Mad Science is running more awesome, hands-on Essex and Suffolk Summer holiday camps in 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!
|LOCATION||DATES & TOPICS|
|Mon 25th July||Tues 26th July||Weds 27th July||Thurs 28th July||Fri 29th|
|LEIGHT ON SEA- Heycroft Primary, SS9 5SJ||Journey to Space||Shipwrecked Survival||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Epic Explosions|
|COLCHESTER - Straight Road Community Centre, CO3 9EF||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Need for Speed||Super Hero Senses||Potty Potions||Journey to Space|
|IPSWICH - Kesgrave Centre, , IP5 1JF||Epic Explosions||Whiz Kid Inventors||Need for Speed|| Journey to Space||Olympic Science Extravaganza|
|BILLERICAY - Buttsbury Junior School, CM12 0QR||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Epic Explosions||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Whiz Kid Inventors||Need for Speed|
|HUTTON - Hutton Community Centre, CM13 1LP||Shipwrecked Survival||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Fact or Fiction||Dinosaur Adventures||Potty Potions|
|Mon 1st Aug||Tues 2nd Aug||Weds 3rd Aug||Thurs 4th Aug||Fri 5th Aug|
|CHELMSFORD - Marconi Centre, CM2 8HN||Epic Explosions ||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Need for Speed||Whiz Kid Inventors||Shipwrecked Survival|
|ROMFORD - Gidea Park College, RM2 5JR||Shipwrecked Survival||Journey to Space||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Potty Potions||Need for Speed|
|GOSFIELD - Gosfield Prep School, CO9 1PF||Need for Speed||Epic Explosions||Super Hero Senses||Dinosaur Adventures||Olympic Science Extravaganza|
|BISHOPS'S STORTFORD -Summercroft Primary School. CM23 5BJ||Journey to Space||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Potty Potions||Shipwrecked Survival||Whiz Kid Inventors|
|Braintree 1 – Braintree District Museam,CM7 3HW||NO CAMP||Whiz Kid Inventors||Journey to Space||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Construction & Destruction|
|Mon 8th August||Tues 9th August||Weds 10th August||Thurs 11th August||Fri 12th|
|BRENTWOOD - Warley Primary School. CM14 5LT||Journey to Space ||Epic Explosions||Construction & Destruction||Fact or Fiction||Whiz Kid Inventors|
|IPSWITCH - Kesgrave Centre. IP5 1JF||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Fact or Fiction||Potty Potions||Shipwrecked Survival||Super Hero Senses|
|MALDON - Museum Of Power. CM9 6QA||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Whiz Kid Inventors||Super Hero Senses||NO CAMP||Potty Potions|
|RAYLEIGH - Our Lady Of Ransom. SS6 9EH||Whiz Kid Inventors||Construction & Destruction||Dinosaur Adventures||Potty Potions||Da Vinci's Discoveries|
|Mon 15th Aug||Tues 16th Aug||Weds 17th Aug||Thurs 18th Aug||Fri 19th Aug|
|COLCHESTER - Straight Road Community Centre. CO3 9EF||NO CAMP||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Epic Explosions||Whiz Kid Inventors||Shipwrecked Survival|
|BRAINTREE 2 - Great Bradford Juniors. CM7 9LW||Shipwrecked Survival||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Dinosaur Adventures||Epic Explosions||Super Hero Senses|
|CHELMSFORD - Marconi Centre. CM2 8HN||Journey to Space||Fact or Fiction||Super Hero Senses||Potty Potions||Da Vinci's Discoveries|
|ROMFORD - Gidea Park College, RM2 5JR.||Whiz Kid Inventors||Super Hero Senses||Fact or Fiction||Construction & Destruction||Epic Explosions|
|BENFLEET - South Benfleet Primary School, SS7 5HA||Super Hero Senses||Need for Speed||Epic Explosions||Fact or Fiction||Journey to Space|
|Mon 22nd Aug||Tues 23rd Aug||Weds 24th Aug||Thurs 25th Aug||Fri 26th Aug|
|BRENTWOOD - Warley Primary. CM14 5LT||Shipwrecked Survival|| Super Hero Senses||Need for Speed||Olympic Science Extravaganza||Potty Potions|
|BILLERICAY - Buttsbury Jnr School. CM12 0QR|| Journey to Space||Construction & Destruction||Potty Potions|| Super Hero Senses||Shipwrecked Survival|
|BISHOP'S STORTFORD - Summercroft Primary School. CM23 5BJ|| Super Hero Senses||Olympic Science Extravaganza|| Journey to Space||Need for Speed|| Fact or Fiction|
|GOSFIELD - Gosfield Prep School. CO9 1PF||Da Vinci's Discoveries||Fact or Fiction||Shipwrecked Survival||Potty Potions||Whiz Kid Inventors|
|TIPTREE - St Lukes Primary. CO5 0SU||Epic Explosions||Shipwrecked Survival||Construction & Destruction||Fact or Fiction||Journey to Space|
By Phone - 01245 363670
By Email - email@example.com
EARLY BIRD COSTS (book by 5pm 21st June): £32 per child/day!
