Mad Science Spring Workshops
Detective Science (ages 7 – 12) - March 29
Are you ready to investigate? Participants will become science sleuths as they discover how chemistry provides evidence at the scene of the crime. During this hands-on detective work, children will gather and test 'crime scene' clues, make and analyze their own fingerprints, decipher codes and encrypt messages.
Glow Show (ages 7 – 12) - April 12
Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light! Probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology! Use your Blacklight Writer to make secret messages that only you can see!
Movie FX (ages 7 – 12) - May 3
Grab your popcorn but don't sit back…we're going to learn first-hand how advances in science and technology make our favorite special effects possible! Children will take home a Cartoon Creator that they've made themselves! It's Einstein meets Spielberg in a class of 3..2..1…action!
Dry Ice Capades (ages 7 – 12) - May 24
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Children will be introduced to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. They will witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice & the spectacular "smoke" it creates. They will learn that dry ice is really frozen CO2 and will experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and, finally, a spooky scene.