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Want to take your class on an engaging science field trip without leaving school?  

Let us bring the science museum to you!

Mad Science can help you make dry science concepts come to life in a fun way with inquiry-based workshops that correlate directly to Florida's Next Generation Sunshine state grade level standards. Each workshop comes with:

  • Take Homes for every student and take home cards which serve to integrate the whole family with "what I learned" concepts and "something to do at home"  that re-enforces.  
  • Teacher Resource Package to help educators maximize the learning experience before and after each Mad Science workshop.

Our professional lesson plans present science concepts through hands-on activities and real life examples, with language that children understand. We present science in bold innovative ways that draw students into the exciting world of possibility and discovery.  Our proven method engages students in active experiential learning that heightens understanding, retention and application. By adhering to the scientific method in our workshops we develop critical and investigative thinking skills in students.  

 

Here are just a few of our fun and interactive STEM workshops:    

For a complete list see the document linked below this table

 

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Physical Science - Matter

Dry Ice Capades - Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal, and use your own thermocolor cup to test the temperature of liquid.

Slippery Science -  Explore chemical and physical change in matter through creating polymers and and other cool reaction,

 

Physical Science - Force, Motion, Energy

Magnetic Explorations- Discover how magnets attract and repel in this fantastic class. Make your own magnetic field tester to take home.

Simple Machines- Learn all about how simple machines make work easier. levers,inclined planes, pulleys, etc... Builds your own catapult to take home

Sound Basics - Explore Sound waves and vibration in this "off beat" workshop.  Experience how sound waves are created and transmitted through different states of matter

Fun-damental Forces -  Explore basic forces of Gravity, Inertia and centripetal in this introduction to.  Build your own catapults.  

 

Physical Science - Matter

Matter of Fact- Build model molecules and mix together chemicals to create physical or chemical changes. Copper plate a nickel though a chemical change

Jr. Reactors- Create a tiny world of atoms with your very own set of Atomic Coins! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results!

Harnessing Heat - Explore how temperature affects chemical change and change in state.  Watch sugar go from a solid to a liquid and then back to solid in a different form.  take home some cotton candy.... 

Playing With Polymers - Demystify a most beneficial molecule - Polymers.  Explore what makes polymers special,its amazing properties and what different types of polymers there are.  make a special polymer to take home.   

 

Physical Science - Force, Motion, Energy

Watt’s Up- Learn about static electricity, its properties, and its role in weather. Use a Van De Graff generator to see some truly “hair-raising” effects.

Sonic Sounds- Explore the phenomena of sound! through waves and vibration.  Experiment with our wacky voice effects generator.

Mischievous Magnets- Discover the amazing world of magnets. Learn how electricity can be used to make your own electromagnet!

Moving Motion- Catapult into Newton’s three laws of motion! See action & reaction at work with the Newton Spinner. 

Current Events-Take a tour on the electron freeway! Explore conductors and insulators and get basic circuits.  Create your own Circuit Maze kit.

 

Life science and Living Systems

Digging For Dinosaurs - See what dinosaurs and today’s animals have in common. Examine real fossil casts participate in a mini dino dig.

All About Animals- Explore the animal kingdom and learn about the habitats, adaptations and life cycles of your favorite creatures.

Decomposers- Learn about the importance of decomposition and its role in the food chain. Discover worms and their benefits.  Explore both plant and animal decomposers. 

Seeking Our Senses - Explore all 5 senses through various fun tests and see how they all work together to make "sense" of it all......

 

Life Science and Living Systems

Ecosystems - Investigate Interconnections present in nature and the essentials of a healthy environment

Grossology/Cells- Take an in-depth look at the parts of a cell, discover the difference between plant and animal cells. Make your own model cell to take home!

Body Basics - Explore our various body systems and and vital organs,  See what makes us tick and end the class with your very own body apron.

Life in the Sea- Discover ocean habitats by experimenting with sea water and it’s unique properties. Explore the creatures that inhabit the ocean and learn about how they survive.  

Earth/Space Science

Earthworks- Uncover rock samples and discover how they were formed. See how sediment stacks in a multi-purpose test tube.

Where's the Air - Discover the importance that covers 70% off the earth’s surface. See how ocean currents circulate and make your own wave modulator.

Space - Explore our solar system and outer space all around us. discover the importance of our sun as a creator of all our energy.

Earth/Space Science

Mineral Mania - Take a detailed look at the earth with our earth “dissection.” Learn how to classify rocks and go panning for gems.

Planets and Moons - Explore the furthest reaches of our solar system and learn how the planets stack up. Build a Kepler’s cube puzzle with cool planet facts.

Sun & Stars - Explore our sun and the life cycle of stars 

Walloping Weather - Explore what makes weather, the importance of air pressure, and types of precipitation.  experience all th ways to measure weather.

  • If unsure which workshop might be best for your class, simply give us a call or send us a note.  Our staff here are well versed in sunshine state next generation standards  and would be happy to help you select the most appropriate hands-on experience.
  • Team up with other classes and save. An individual workshop is priced at $170 each but 3 or more in the same day at your school reduces the price to $145 each.    

For a list of all our workshops see link here:

Mad Science Workshop Descriptions


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