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Mad Science Summer Camp
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To learn more about for Mad Science Camp programs call 1-800-338-5711 or go to the
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Robot Basics; Entering grades 1-3
Children will learn the basics of robotics in this program from Mad Science. Children will construct their own age appropriate solar powered robot throughout the week. They will gain a basic knowledge of the science of wheels, simple machines and gears. They will examine different types of robotic devices throughout the program, including line-tracking and sound responsive robots. Robots go home with campers on the last day of the program. All supplies are included. Children should be reading at a 1st grade level to participate in this program.
Advanced Robots; Entering grades 4-6
Delve into the fascinating world of robotics and machines in this week-long program. Children will construct their own age appropriate solar powered robot while gaining a deeper knowledge of the science of circuits, wheels, gears and sensors. They will experience different types of robotic devices throughout the program, include multiple programmable robots. Robots go home with campers on the last day of the program. All supplies are included.
Junior Scientist Fun Lab; Entering Pre-K to K
Preschoolers discover science as they become Junior Mad Scientists! This camp is a great introduction to science as preschoolers explore the human body and our senses, the science of colors and the way things move. Children become palaeontologists by searching for fossils in a mini dinosaur dig. They also take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Junior Scientists continue the science at home with take-home projects related to each subject.
Eureka! Invention; Entering grades 1-5
An exciting program where children explore famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Archimedes, Ben Franklin and even Rube Goldberg, along with the contributions each made to science, engineering and society. Guided by our Mad Scientist, children use their knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all - their minds! While Thomas Edison said "invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration," this program is 100% FUN!
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