Mad Science Summer Camps at Lakeside Park

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Mad Science Summer Camps at Lakeside Park

Session One:  Monday, August 7 – Friday August 11 Cost:  $175 Half Day (One Class). $315 Full Day ( Both Classes 9am-4pm)
Mad Machines and Crazy Contraptions: 9 am – 12 pm. Appropriate for students entering grades 1-6. This summer camp is designed by you – the inventor.  Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind.  If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive?  You will need to build shelter, find food and purity water, protect yourself and your team mates from the elements and find a way off the island – or die trying (not really),  Journey to the future and examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century.  Then design the future – today. “Create” mini light sabers, “green energy”, and hovercraft.  With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and experiment with a Salt Water Fuel Cell Car.  While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!NASA: Journey Into Outer Space: 12:45 pm – 3:45 pm.  Appropriate for students entering grades 1-5. Kids start in the Earth’s atmosphere and end up in the stars in this super sampler of space science.  This voyage of discovery will explore planets, moons, comets, and other phenomena in our solar system.   Come investigate our sun, and other stars and the galaxies they form.  Build a Mad Science rocket and then design, build and launch your own version.   Learn about the challenges of living in space and undergo astronaut training.  Work with Lenses and build a telescope.  Discover technologies developed for use in outer space while navigating a laser maze.Campers will have lots of projects to make and take home including two rockets, space copter, meteorological station, star chart, and a telescope.  Material developed by Mad Science in partnership with NASA.

Session Two:  Monday, August 14 – Friday August 18 Cost:  $175 Half Day (One Class). $315 Full Day ( Both Classes 9am-4pm)
Secret Agent Lab:  9 am – 12 pm.  Appropriate for students entering grades 2-6.  Calling all agents!  This camp is part forensics and part “spay science”.  Step into the shoes of a detective – uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis.  Students will create, collect, and analyze evidence and discover what skills are necessary as a crime scene lab technician.  They examine clues and get hot on the trail of a culprit, and then connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in a hands-on investigation.  From edible messages and decoding clues, students will have the opportunity to check out some of the skills that spies must master as they journey into the world of espionage.  Take hove projects include an utlraviolet Finger print Finder kit, Spyglasses that let you secretly watch people who are behind you, Spy-noculars, a Secret Code Breaker, and an Inspecti-kit for evidence collection.

Crazy ChemWorks:  12:45 pm – 3:45 pm.  Appropriate for students entering grades 2-6.  The most frequent reaction to the chemistry demonstrations in this camp is “Wow!” – one simple word with great experiences behind it?  During this action-packed camp kids explore chemistry in a playful, safe manner.  With spectacular hands-on activities and amazing demonstrations, kids will both learn and apply the concepts, tools and techniques of real chemists.  Camper will start by learning real lab techniques and safety an experiment tube, pH paper, a themo-color cup, and more!  They will experiment with super-sticky-stuff, explore glow-in-the-dark technology, mix potions, make slime, and grow crystals!  Each camper will take home a full set of Mad Science lab gear that includes a graduated cylinder, a beaker, a flask, procedures, and then use these to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combos.

Full day campers should bring a lunch.  All children should bring a drink or water bottle.



Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
  No Registration Required Register at Mad Science Summer Camps at Lakeside Park N/A N/A MTuWThF 08/07/2017 – 08/18/2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lakeside Park

Author: Harlem Valley News