Mad Science hands-on Workshops
  • $1,500.00
  • PRICING

    1 Preschool-age workshop: $173.00.      Each back-to-back preschool workshop: $119.00

    1 Elementary-age workshop: $195.00.   Each back-to-back elementary-age workshop: $144.00

     

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Mad Science Special Events are spectacular science-themed shows designed to amaze and entertain young audiences of any size. 

    Children can conjure foggy dry ice storms, float on a Mad Science hovercraft, watch a foam factory at work, create super bouncy balls, make magic mud, alter sound waves, and so much more! 

    Mad Science Events are ideal for school assemblies, corporate events and community centers, and can be customized to suit any group size, budget or time frame. 

    From scouting banquets to libraries and corporate picnics, Mad Science is a unique way to entertain an audience! 

    Mad Science Special Events are… 

    • Spectacular and captivating
    • Highly interactive
    • Educational and entertaining
    • Age-appropriate for children aged 5 to 12 
      
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    SCIENCE DAYS

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