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!
Mad Science has had to make changes to the August 3rd program originally Reactions and Actions. It's not something that they usually do, but they have needed to switch some topics due to supply limitations and Covid protocol.
Makers of the Future
Come one, come ALL young minds, and hop on the MAKER train! Our minds are made for MAKE-ing and this cutting edge camp is guaranteed to inspire the emerging inventor, designer, artist, engineer, and tinkerer. STEAM thinking gets activated through hands-on exploration with intelligent robots, stop-motion animation, game design, and app-enabled building blocks that teach innovation. Children engage with the inventor’s cycle by snapping together electronic building blocks to create various gizmos and gadgets. Discover the FUN-damentals of programming with three intelligent robots that have big personalities. Build mechanical devices to solve problems and invent an app-enabled smart car. We move from the past to the present of game design, leading an animated character on an adventure using coding blocks. Take a look back at early animation and then move to the present using green screens to create animation shorts. MAKE and take-home a robot, circuit creature, VR Goggles and so much more. This camp shows every child that the future is theirs for the MAKE-ing!
Day 1: MAKE It Move!
Day 2: MAKE Gizmos & Gadgets
Day 3: MAKE-Botic
Day 4: MAKE 4 Fun
Day 5: MAKE Animation
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