Summer Science Holiday Camps in Cambridgeshire 2016
Mad Science is running more awesome, hands-on Cambridgeshire Summer holiday camps in 2016. We've been busy in the Mad Science laboratories, creating a whole new set of mega marvellous, mind-blowing experiments for your mini Mad Scientists - let the fun begin....!
All Mini Mad Scientists welcome... Look no further for a brilliant, investigative science camp to fill your school holidays. Our main aim is always to have FUN!
| LOCATION|| DATES & TOPICS|
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|FULBOURN - The Fulbourn Centre, CB21 5BS|| Sporting Challenge Day||Zip Zap Zoom||Mega Machine Mania||Superhero Senses||Spy Academy |
|CAMBOURNE - The Hub, CB23 6GW|| Spy Academy||Sporting Challenge Day||SOLD OUT||Mega Machine Mania||SOLD OUT|
|CAMBRIDGE CITY NETHERHALL - Netherhall Sports Centre, CB1 8NN||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|BRAMPTON - Brampton Memorial Centre, PE28 4TB||Superhero Senses ||Spy Academy||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||CANCELLED|
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| Fri |
|CAMBRIDGE CITY MORLEY - Morley Memorial Primary, CB1 7TX||Sporting Challenge Day ||Zip Zap Zoom||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|COTTENHAM - Cottenham Community Centre, CB24 8RZ||CANCELLED||Spy Academy||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||CANCELLED|
|BURWELL - Mandeville Hall, CB25 0AR||Spy Academy||Sporting Challenge Day ||Zip Zap Zoom||Mega Machine Mania||Superhero Senses|
|ROYSTON - St Mary's Catholic Church Hall, SG8 7DB||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses ||Spy Academy ||Sporting Challenge Day ||Zip Zap Zoom |
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|ELY - Kings Junior School, CB7 4DB|| Zip Zap Zoom||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses ||Spy Academy ||Sporting Challenge Day |
|CAMBOURNE - The Hub, CB23 6GW||Funky Fliers||CANCELLED||Sparky Science||Mindblowing Magic||Kaboom! It's Che-Mystery|
|TRUMPINGTON - Trumpington Meadows Primary, CB2 9AY||Spy Academy|| Sporting Challenge Day||Zip Zap Zoom||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses|
|WHITTLESFORD - Whittlesford Memorial Hall, CB22 4NE||Superhero Senses||Spy Academy||Sporting Challenge Day||SOLD OUT||Mega Machine Mania |
|CAMBRIDGE CITY QUEEN EMMA - Queen Emma Primary, CB1 8QY||Sporting Challenge Day ||Zip Zap Zoom ||Mega Machine Mania || ||Spy Academy |
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|FULBOURN - The Fulbourn Centre, CB21 5BS||Funky Fliers ||Wacky Waves ||Sparky Science ||Mindblowing Magic || Kaboom! It's Che-Mystery|
|CAMBRIDGE CITY - Morley Memorial Primary, CB1 7TX||Mindblowing Magic||SOLD OUT||Funky Fliers||Wacky Waves||Sparky Science|
|BURY ST EDMUNDS - Culford Pre-Prep School, IP28 6TX||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses||Spy Academy ||Sporting Challenge Day||Zip Zap Zoom|
|STEEPLE MORDEN - Steeple Morden Village Hall, SG8 0PD||Spy Academy ||CANCELLED||Zip Zap Zoom||Mega Machine Mania ||CANCELLED|
|GREAT CHESTERFORD - Chesterfords Community Centre, CB10 1NS||Sporting Challenge Day ||Zip Zap Zoom ||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses ||Spy Academy |
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|ELY - Kings Junior School, CB7 4DB||Funky Fliers||Wacky Waves ||Sparky Science ||Mindblowing Magic || Kaboom! It's Che-Mystery|
|FOXTON - Foxton Village Hall, CB22 6RN||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||CANCELLED||CANCELLED|
|NEWNHAM - Newnham Croft Primary, CB3 9JF||Mega Machine Mania ||Superhero Senses ||SOLD OUT||Sporting Challenge Day||Zip Zap Zoom|
Times: daily 10am-3pm (please bring a packed lunch and drink - N.B. WE HAVE A NO NUT POLICY)
By Phone - 01223 880997
By Email - email@example.com
EARLY BIRD COSTS (book by 5pm Tuesday 21st June): £32 per child/day!
