Mad Science encourages a child's love of STEM with fun science activities for children of all ages. Dynamic instructors with professional lesson plans, equipment and materials bring science to life through spectacular demonstrations and exciting hands on activities.
Classes take place at Shenantaha Creek Park - 365 Eastline Line Road, Malta
All participants must wear face masks and provide their own
Upon entry to the program, participants will have their temperature (non-touch) taken and a brief COVID-19 assessment completed
Mineral Mania - Thursday, September 3
Students recreate the process of rock formation and devise ways to identify and classify rocks and minerals. They experience the thrill of panning for gems; the gems they find, they can take home for further study and investigation.
Slime Time - Wednesday, September 9
Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime!
Brixology Lego, Carnivals - Wednesday, September 16
Feel the thrill as you build a spinning swing ride! Learn about the forces and mechanical engineering concepts behind some of your favorite amusement park rides. Then improve and test the design to create an even wilder ride.
Mix it Up - Wednesday, September 23
It’s time to shake up solutions and explore mixture chemistry. Children sort out mixtures, clear color from a variety solution and see how useful a suspension can be. The Super Sorter gives children the tools to sort mixtures at home!
AGES 3-5 *Adult must be present*
Sea, Sand and Surf - Monday, September 21
Preschoolers explore the science of the sea and learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection, and what animals live in the ocean. They make their own ocean bottle to take home.
Butterflies - Monday, September 28
Preschoolers will learn all about butterflies; where they come from, the stages of their growth, and how they eat. They even make some of their own winged critters to take home.
SATURDAY PROGRAMS: GRADES K-5
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Mad Messages - Saturday, September 12
Discover how to send secret messages to your friends using special codes! Children learn how to talk with numbers, just like computers, and create their very own code "crackers"!
In the afternoon, they become detectives and use their Mad Science observational skills to discover the writer of the "Mystery Letter".
Science of Sport - Saturday, September 19
What do football players, scientists and ballet dancers have in common? Explore how Newton helps us learn why we move the way we do, and improve the games we play. Campers experiment with games and activities while learning how physical and chemical sciences affect their equipment, movement, and technique.
Space Day - Saturday, September 26
Young astronauts explore the mysteries of the solar system. Children will discover how astronauts live and work in space. The sun, the moon, the stars, and gravity are only a few of the things that must be dealt with on this Mad Science space mission.