Super Duper Science Sampler
Spend your week with us and discover something new every day! Explore five of the coolest branches of science on your way to becoming a certified Junior Mad Scientist.
Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and properties of air under pressure, and explore the energy of motion, building drag racers and exploring with toys like catapults. Use team work to build your own sky high super structure. Top if off with a ride on a home-made hovercraft!
Become a Mad Science chemist as you learn all about the chemistry of things that you encounter every day 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. Look out for the explosions!
What do owls eat? Dissect your own owl pellet to find out! What happens to the food humans eat? Learn about the digestive system using your own Digester Investigator. Explore animal classifications, exploring some species in detail. The stuffed animals we bring from home will guide us!
Genius Geologists and Enlightened Environmentalists
Discover your planet! Learn about geodes, the chemistry of crystal formation and metamorphic geology. Unlock the mysteries of Earth’s composition and specific geological processes. As junior geologists, explore rock classification and identification. Use UV light to observe fluorescent minerals! Make a lava-mess by creating a mini erupting volcano.
Also, discover how science will help us protect our planet. Discuss issues in the environment including water pollution and acid rain.
Campers will learn the fundamentals of rocketry throughout this day, including the parts of a rocket, the stages of rocket flight and how Newton’s third law applies to a rocket travelling to space. The children will build their own rockets and experiment with balloon rockets during this fun day filled with hands-on activities, all in preparation for the Friday finale rocket launch!
Mad Science will be welcoming a number of guest speakers throughout the week, experts in their fields, to help us learn more about science and how it impacts the world around us.
Have fun with theme days like PJ day, Backwards day, Crazy hat day and Wacky hair day!