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Workshop Visits FAQ

Designed by a professional team of educators and scientists, Mad Science workshops are designed to meet curriculum requirements and STEM objectives.

Students have the opportunity to learn by asking questions, observing demonstrations, completing experiments, and building take-home projects. In addition, our programs have been correlated to match your curriculum requirements for every grade level.

 

Benefits for teachers…

Teachers do not always have the time and resources required to prepare interactive science programs. Mad Science’s experienced instructors come right into the teacher’s classroom with all the equipment, supplies, and staff. Our programs are fun, educational and focus on real world science and engineering practices that work to reinforce science concepts and methodologies.

How it works for teachers

  • Choose one, or a series, of workshops from our extensive list of science topics.
  • Book a date and time:
    • Date: It is suggested that you reserve your workshop approximately 4-6 weeks in advance.
    • Time: Mad Science workshops last 1 hour. Preschool Workshops last 40 minutes.
  • Download the Teacher Resource Package from the email you receive once you have booked your workshop. The Teacher Resource Package is filled with crosscutting concepts to help you integrate the content covered by the workshop. It provides you with activities to do before, and after, the workshop. Send on the "What we did in Mad Science" email image you receive to parents if and when appropriate.
  • The day of the workshop - Have fun! Let us do the work!!

Benefits for students…

Children will learn about science by touching, feeling, and even tasting their science experiments. We leave students inspired and hungry to learn more. We spark imaginative learning!

 

Parents & Organizations:

  • If your child's school does not yet have Mad Science programming, please talk to your child's teacher or principal.
  • Mad Science can customize programming for your child's school or district curriculum.
  • Workshops are aligned to STEM objectives and meet national, state and provincial curriculum standards.
  • If your company is interested in sponsoring a Mad Science educational workshop, we invite you to call us today.

 

Where are the workshops held?

Wherever your kids are! We come to you, whether it's your classroom, your library, you child development center, a local park, or your home.

 


Are workshops only offered at certain times or certain days?

Nope! We are available morning, evening, weekdays or weekends. If your kids are around, so are we!

 


What kind of space do you need?

We need enough space for kids to work comfortably without being disturbed. Since many activities are done as small groups, tables or floor space tends to work better than desks. Depending on the topic being offered, we may also need access to water, electricity, or a room that can be darkened somewhat (to make some experiments even cooler!).

 


There’s a particular Mad Scientist that we really like! Could we request him or her?

Our Mad Scientists recognize the great compliment it is to be specifically requested for a program. Unfortunately, due to the number of programs we typically run and the intricacies of program scheduling, travel, equipment distribution, and time off for our instructors, we cannot guarantee a specific Mad Scientist for a specific program. While we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate requests, we can only assure you that you will be satisfied with the excellent Mad Scientist that does your program, whomever it may be.

 


Our kids are all boys/all girls. Can we request our Mad Scientist be a male/female?

Similar to a request for a specific Mad Scientist, we cannot guarantee the gender of your Mad Scientist for all of the same reasons. We can assure you that you and the kids will be satisfied with any one of our excellent Mad Scientists.

 


What topics do you offer?

To view our offerings use the top left hand menu to choose your group - Ages 3-5, K-5, or we also offer In Class Field Trip programs. If you have a certain topic you would like to cover but don't see, please contact us at (919) 858-8988 for availability.

 


Do you conduct workshops in my area?

Mad Science covers the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. A travel charge may apply outside of these areas. For current travel rates please click here.

 


Do you offer discounts for multiple programs?

Absolutely! We offer many discounts:

  • $10 off consecutive, same topic programs with a maximum of 30 minutes between programs
  • $10 off every program for our After School Club partners
  • Booking in bulk? Call us for preferred partner pricing: (919) 858-8988


How far in advance should I schedule a Mad Science workshop?

The earlier you call to schedule the better opportunity you have to get your preferred date and time. So, we recommend that you book your event at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

 


What if I want to book an event less than two weeks prior to the program date?

Your options will be limited and we may be unable to confirm the program at the time of your call.

 


Is a deposit required?

We do not currently require a deposit. The full balance will be due on the day of your event, payable by check or cash. If your organization requires special payment procedures please let us know so that we may accommodate you.

 


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept personal check, cash and Visa/MC for the balance owed at the conclusion of the event. Please be prepared to provide payment promptly at the conclusion of the event.

 


What is your cancellation policy?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule, and at least 5 business days before the event. You will not be charged for cancelled events.

 


Do you want to hear about the Mad Science event I hosted?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on the services we provide and want to know about your experience. You will be emailed an event survey after your program. You can always call or email to share you experience, or fill out an online review! Check out what others are saying about us now.


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