Mad Science comes to you!
There is no need to rent buses, get waivers signed, or recruit parent volunteers!
Mad Science of Southern Alberta will enhance your science class with inquiry-based workshops that meet Provincial curriculum requirements. Structured as an in-class field trip, a Mad Science workshop is a very convenient way to offer students a hands-on science experience full of hands-on activities, spectacular demonstrations & inquiry-based discussions without leaving the school. With professional lesson plans, unique equipment and animated instructors (with background safety checks), Mad Science workshops offer preschool to sixth grade children truly engaging learning experiences that encourage the pursuit of STEM careers and we have dozens of workshop topics to choose from!
Our workshops are also perfect for Home School Groups, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Sparks, Libraries, After-School Care Programs, Daycares, Summer Camps and any where else that there are children.
All of our workshops for grades one - six are one hour long and are for a group of up to 30 children. One hour workshops start at $150 plus gst. We do extend discounts to multiple bookings of the same workshop made on the same day. To see a list of our workshops please click on the "Workshop Descriptions" tab above.
Note: Our Preschool & Kindergarten Workshops can be found at http://calgary.madscience.org/preschool-kindergarten-school-calgary.aspx
"Thank you for all the great visits this year (Simple Machines, Electricity and Chemistry). Yesterday, the Grade 5's were SO excited about every aspect of Potions Pam's presentation. Lots of excitement, giggles, and engaged learning. Every visit, with every scientist, was fabulous and left us with a memorable learning experience which we could apply to our Alberta science curriculum." (Ms. T. from the Glenmore Christian Academy).
"We have just wrapped up our session today...the kids loved it. They enjoyed the stations and then making the cars and racing them. Thanks for the program. Can't wait til next year!!! (Ms. W. from St. Joan of Arc on Mad Machines).
|"Thank you for helping to learn about rocks and minerals. We had lots of fun finding shark teeth, creating volcanoes, making the earth and learning about different kinds of rocks and minerals. Thank you again." (from Sarah Thompson Elementary School on Mineral Mania).|
||"...our Mad Science experience was awesome. Hurricane Holly did a wonderful job with our special needs students and they are still talking about what a great experience it was." (Anne, Strathmore High School).|
|"Leona was fantastic!!! Everyone had a blast learning!! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to see what grade I teach next year so I can book you guys again!! (Manon, St. Michael's School).|
Schools who host a Mad Science Club will create an opportunity to spark imaginative learning during the lunch hour or after school when the bell rings!
Our programs provide a substantial focus on our natural environment, help children develop & use particular intellectual skills, include structured interaction among children where supervisors help children develop interpersonal skills & provide enrichment in the academic subject of science.
These programs are typically made up of 8 classes, scheduled over a 10 week period, each of which are one hour in length, hands-on and themed around a particular area of science with such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers, weather, chemistry, space, detective science, the science of toys, the science of flight, electricity, structures, bugs, animals, life in the sea, movie effects, robotics and much much more.
Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, catapults, anaglyph sea puzzles, hand-powered flashlights, cartoon creators, drag racers, yo-yos, sonic horns, technicolor blenders, secret code breakers, spynoculars, periscopes, Mad Science putty, atomic coins, cameras, robotic arms and so much more.
Like all of our programs, Mad Science Clubs 4 Schools offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be! To see a description of our 2013/2014 program, THE NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS, please click on the "Science Clubs 4 Schools" tab above. This program will be out of this world!!!!
If you are a parent and would like to register your child in a Science Club 4 School Program please click here:
If you are a principal, assistant principal, teacher or parent of a school and are interested in learning more about our In-Class Workshops or Science Clubs 4 Schools please call us at (403)263-4140. We would also be happy to come to your school's next parent council meeting to discuss any of our programs and answer any questions you may have about Mad Science.
Our approach to teaching encourages children to pursue STEM careers.