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2018-2019 After-School Enrichment Topics

All of our classes are highly interactive, hands-on, inquiry based, age-appropriate, and fun! They are professionally developed and use unique equipment and materials. We are excited to offer 5 After-School Program topics throughout Maine and Southern New Hampshire this school year. To learn more about these topics, read below.

To see which topics are offered in your community during each session, please refer to our online registration.

 

MARVELS OF SCIENCE

RADICAL 

ROBOTICS

TAKE A BITE

OUT OF SCIENCE

BRIXOLOGY

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Do you have a big appetite for fun and insatiable curiosity? Come “Take a Bite Out of Science” with our indulging afterschool program full of exciting sampler “courses” that will satiate your imagination! Unravel the mystery of chemistry and watch crystals form in a water glass. Experiment with hovercrafts and mix up a foaming crazy concoction. Build and take-home a Technicolor Blender to demonstrate Newton’s color wheel invention and learn about adaptations of wild animals. Grab your ticket to the stars and investigate the sky with your own pocket sky map. Walk in the shoes of a detective and examine fingerprints, mystery powders, and ink samples. Get bug eyed with an Insect-A-Vision take home that gives you an insect’s point of view. Whether you like your science savory, spicy, or sweet, this program will surely satisfy your inquisitive appetite. 

 Note: There is no consumption of food in this class.

GRADES: K-5th 

Classes Offered: Bugs, Che-mystery, Detective Science, Lights Color Action!, Sun and Stars, Under Pressure, All About Animals, Kitchen Chemistry

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How does sound travel? What are clouds made of? How old would you be if you lived on Saturn? Join Mad Science after school and explore these countless wonders of science! Go on an explorative journey into the depths of the sea to discover what life beyond the waves has to offer. Then voyage to the center of the Earth as you investigate earthquakes. Blend some mixtures of your own and then use various tools to seperate them. Examine sound waves by changing the pitch of your voice. Even take a spacewalk mission that simulates a solar panel repair on the International Space Station! Investigate 3-D technology and use an animation machine to turn still images into a moving picture. Albert Einstein said: “The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” Come take a hands-on flight with your imagination into the many marvels of science!    

Grades: K-5th

Classes include:  Movie Effects, Earthworks, Living in Space, Science of Toys, Sonic Sounds, Walloping Weather, Life                                                               In The Sea, and Mix It Up

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We have Robotics down to a science and have designed an innovative and enriching program just for you! Expand your robotic curiosity after school by getting hands-on with modular robotic systems and various types of robots. Get firsthand experience with circuity, coding, mechanical systems, programming, real life applications, and much more. Snap together blocks to build your own circuits and explore sensors by coding a robot to do various tricks and curious movements. Program a robot through the Wild West, avoiding snakes and rivers to get it to its destination. Discover robots that go to space and intelligent humanoid robots that bring you as much learning as they do entertainment. Build your own series of thinking, sensing, and acting robots that exhibit novel behaviors of your own making. Finish off this radical session of robotics by building your very own robot to take home. Come learn Robotics the Mad Science way! 

Note: Your child will not get a take-home project every class. Participants will build one robot in our "Robot:Building" class that occurs at the end of this 6-8 week sesssion. One kit is built due to the very high cost of robotic kits, building complexity, and the time constraints as many robotics kits can take several hours to complete. If you wish to know more or have any robot specific questions, please do not hesitate to email us at: 

Grades: K-5th Grade

Classes Include: Robot Challenge, Gear it up, Robot Building-TableTop Robot , Robots In Action, Shocking Isn’t It?, Real Life Robots, Get Your Code On, & Sensory Overload

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The Mad Science BRIXOLOGY Program sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! This program is unlike any Bricks program your kid has ever done! Kids learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using LEGO® bricks. They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That’s not all, from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin!

Grades: 2nd-6th

Classes Include: Vehicles, Creatures, Aerospace, Bridges, Carnivals, Structures, Machines, and Boats

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In the Mad Science Mission Code program, kids learn and apply the basic principles of coding in a fun and educational game-like environment. The program helps them strengthen their math skills, visualize abstract concepts, and engage in creative problem solving. It also prepares them for a world where digital literacy is as important as reading and writing. Children will create their own online account using this Mad Science coding platform and will have free access to it for up to 1 year.

Note:  Your child will not make and take home projects during this coding program. Instead of our standard take-home project after each class, your child will be granted access to this coding platform for one year to contnue their learning at home. The cost of this year long subscription is included in the registration fee. After your childs year long subscription is up, you will be given the option thereafter to pay for the annual subscription to maintain access to their coding acccount. If you have any questions about this program, please 

Grades: 4th-6th

Classes include:Mission 1: Programming & Sequences, Mission 2: For Loops, Mission 3: Relative Directions, Mission 4: Algorithms ,Mission 5: Functions, Mission 6: Variables, Mission 7: Until Loops, & Mission 8: Conditionals.

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