NORMAL COSTS (after 5pm Tuesday 21st June):
5-Day Week Rate: £170 per child
Single Day Rate: £36 per child/day
GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book 5 children or more for any day and each child comes along for £30 per day! (please phone 01223 880997 to book this discount)
Camp Topic Summaries
Sporting Challenge Day -
What do footballers, scientists and ballet dancers have in common? Explore how Newton helps us learn why we move the way we do and improve the games we play. Our mini Mad Scientists experiment to see how Science affects all areas of sports equipment, movement and technique. Piled high with fun and games – you won’t know where the day has gone!
Zip Zap Zoom -
Discover the dynamics of rocket flight – “5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – take off”! Discuss and explore our Mad Science rockets while learning how and why they fly – in groups, design and launch your very own balloon rocket race! And finally take part in a NASA-style launching of model rockets.
Mega Machine Mania -
Catapult into this day of the Science of Marvellous Machines. Pinpoint the 5 simple machines and understand the science behind them. It's all to do with that wonderful word = ENERGY! See how our bodies sometimes work like a simple machine - clever, huh! And go on to play and experiment with some more complicated and exciting machines. A day full of engineering and technology basics for all you budding engineers!
Superhero Senses -
Who is your favourite superhero?? What special senses or powers do they have? And what happens if they lose their special superhero senses….?? This day explores the fascinating world of our sensational senses, how important they are and how our favourite superheroes can use them to save the world! Children will also use their very own superhero senses of touch, taste and smell to complete challenges during this all-encompassing day. And, just remember, seeing isn’t always believing….! Entering the world of optical illusions, your mini Mad Scientists will explore how we can fool our senses – the science behind it will explain all…
Spy Academy -
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Using the power of observation and all their Mad Science forensic training, our young detectives will have all they need to get started with their investigations. Children will find, collect, and analyze evidence using all the tricks and tests of the forensic trade! Then, they will explore fingerprint and footprint analysis, and become experts in handwriting as they try their hand at some real life graphology…!
Funky Fliers -
Courtesy of Mr Bernoulli’s laws of flight, your mini Mad Scientists will make all sorts of things move through the air! Using our knowledge of forces and aerodynamics, the children will create paper planes to change direction and attempt loop the loops! Then get ‘technical’ as we introduce the additions of rudders, ailerons and elevators – pretty impressive stuff, huh. Find out the science behind helicopters and where we can see their engineering reflected in nature…
Wacky Waves -
Children make waves with Wacky Water and immerse themselves in some wet and wonderful science. Sinking fizzy drinks cans will introduce the concept of density. The investigation continues with liquid layers in the Density Stacker activity. Children apply their knowledge to real-world problems such as oil spills. How hard are they to clean up?
Sparky Science -
Children get charged up about the science of current electricity! They learn how tiny invisible particles — electrons — power everything from the fridge to the radio. All their problem-solving skills are put to use to create series and parallel circuits. Completing the circuit lights a bulb and sounds a buzzer. Once children master circuits, they learn about insulators, conductors, and experiment to find out what conducts. Using this new know-how helps our mini Mad Scientists to solve mysterious hidden connections.
Mindblowing Magic -
The Science of Magic leaves children astounded, amazed, and educated! They learn how magicians use our assumptions and perceptions about how the world works to entertain us. Discovering how to make objects disappear and reappear using optical illusions, polymers, mirrors, as well as hidden compartments, sleight-of-hand, and misdirection are part of the learning experience. The art of escape with Houdini’s chains and the power of perception with the crayon mind-reading trick are a few classics.
Kaboom! It's Che-Mystery -
See Chemistry come alive before your eyes! The children discover the mysterious wonders of chemical science. They learn the difference between physical and chemical changes through exciting, hands-on investigations, watch crystals form in a water glass and see acetone reduce foam to a puddle of goo....! Children get their hands dirty with a non- Newtonian fluid and use hydrophobic compounds to make marbled masterpieces!