Christmas Science Holiday Camps in Cambridgeshire 2016
Mad Science is running more awesome, festive Cambridgeshire Christmas holiday camps this 2016. Let the fun begin....!
All Mini Mad Scientists welcome... If you are between the age of 4 and 11 years old then look no further for a brilliant, investigative activity camp to fill your school holidays. Our main aim is always to have FUN!
Times: daily 10am-3pm (please bring a packed lunch and drink)
By Phone - 01223 880997
By Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY BIRD BOOKING: £32 per day/child (available until Mon 5th Dec 2016)
NORMAL COSTS: £36 per child/day (after Mon 5th Dec 2016)
GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book 5 children or more for any day and each child comes along for £30 per day! (please phone to book this discount)
Camp Topic Summaries
Festive Fizz Pop Bang!
A whirlwind tour of our very best festive favourites! Let’s have fun making Santa shoot out of some chimneys using air thrust, gets hands-on with some present-feeling (it’s all in the scientific method!) and look up to the stars as we track Santa’s Christmas Eve present-dropping using some amazing astronomy… We then put on our engineering hats, to build the strongest Christmas tree from kitchen cupboard essentials - then put a fairy on the top! Who can build the strongest and tallest tree for our festive fairies?! Then we will literally be burning money in our quest to discover the most jaw-dropping Christmas science!
Rudolph's Radical Reactions
The very best of Christmas Chemistry! We will ‘catch’ some very special festive shadows using crazy chemiluminescence, then explore the science behind Rudolph’s bowl of milk – you won’t believe your eyes… Get hands-on with one of our favourite chemical reactions whilst making glittery Christmas baubles, which our Mini Mad Scientists will get to take home. Then blast off with some burning Christmas list tea bag rockets and watch in awe as we watch colourful Christmas crystals grow before your eyes… The chemistry of Christmas has never been so much fun!
Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Yes, that’s right – today we will be delving into the science of everything snow-y! Use your best animal tracking instincts to find reindeer footprints in the snow. Then explore the spectacular science of ice as we create a ‘skater’s edge’ and make our very own frosty paper – brrrrrrrrrr… Your mini Mad Scientists will put on their chemistry hats to build some 3D snowflakes and then see the fast magic of a chemical reaction, as we quickly defrost a snowman in front of your eyes… Blink and you’ll miss it! Then visit the movies as we experiment with special snow effects and, finally, we will follow a recipe to make our very own eye-boggling, physics-defying, super sticky snow…
Get bubble-making with our Mad Scientists on this day full of jaw-dropping bubble-based experiments… We’ll be creating our very own GIANT bubble rainbow, setting off some awesome bubble rockets and using our Mad Science skills to make our bubbles fly, sink, bounce and even glow! Who can create the biggest bubble in the room – will it be big enough for our Mad Scientists to stand in – surely not?! And we explore whether we can make square, sausage-shaped, rectangular or star-shaped bubbles. Our day in the wacky world of bubbles will open the door to all sorts of physics and chemistry discoveries…
Join us for a journey back in time looking at the history of our greatest Mad Scientists! Catapult into Newton's three laws of motion, unwind with Archimedes and his amazing screw and get your physics brain energised with Einstein. Why do we fall down towards Earth rather than towards the Sun, how does air stick two things together (all hail to the marvellous Otto Va Guericke!) and why does every action have an equal and opposite reaction? Pay homage to George Devol and his wonderful work with Robotics, then be electrified as we explore and experiment with the inspiring invention of Mr Van Der Graff. During this day your mini Mad Scientists will be blown away with a hands-on look at the dramatic discoveries of air, energy, engineering and ‘fun-damental’ forces across the ages. Who will be the next ‘Giant of Science’?