|Session One: Monday, August 6 - Friday August 10. 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 1-5. Calling all agents! This camp is part forensics and part “spy 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 home projects include an ultraviolet Fingerprint 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.
Red Hot Robots: 1 pm - 4 pm. Appropriate for students entering grades 1-5. Are you ready to take over the world with your cunning creations (Mwah Ha Ha Ha Ha! ),
or would you like to design machines that can save the planet? Start here and train with other future roboticists. Explore the basic and complex technology used to
design and build robots. Discover how machines and robots work and how they make our lives easier. Learn about simple machines, gear structure, gear ratios,
battery wiring, motor principles, and electronic circuits. Experiment with different forms of locomotion, including wheels, legs, and “tracks” and even wind powered
walking creatures. Campers will spend time each day building a robot that they take home at the end of the week.
Groups will be separated into different age groups.
Session Two: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17. Cost: $175 Half Day (One Class). $315 Full Day ( Both Classes 9am-4pm)
Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions 9 a,m - 12 pm Appropriate for students entering grades 1-5 This inventor’s 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 purify
water, protect yourself and your teammates 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. While Thomas Edison said
invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration…this camp is 100% fun!
NASA: Journey Into Outer Space 1:00 - 4 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 s
pace 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.
Full day campers should bring a lunch. All children should bring a drink or water bottle.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES VISIT: MidHudson MadScience Website or call 845-294-5434