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Mad Science Club

All Mad Science programs are conducted by highly-trained professional instructors who make science fun and exciting for children.  more info...
Location: Middle Creek
Dates: Monday, April 01, 2019 - Monday, June 24, 2019details
Grades: K - Gr 5
Section #: MC085
Registration closes: Monday, April 01, 2019


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Mad Science provides students with fun, interactive and educational activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around us. With over 25 years experience providing fun, hands-on science programs in after-school settings, Mad Science delivers kid tested programs that every one loves!

Each track receives 9 weeks, students do not attend when tracked out. Class order may vary and is not guaranteed.

Classes split K-2 and 3-5 if enrollment allows.

DETECTIVE SCIENCE: Discover how science is used to solve real crimes! In this program you will watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Children will even take home their very own Child Identification Kit. It's so much fun, it's criminal!

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY: Cooking is all about chemistry! Students will be introduced to the virtual laboratory we call a kitchen in a novel and practical application of science! Dinnertime will never be the same!

SCIENCE OF TOYS: Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Learn about bouncing balls and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how vector toys and string things work and how fun they can be!

BUGS : Students will get an opportunity to explore the world of insects. How do they defend themselves? What is their role in the ecosystem? These questions and more will be answered with fun, hands-on activities that will introduce them to these fascinating creatures that are found everywhere!

MAD SCIENCE MACHINES: Peek into a class to watch elementary-age engineers hard at work with pulleys and levers. They will design, problem-solve, and have a whole lot of fun! Students will even take home a cool Mad Science Machine that they build themselves!

MOVIE EFFECTS: Grab your popcorn but don't sit back, we're going to learn first-hand how advances in science and technology make our favorite special effects possible! It's Einstein meets Spielberg in a class of 3...2...1...action!

WALLOPING WEATHER: Children conduct hands-on experiments to understand how and why weather occurs. They find out that seasons change as the Earth tilts toward and away from the sun. Children learn that air affects weather. They perform experiments to prove that air has mass and takes up space. After learning that water in the air affects the weather, children recreate the water cycle and mimic a rain cloud. They try out meteorology measurement tools and act like weather reporters. Children learn that ultraviolet light can cause sunburns. They make and take home a color changing ultraviolet light detector.

EARTHWORKS: Children are introduced to the science of geology. They examine three different rock types and learn how and where they formed. Children investigate tectonic plates and learn how their movements cause stress on the Earth. They discover that these movements can cause mountains to form, earthquakes to occur, and volcanoes to erupt. The children make and take home a sedimentator. It reinforces the concept of sedimentary rock formation learned in class.

UNDER PRESSURE: Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity!

FUN-DAMENTAL FORCES: Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work!

STUNT PLANES & GLIDERS: The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. Build a “football” glider, control surfaces and your very own loop-flying stunt plane. You’ll be a Top Gun after this class!

SUPER STRUCTURES: Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!
Scheduled DateTime
Monday, April 01, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, April 08, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, April 15, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, April 22, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, April 29, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, May 06, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, May 13, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, May 20, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 03, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 10, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 17, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, June 24, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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