NORMAL COSTS (after 5pm 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 to book this discount)
To be a superhero, you have got to have super senses! Put your super-hero-super-senses to the test. See, hear, touch, taste and smell your way through our series of superhero challenges! Sometimes our senses might work against us. Can you trick yours into believing something’s real when it’s not? Our experiments will help you discover your super hero super power for sure!
Journey to Space
Solar systems, Asteroids and G-force are just some of the things you’ll discover as we journey into space! Go through Astronaut training and learn about the phases of rocket flight before looking to Sir Isaac Newton for help as we blast a rocket over 200ft into the air! Get your space gear on and have a ride on our Mad Science Rocket car.
Olympic Science Extravaganza
Rio here we come! Science is behind some of our greatest sporting successes and we’re going to discover why. We’ll get hearts pumping, muscles moving and electrolytes energising as we experiment to find how science can help us become the greatest athletes in the world! Experiment to find out if you have the reaction time, balance and skills to be a world class science athlete!
Construction & Destruction
Create, build and break it all down! Explore all concepts of forces including circular forces and accept our structure challenges! Working in teams, we will be building bridges, towers and even buildings – who can build a building to withstand an earthquake or even a bomb!?
Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with all Mini Mad Scientists! We will be introduce the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up-close. The Jr. Palaeontologists will have a go at casting a dino fossil and make their very own T-Rex Tooth! They will also work get to flex their palaeontologist brains by participating in a dinosaur dig that will allow them to spend a day in the life of a dino hunter.
For millions of years things have been blowing up! You’ll discover what makes a volcano erupt and then re-create it. Watch as we make a fireball, balloons go boom and experience indoor fireworks! Then learn how to use chemicals safely and how and why things go boom! Have some fab fun mixing up some cool scientific explosions.
Mix chemicals and manipulate molecules to make some potty potions! Will they heat up, change colour or explode? Join us in the Loony Laboratory for the day to experiment, just like scientists have for years, to see what potions you can make and be amazed at what each one can do!
Leonardo da Vinci started as an artist and collected many scientific observations that he recorded in his notebooks over the course of his lifetime. Children learn about his many discoveries and try their hand at his experiments, from writing notes backwards, measuring human proportions, building a self-supporting arch bridge to building catapults. The budding inventors bring home their da Vinci designs and devices at the end of the day.
Whiz Kids Inventors
Inventions and patents to protect an invention were very popular in the late 1800s. Inventors Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were locked in several battles over electrical inventions of their era. The Jr Mad Scientists will work together to form circuits and recreate Tesla’s bright atmosphere for the 1893 World’s Fair. Talk about sound and learn that anyone, a child, woman or man, can be an inventor. From simple devices to Rube Goldberg devices we will get those creative juices flowing. Jr Inventors will perform as parts of a complex human machine, prepare a patent proposal and receive a patent certificate at the end of the camp day.
Archimedes and Benjamin Franklin both created devices to make their society function smoother. This day puts campers on a deserted island in which they must work together to invent a means for collecting food and water, build shelters and bridges. They use the tools at hand to write messages to send in a bottle and witness a volcanic eruption. The children eventually design a boat to escape the island and learn how a magnet can help search for shipwrecks.
Need for Speed
Think fast…Orville and Wilbur Wright worked together to develop the first self-controlled motorized flying machine. Their team efforts also lead to improved bicycle pedals, faster sleds, and cool toys. Children review technological advances in flight and work together to produce improved paper plane designs. They will work as a group to put historical flight events in chronological order. The children then step into space by launching self-built rockets and loading a payload capsule puzzle. These flight fanatics go home with a squadron of paper airplanes for further test flights.
Fact or Fiction
Is it true or science fiction! Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov wrote about future scientific inventions and developed their current technology into future possibilities. Today we will develop submarines that rise or sink, wind-up space stations, and design safety capsules for payloads returning from space. The Jr Explorers will use their brains to decipher fact from fiction, follow the telecommunications timeline and develop one for transportation. Future inventors will get a lesson on lasers, do a rocket relay, build a light stick and work on protecting a space ship from damaging space rays.