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Science Clubs 4 Schools

 

Looking for a great extra-curricular program to offer to your students?

We offer hassle-free programs that can run during the lunch break or after school!

Mad Science takes all the hassle and frustration out of running an extra-curricular program because we do all the work for you!

Since 1996 Mad Science of Southern Alberta has been making science fun and exciting for elementary school-aged children during the lunch break & after school.  Like all of our other programming, Science Clubs 4 Schools will spark a child's curiosity and interest in science.   Science Clubs 4 Schools provide safe, fun, interactive, hands-on science activities in classes led by energetic Mad Science Instructors.

 

Science Clubs 4 Schools...

  • are appropriate for children grades 1 - 6.

  • provide a substantial focus on our natural environment.

  • help children develop & use intellectual skills.

  • include structured interaction among children where supervisors help children develop interpersonal skills.

  • provide enrichment in the academic subject of science.

  • meet STEM objectives.

  • use professional lesson plans, materials and equipment, all provided by Mad Science.

  • are led by trained, dynamic & professional instructors, all with up-to-date safety background checks.

  • are typically made up of 8 classes conducted once a week over a 8 - 10 week period.

  • are accompanied by Mad Science Branded Take-Home Products which will reinforce class concepts.

  • are offered Fall (October - December), Winter (January - March) & Spring (April - June).

Each year we create a new 8-week program to offer to the schools.  We provide all the registration materials and can offer hassle-free, on-line registration.

Our programs are one-of-a-kind and original.  We do not rely on other brand-names and trademarks to create & promote our programs.

As we wish to make our programs as accessible as possible, and love to have any eager student in our class, we are also happy to provide scholarships to students appointed by the school. 

 

READY FOR 2014/2015!!!

THE ACADEMY OF MAD SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Made up of the following 8 classes:

Watts Up:  The sparks will fly as we explore the world of static electricity!  Students will create static fields and witness a sparking light demonstration with our electrostatic machine, the Van de Graff Generator.  Children take home their own Mad Science Static Stick Kit* for some shocking fun at home.

Sonic Sounds:  This class has got some real good vibes!  Engaging sound experiments and lively demonstrations illustrate the properties of groovy sound waves.  We manipulate the frequencies of student voices to make them sound not at all like themselves!  Children complete the class with their own Mad Science Sonic Horn* to make some wacky vibes at home with.

Optical Illusions:  Things are not quite what they seem in this topsy-turvy class that challenges students to see the physics of optical illusions.  Engaging demonstrations and activities teach students the science of optics.  Students build and keep their very own Mad Science Periscope*.

Tantalizing Taste:  The nose knows!  Develop a taste for science in this flavorful class.  Hands-on experiments and tasty demonstrations will give students an excellent understanding of our sense of taste and smell.  Children will take home their own Mad Science Scratch'n Match Kit*.

Magnetic Magic:  Explore the two sides of magnetism.  Magnetic mysteries are solved as we explore the basic principles governing magnets.  Hands-on experiments create magnetic fields & forces and cool demonstrations illustrate the magnet's gravity-defying abilities.  The magnetic fun never ends when children take home their own Mad Science Magnet Lab Kit*.

Mission Nutrition:  Take a bite of nutritional science pie!  Students perform experiments to learn how our bodies fuel up on food.  This class increases knowledge, stimulates motivation, and encourages healthy attitudes toward personal health, nutrition and fitness.  This class will have veryone stepping out with their own Mad Science Step-O-Meter*.

Harnessing Heat:  This class is hot and cool!  Students learn all about heat and heat transfer as we introduce the physical facts of heat.  Cool hands-on experiments heat up the learning with thermometer building and temperature tests.  The learning experience continues after class with the Mad Science Heat Sheet*.

Lights, Color, Action!:  See the light in this fun-filled class that explores the world of light and color.  Activities involving spectroscopes, ultraviolet light and chromatography provide entertaining lessons on the science of light.  Children build and keep their own Mad Science Technicolor Blender* which reinforces the concept of Newton's Color Wheel.

*Mad Science Branded Take Home Projects. Take Home Projects may change due to availability and new products being introduced.

 

 

THE NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS*

OUR MISSION IS COMPLETE FOR 2013/2014!  Will relaunch again in the FUTURE.......

*A Mad Science & NASA collaborated program

 

The NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning draws on NASA's extensive resources to develop educational programs that raise the public's awareness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their relation to our everyday world.  Working together with common goals, Mad Science and the NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning have created THE NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS, an unparalleled Science Club 4 School Program that brings the excitement and wonder of NASA's activities to you!

THE NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS IS MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING 8 CLASSES:

Planets & Moons:  Explore the farthest reaches of our Solar System and create a lunar eclipse in this "mad" planetary tour!  Learn how the planets stack up and build to take home your own Gravity Assisted Launcher*!

Atmosphere & Beyond:  We're on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth and beyond!  Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset.  Mix up planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time!  Build you own Meteorological Station*.

Space Phenomena:  Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this phenomenal program on space events.  See comets up close as one is formed right before your eyes and assemble your own Lightening Launcher* to look at the sky at home.

Sun & Stars:  This stellar program is your ticket to the stars.  Watch star dust burn and journey through a soapy galaxy as your investigate the life cycle of stars.  Have a blast with your very own Cosmic Disk* to take home.

Rocket Science:  This is your chance to be a rocket scientist!  Investigate the four forces of flight with the help of a very unique flying object.  Explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build your own Skyblazer Rocket*!

Space Travel:  Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter.  Race a balloon rocket and design you own car engine as you learn about thrust.  See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch and build your very own Space Copter* to fly to the skies!

Space Technology:  Discover technology designed for outer space!  Steer a laser beam through a laser maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology and discover everyday objects orginally designed for use in outer space.  View cool images of outer space after class in your own Stereoscopic Viewer*.

Living in Space:  Live the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight.  Find out how much you would weigh if you lived on Pluto and how old you would be if you lived on Saturn.  Re-enact an actual spacewalk task with your own Cosmic Chronometer* you take home.

*Mad Science Branded Take Home Projects.  Take Home Projects may change due to availability and new products being introduced.

         COSMIC DISK

    SPACE TELESCOPE

SKYBLAZER ROCKET

 

 

           STEREO VIEWER

 

 

 CALL US TODAY AND MAKE YOUR LUNCH TIME OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN 2014/2015 A BLAST!!!!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD IN A MAD SCIENCE CLUB BEING HELD AT YOUR SCHOOL.

 


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