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Youth Science Camps 2013


mslogoMad Science after care*
*post care option for Full Day only
Become a MAD scientist this summer! Each child receives a camp T-Shirt, water and cold beverages throughout the day. Bring a snack. For Full Day Campers, please pack a lunch.
Location: CAB
Monday - Friday
Fee: Half Day $223 / $243 NR
| Full Day: $296 / $311

Spy Academy - Half Day 10.306 5-12Y 9am-12pm 6/17-6/21
Spy Academy - Full Day *


5-12Y 9am-3pm 6/17-6/21
Camp Inventionation - Half Day 10.308 8-12Y 9am-12pm 6/24-6/28
Camp Inventionation - Full Day * 10.309 8-12Y 9am-3pm 6/24-6/28
Nasa: Journey Into Outer Space - Half Only 10.310 5-12Y 9am-12pm 7/8-7/22
Wacky Robots & Widgets - Half Day 10.312 7-12Y 9am-12pm 7/15-7/19
Wacky Robots & Widgets - Full Day * 10.313 7-12Y 9am-3pm 7/15-7/19
“Fizz”-ical Phenomena & Che-Mystery - Half 10.314 5-12Y 9am-3pm 7/22-7/26
“Fizz”-ical Phenomena & Che-Mystery - Full * 10.315 5-12Y 9am-3pm 7/22-7/26
Nature's Anatomy Academy - Half Day 10.316 5-12Y 9am-12pm 7/29-8/2
Nature's Anatomy Academy - Full Day * 10.317 5-12Y 9am-3pm 7/29-8/2
Reactions in Action - Half Day 10.318 5-12Y 9am-12pm 8/5-8/9
Reactions in Action - Full Day * 10.319 5-12Y 9am-3pm 8/5-8/9

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Spy Academy
Age 5-12
Look out 007-the Mad Science Spy Academy is here! From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and even create their own edible message. Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes. Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies use. Discover Detection • Funky Forensics • Science of Security • Sleuths on the Scene • Spy Academy

Age 8-12
Creative Contraption Warning! This Mad Science camp is designed by you—the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun! Rock, Paper, Scissors • Wild Blue Yonder • Shipwrecked! •Whiz Kidz • Science Fiction. Science Fact

Age 5-12
Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work in a real rocket launch. Explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond. Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour. Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena. Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight. This is an experience that is truly out of this world! Earth and Beyond • Astronaut-in-Training • Solar Launch • Eye on the Sky • Space Voyage

Age 7-12
Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! The junior Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Then the machine madness starts…children will discover how different machines, simple and complex, are used in our daily lives. Kids will design simple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers and have fun learning how catapults work. We will use the skills we’ve learned to build a Mad Science robot that we can keep, all while learning the science of robotics. Energy Burst • Junior Engineers • Machine Mania • Motion Notion • Robots 101

scientists miniAge 5-12
Take a walk on the wild side in this crazy week of sleuth science. Have a ton of fun as we whip up potions and experiment with all kinds of chemical reactions, including growing our own crystals, making sidewalk chalk, and learning the science of chromatography. Mix it up as we experiment with molecular madness, radical reactions and “fizz”-ical and chemical reactions. Discover what those crazy chemists are really up to in their laboratories. Then use everything you’ve learned to solve the Mad Science Mystery; even Sherlock couldn’t figure this one out! Mad Messages • Crazy Chemistry • Radical Reactions • Chemical Counting • Scene of the Crime

girl with praying mantisNATURE’S ANATOMY ACADEMY
Age 5-12
Learn about insects, birds, beasts and you from the inside out in this action packed week of Mad Science. Have fun finding and magnifying nature’s smallest critters, from fungus to insects. Discover what that night-hunting owl found for dinner during our owl pellet dissection. Whip up your own Mad Mucus and find out about the “stuff” inside your body. Have some creepy-crawly fun building a bughouse and finding tenants, and use solar power to create your very own sun print. Birds & Beasts • Nature • Earth Awareness • Cell City • Organ Trail

Age 5-12
Lights, Camera, Reaction! Picture yourself as Sir Isaac Newton in this Mad Science camp as we discover how things move with science. Experiment with inertia and gravity as you learn what football players, ballet dancers and scientists have in common. Explore how equipment and movement work together to help you enjoy your favorite sports. Learn about photography and the movie making process as we examine how a camera works, how film captures light and stores images, how motion pictures got started, and how filmmakers make images move. Spend some time in the lab learning the tools and techniques that real chemists use, and perform some spectacular hands-on experiments. Shutterbugs • Science of Sport • Newton’s Loco-Motion • Crazy Chem-Works


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