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South Portland Lab Events

STEAMing Science Spectacular Event

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Where:   Mad Science Lab, 105 Main St, South Portland, ME MAP

What do we mean when we say that we “spark imaginative learning” in children? Come find out at our 2019 STEAM expo for young innovators, creators, tinkerers, and emerging scientists! This event is specially designed by Mad Science and is dedicated to empowering young people through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We will be featuring hands-on booths about animation, robotics, coding, engineering, and more! Participants can use a mini-green screen to create an animation short, get immersed in our Makerspace as they create their own inventions, learn about coding, build arches & bridges, and even program robots through a maze! Take a selfie as an astronaut or dress up like an engineer with friends at our Photo Booth. Enter our raffle for a chance to win a basket of our favorite STEAM science goodies. Experience how we bring science alive with rocket launches and a presentation of our brand new 3…2…1…Blast Off Show! This event is open to families with children ages 3-12 years old. But of course, you can always bring your younger or older siblings along for a spectacular time! Admission and activities are free, but we will be selling science kits and toys, cotton candy, popcorn, beverages, and make and take slime.

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Hands-On STEAM Stations & Activities Featured:


Animation Station: Children will learn the science behind animation by experimenting with praxinoscopes, flipbooks, and strobotops. They will be given the opportunity to mix technology and their own creativity to create their own animation shorts using small green screens and props.

 MakerSpace Madness: Our minds are meant for MAKE-ing! At this station, kids will be given a variety of materials taken from our Mad Science Maker Supply to create their own wacky inventions, contraptions, & projects. Supplies include teachergeek parts, circuity & robotics parts, and varying basic materials. Maker books and resources will be available on site for inspiration.
Misison Code and Robot Recruit Station: Children will have a chance to get hands-on with coding principles & robotics. Play games that challenge computational thinking skills and get a quick introduction to our <Mission: Code> Coding Camp. Program a few robots like our Bee Bots & Ozobots and even navigate one through a wooden maze. 

Engineering Exploration: Become a structural and civil engineer in this hands-ion station full of bridges, arches, machines, and more! Build a life size arch, play jenga, build structures using different shapes, and take on the equilibrio challenge.

Electrical Engineering Station: Learn about circuitry by building creations on our life-size snap-circuit wall and navigate around a circuit maze, and so much more.

Slime Booth: Make and take home the coolest polymer of all time, SLIME! There will be a cost to make slime. You may purchase tokens at the door to particpate at this station. It will cost $1 to make slime.
 Photo Booth: Take a selfie or photo with a friend dressed up like an astronaut, builder, doctor, and more!
Other Activities: We will have outdoor games available like cornhole and a 24ft parachute. Kids can put on termporary tattoos and even enter our raffle. We will be raffling off some our favorite STEAM Science Kits. One raffle ticket per family, 

Entertainment Schedule:

-2 Rocket Launches- Soar to new heights of understanding! Have you ever seen a rocket fly 250 feet and travel at 200 km/h? Well, with this introduction to rocket science you will! 


-3...2...1...Blast Off Show- Explore Space as we embark on an out-of-this-world galactic expedition!  From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this stellar space show will send your youngsters to the Moon!  


-Dj’d Music- In between shows, you will be able to jam out to our favorite hits as you dance your way to each activity.


-T-shirt Give Aways- We will be shooting some cool science swag out of a cannon throughout the day, be ready!


-Ramp It Up Show- Hop on board the Mad Science express and get ready for a high speed romp into energy and power! Reach your potential and become ecstatic as we make things fly, spin, and soar. 


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