Mad Science of Maine sparks imaginative learning for K-6th graders when school is out! Children experience first-hand what science is all about by getting hands-on with project-based activities, observing fascinating demonstrations, taking part in inquiry-based discussions, and by extending their learning at home with correlated take-home projects. Engaged, active, enthusiastic, and of course FUN learning is what we are all about!
Here is a general list of Mad Science new protocols and operational initiatives:
-Staggered Drop Off & Pick Up
-Morning Health Screenings Upon Drop Off
-Group work converted to more solo projects
-Adapted curriculum in adherence to social distancing rules
-Classroom management adapted to social distancing
-Maximize and use outdoor space as much as possible
-When teacher outside of designated teaching zone, they will be required to wear a mask
-Seat markers to help reinforce distancing
-Guide for parents in preparation for camp
-Sanitation rules and equipment managed so as to be disinfected
-Regular hand washing and hand sanitation after each activity
-Hand sanitizer provided and applied as part of class
-Storage bins or designated areas for child belongings
Join Mad Science for a week of discovery and fun in this five-day Robotics Camp! Investigate robotic fundamentals with curious robots, learn about the history and current field of robotics, explore robot design potential by using robots that have big personalities, and build ingenious robots to take home. Compare, analyze, and test a variety of robots everyday that are correlated to the daily concepts. We will explore circuits, electricity, sensors, gears, and advanced robotic applications. Learn about the mechanical aspects of robots with gears, gear ratios, and torque. Pick up the basics of electricity by snapping together circuits to make a remote control rover robot. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, industrial robots, app-controlled performance bots, robotic pets, the worlds smartest and smallest robot, and so much more! Our future roboticist's round out the week getting more in depth experience programming robots as they cycle through programming stations that will enrich their understanding of programming. We welcome all children to become the creative camper's that will design tomorrow’s robots today!
Become a Mad Science secret spy and take a fascinating journey into the world of detection, forensics, and classified information. Go undercover with your spy name and decode messages from other agents using your top secret tools and techniques. Join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigation and sniff out forgeries and counterfeits. By the end of this Spy Academy week you’ll be a real Mad Science Secret Agent equipped with take home investigation tools! Each day includes several take home projects that are integrated into this Spy Science themed Camp.