Mad Science of Maine's Camp Curriculum is...
*Exciting themes that encourage exploration and engage curiosity
*Updated every year by our Research & Development team made up of scientists and educators.
*Designed to keep children healthy in the summer time by integrating active games and physical activities.
*Tested for safety & effectiveness in getting children excited about science.
*Designed for diverse groups of children of all backgrounds and interests.
For the camper who wants to try it all this Mad Lab variety camp is for you! This camp has Mad Science’s coolest bits and pieces that will make you go scientifically bonkers! It’s one of our new favorites with fast paced experiments one after another in topics like Laser Light, Electricity, Power and Energy, Che-mystery, and Magnets! Experience FIZZ”-ical Phenomena by stirring up some crazy concoctions, create cool gases, electroplate coins, and make crystals. Dive into electricity by experimenting with Squishy Circuits and mini Van De Graff sticks. Learn about power and energy by building chemical batteries and solar powered devices. Use lasers to send music across the room and print 3d Holograms. Learn the magic behind magnets by building speakers, levitating magnets, and making magnetic putty. In this camp, you will certainly become a certified “Mad” Scientist! It’s a camp so great it’s Super-Duper!
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Become a Mad Science secret spy and take a fascinating journey into the world of detection, forensics, and classified information. Go undercover with your spy name and decode messages from other agents using your top secret tools and techniques. Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigation and sniff out forgeries and counterfeits. By the end of this Spy Academy week you’ll be a real Mad Science Secret Agent equipped with take home investigation tools ranging from Spy Glasses to Secret Safes! Each day includes several exciting take home projects that are integrated into this Spy Science themed Camp.
***NEW UPDATES: This camp is different than the Radical Robotics AfterSchool Program. New Robots will be built in this camp. More technology has been integrated with new robots for hands-on experimentation. Including a computer, IPads, modular robot building sets, and new programmable robots.
Join Mad Science for a week of discovery and fun in this five-day Robotics Camp! Investigate robotic fundamentals, learn about the history of robotics, from literature to engineering advancements, & build ingenious robots to take home every day. We will explore circuits, electricity, sensors, gears, and advanced robotic applications. Learn about the mechanical aspects of robots, with gears, gear ratios, torque and pick up the basics of electricity. Innovative circuit-building "maker" activities will creatively build children’s electric and robotic knowledge. In groups, children will put together circuits to make their own robot. Children compare, analyze and test a variety of robots everyday that is correlated to daily concepts. Experiment with sound sensing robots, animatronics, line-tracking robots, industrial robots, surveillance bots, IPad controlled performance bots, robotic pets, the worlds smartest and smallest robot. Children will use IPad's throughout the week to learn about today's robots and even build their creative confidence by making their own remote control! Our future roboticist's round out the week getting more in depth experience programming robots as they cycle through programming stations that will enrich their understanding of programming. Which of our creative camper's will design tomorrow’s robots? Could it be you?
Half Day Camp, 9am-12pm
Become a Mini Mad Scientist! This camp is a great introduction to the sciences and is aimed at the little ones in our lives. This Junior Mad Science camp is a half-day program full of a variety of science topics that will excite and entertain young learners! Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. And are given the chance to become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in mini dinosaur dig. Campers explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. The forces of the world come together in an exciting day devoted to gravity, inertia and energy. The week ends with an exciting mission to space to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects are built every day! Projects including crystals and rocks for starting a rock collection, fossils, periscope, center of gravity star, spacewalk challenge, cartesian diver, and more! ***This is a tentative description, curriculum is subject to change.