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2017-2018 After-School Enrichment Programs


Mad Science is currently offering 3 different AfterSchool Enrichment Programs in 45-50 Maine Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  Each program runs as a 6-8 week session and covers a wide range of exciting elementary science topics. We have developed a variety of 8 week systems to always keep things fresh and new for the children that love Mad Science After School and attend every session.  All classes are highly interactive and include take home projects. Read more below to find out what makes these Afterschool Program topics so unique and cool!


Fall 2017 Session 

October 2 - December 18, 2017

*Make up Weeks: December 4 - 18, 2017 

Zone 1: "Jump Into the Future" 

Zone 2: "Energize It" 

Winter 2018 Session

January 22 - March 23, 2018

*Make up Weeks for Snow Days: March 26-April 6, 2018 

Zone 1: "Engineering Mania" 

Zone 2: "Jump Into the Future"

 Spring 2018 Session

 April 9 - June 8, 2018

*Make up Week: June 11-15, 2018

Zone 1: "Energize It"

Zone 2: "Engineering Mania" 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Calling all creators, innovators, and future explorers…it’s time to jump into the future after school!! Embark upon a quest for alternative energy and experiment with solar power and fuel cells. Explore the planet’s atmosphere and make a meteorological station. Learn about robots as you laugh hysterically at an animated automaton. Hop on board the chemistry express and perform split-second chemical reactions that go like mad. Get charged up about current electricity by building circuits. Conduct hair raising experiments and watch flying saucers skyrocket from our Van De Graff Generator! Wire your brain by creating a real telephone network to talk to your classmates. Experiment with lasers and learn the principles of radar technology. We don’t just look to the future in this program, but blast off into the 21st century by inspiring you to be the one to create it!


Classes include: Super Power Sources, Radical Robots, Atmosphere & Beyond, Get Connected, Chem In A Flash, Current Events, Space Technology,  & Watts Up!




Program Description: Hop on board the Mad Science express for a high-speed, hands-on science experience guaranteed to energize your mind! Explore the many facets of energy, forces, motion, potions, and yes…slime! Reach for your potential and ramp up your thinking about energy with gadgets, cars, and catapults. Discover how to make objects disappear and reappear as we unravel the mysteries of magic using science. Slide down the colorful pH scale and make liquids bubble, fizz, and pop. Learn the physics of optical illusions and build your very own periscope. Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around as you discover the slimy properties of your favorite polymer. Act out hot molecule movements and discover some unusual applications of glow-in-the dark technology. Explore forces by making centrifuges, spinning gyroscopes, and building your own center of gravity game to take home. This program is so energizing, even gravity can’t keep you down!  Put your seat belt on…these energetic classes are going to make you have a blast!


Classes: Energy Burst, Optical Illusions, PH Phactor, The Glow Show, Harnessing Heat, Science of Magic, Fundamental Forces, & Slime Time.



Program Description: Do you have an excessive enthusiasm for science? Or as we call it, “Mad Science Maine-ia”!? Let’s nourish that enthusiasm and upkeep that curiosity through exciting exploration into the many exciting aspects of Engineering! Become a junior architect and engineer by building model bridges and arches. Discover how airplanes defy gravity as you make a rotor kite twist and an airship twirl. Create a large child-operated pulley system and build a rubber band dragster. Make chemical engineering come to life as you mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. Get hands-on with rocket propulsion and blast off rockets across the room. Explore the role of magnetism in our everyday lives with swinging compasses and motorized devices. Put the “loco” in motion and explore Newton’s laws with crash test dummies and rubber band propelled rockets. Imagine, build, design, and have a scientific blast as we channel your excessive enthusiasm in this exciting introduction into the world of Engineering!


Classes: Super Structures, Magnetic Magic, Rocket Science, Mad Machines, Junior Reactors, Space Travel, Moving Motion, & Fantastic Flyer


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