Become a Mad Science chemist as you learn all about the chemistry of things that you encounter everyday in your house and school. Discover how chemical reactions are everywhere and how you can figure out if a chemical change has occurred right before your very eyes. Mix, mush and brew together different chemicals to create things you can use in this hands-on chemistry lab.
Day 1: Junior Reactors
Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results! Hop on board the chemistry express for a high speed science experiment! Perform instantaneous experiments, watch for bubbling, color changing, temperature rising experiments that might change into something completely new!
Day 2: Sticky and Slimy
Explore the exciting world of polymers, the chemical reactions we use to create them and the inner workings of silly putty. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime... Stick it to the walls and push the power of tape to the limits! Build a bond with glue and get attached to all the stickiest stuff you can find!
Day 3: pH Phactor
Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the world of acids and bases! Explore the pH extremes with your Reaction Tube in what sure-to-be a popping experience! Discover whether liquids found in your home are acids or bases using your own personal pH paper!
Day 4: Radical Reactions
What holds atoms and molecules together? What happens during chemical reactions? These questions are answered while campers study physical and chemical reactions in depth. These reactions include those that emit heat (exothermic), those that require heat (endothermic), those that proceed at a very fast pace and reactions that occur in spite of the fact they shouldn’t!
Day 5: Glow Show
Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark. Probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology! Experiment with the science of phosphorescence and make your own Glowing reaction!