Activity Detail

Mad Science Club - 9 weeks

All Mad Science programs are conducted by highly-trained professional instructors who make science fun and exciting for children.  more info...
Location: Thales Academy - Apex
Dates: Thursday, January 16, 2020 -
Thursday, March 12, 2020 details
Grades: Gr 1 - Gr 5
Section #: TAA002
Registration closes: Thursday, January 16, 2020
PRICE: $118.00


CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at (919) 858-8988.


Under Pressure
Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity!

Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Explore one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences as you grow a crazy crystal garden and make your own “chemical” soda pop!

”Current” Events
Take a tour on the electron freeway! Conductors, insulators, transistors, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity introduce themselves to you via the tingle in your fingertips and the twinkle in your eye…

“Fun”- damental Forces
Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these awesome forces for ourselves and build some cool devices to watch them at work!

Wacky Waves
Create your own multidensity wave bottles while learning about water, waves and the environment. Simulate the effects of an ocean oil spill and develop creative techniques to clean it up!

Science of Illusion
Magic? No… It’s science! You’ll learn the secrets behind famous magic that you can recreate for yourself! Mother nature has some tricks of her own, and we’d like to show you what’s up her sleeve!

Stunt Planes & Gliders
The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. Build a “football” glider, control surfaces and your very own loop-flying stunt plane. You’ll be a Top Gun after this class!

Super Structures
Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!

Mad Machines
Peek into a class to watch elementary-age engineers hard at work with pulleys and levers. They will design, problem-solve, and have a whole lot of fun! Students will even take home a cool Mad Science Machine that they build themselves!


Thursday, January 16, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Please specify the 'Dismissal Options' to let us know where to direct your child after the class