Mad Science Class for Kids
Name: Mad Science Class for Kids
Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Mad Science is an after school science class that transforms laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences for kids from K-6. This session we will work on: Radical Robots - Get wrapped up in the world of robotics. Learn how robots make our lives easier. See how science and technology go hand in hand by building a robotic hand that you can manipulate at home. Energy Burst! - Explore the energy of motion (potential versus kinetic energy), and how energy can be conserved. Spring into action with poppers, boinks, and jumping frogs. Build your own catapult to take home. Mix It Up - Shake up the idea of water and solutions. Pick up concepts of physical mixtures, solutions, and suspensions as you clarify water and separate mixtures. Take home your own Super Sorter! Get Connected - Take a trip on the communication highway as you set up telephone networks, wind through a cell tower relay, and learn how to track cell phone users. Junior scientists will show off their telecommunication knowledge with a worldwide fiber optic Wired World take-home. Moving Motion - Catapult into Newton’s three laws of motion! Perform hands-on experiments to investigate friction, inertia, motion and forces. Twirl into action with the Newton Spinner and continue the fun at home. Super Power Sources - Embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. Harness the sun’s heat with a parabolic mirror and ramp up a power generation station. Tight teamwork turns on solar devices and a united breath of air runs a fan-powered light bulb. Take home Crank’n Shine, your own handcrank flashlight. Classes are held on campus immediately after school. Snacks are provided!