Mad Science Elementary Workshops

60 minutes programs

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Fundamental Forces

What do gravity, inertia, and centripetal force have in common? They are all part of the fun in this introduction to physics. Feel the pull of precession with the bike wheel gyroscope, and strike the perfect balance with the Gravity Game kit. $149 with no take home $169 with take home.


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Sonic Sound

Uncover the source of sound. Tap into sound waves and fill your ears with vibrations. Create sound effects and change the pitch of your voice. Use your Sonic Horn to make some noise. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Harnessing Heat

Take-on temperature. Build a thermometer and heat things up with friction. Feel how hot and cold can change at a touch. Apply your red-hot knowledge to your Heat Sheet. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Stunt Planes & Gliders

Fly through flight and aerodynamics basics! Discover the four forces that affect flight. Make and test various plane designs to see these forces in action! Build the Sky Hawk Foam Plane glider and fling it forward! $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Mischievous Magnets

Learn about magnets! This workshop introductions students to the properties of magnets through hands on activities. It also employs inquiry based teaching methods to present advanced topics such as magnetic fields and electromagnets. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Fantastic Flyers

Fantastic Flyers will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will build and get the opportunity to test out various designs of different paper aircraft and learn how to make their very own aerodynamic aircraft soar! $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Walloping Weather

Get weather-wise. Uncover the reason for seasons. Create three-day weather forecasts. Stage a statically-charged indoor storm. Spot the sun’s invisible UV rays with the Sun Beads kit. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Earthworks

Dig into Earth Science! Uncover rock samples and discover how they formed. Inspect fluorescing minerals. Model the moving plates that cause bends and breaks. See how sediment stacks with the Experi-tube. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Photosynthesis

We’re going green! Learn about how a plant uses sunlight to create food, find out why plants are green, and use micro slide viewers to inspect actual plant cells. Build and keep your own plant that will photosynthesize and grow right at home. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Sun & Stars

This stellar program leads you through the life cycles of the stars! Learn about our star, the sun, and see stardust form. Use your Mad Science® Cosmic Disk and newfound knowledge about the constellations to navigate the night sky! $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Dinosaurs

Kids examine fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Students participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and learn to walk like a dino! Best for ages 5-7. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Sound Basics

Learn about sound! Kids surf sound waves in this “offbeat” class. They will explore how sounds are created and transmitted. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Good Vibrations

Kids investigate the science of sound in this hands-on introduction to the basics of vibration, frequency, and pitch. They discover how instruments use vibration to make music and are amazed as they hear bells ring through their fingers. $149 with no take home .$169 with take home.


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Electricity

Students excite electrons as they construct some serious circuits during this program all about electricity. They test various materials for conductivity with space-age plasma balls. Finally, they create and play a buzz-making electric game. Use your Static Stick on electrons at home. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Watts Up

Charge up on static electricity. Make indoor lightning and conduct hair-raising experiments with an electro-static generator. Use your Static Stick on electrons at home. $149 with no take home. $169 with take home.


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Magnetic Magic

Explore the power of magnets. Create electromagnets and control a compass needle. See a magnetic accelerator in action. Grab a Magnet Lab for some at-home research. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Super Structures

Act like junior architects and engineers! Test out shapes for strength. See if a paper column can withstand the Column Collapser apparatus! Construct a structure from scratch with the Bridge Basics kit. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Under Pressure

Join Bernoulli as we take an exciting look at the science behind air pressure. Create a whirlwind with an Airzooka vortex generator, and make pucks and balls levitate with air pressure! Launch foam rockets with the Air Blaster kit. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Science of Toys

What makes toys work? Move out of the way for motorized toys. Take a spin with kinetic tops. Balance a bird to reveal its center of gravity. A twist of the wrist sets your Yo-yo spinning! $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Mad Machines

See how simple machines lighten your load! Launch with levers, secure with screws, and work with wedges. Use pulleys to move heavy objects with ease. Wind-up the Drag Racer for some zooming action. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Bugs!

Engross yourself in entomology! Inspect authentic insect specimens. Update your insect anatomy know-how. Match-up insects with their habitats. Get bug-eyed with the Insect-A-Vision kit. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Super Sticky Stuff

Stick it to the walls, and push the power of tape to the limits in this adhesive hour on things that cling! Build a bond with glue and get attached to professor Beakerdude! $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Atmosphere & Beyond

We're on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset. Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time. Discover how NASA monitors planetary weather by using your very own Mad Science® Meteorological Station! $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Living in Space

Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission and build a model space station. Bring home the challenge of repairing a ripped solar panel on the International Space Station with your very own Mad Science® Spacewalk Mission! $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Planets and Moons

Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse on our home planet. See the size difference between the Earth and its moon. Build your very own Mad Science® Gravity Assisted Launcher to simulate how gravitational pull affects a probe in space. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Optical Illusions

Work against your eyes. Trick your brain with lines and coils. Discover how mirrors and their reflections can play tricks on what you see. Make a Periscope to see above and beyond. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Lights, Color, Action

Catch some cool colors. Make a rainbow out of white light. Split your name with ink and reveal numbers with color filters. Color the world with the Technicolor Blender. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Current Events

Take a tour on the electron freeway! Investigate conductors, insulators, and other elements in the world of circuit electricity. Get turned on to science and technology with the Circuit Maze kit. $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Science of Illusion

Learn the science behind illusions, read minds, and perform a Houdini-style escape! Amaze and amuse friends and family with the Curious Cube kit. It’s not magic—it’s science! $149 with no take home. $189 with take home.


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Dry Ice Storm

Dry ice is cold (-79 degrees Celsius) and cool! Observe it in solid form and sublimating. Observe it make metal sizzle, jump and rattle. Kids experience cool demonstrations like “The Big Burp”, potions that ooze gas clouds, a bubble shower of opaque carbon dioxide and a big fog cemetery movie effect. Make Insta-Snow to take home. $169 includes take home.


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Junior 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! $169 includes take home.


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Slime Time

Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime! $169 includes take home.


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Dry Ice Capades

Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home! $169 includes take home.


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Energy in Our Lives

Students will be energized as they investigate various forms of energy and the paramount importance each plays in the survival of all forms of life. $169 includes take home.


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Wacky Waves

Simulate the effects of an ocean oil spill, and develop creative techniques to clean it up! Create your own Rescue Diver tool while learning about water, waves, and the environment. $169 take home included.


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Che-Mystery

Discover the mystery in chemistry! Explore one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences as you watch water turn into juice and liquids turn into solids. Explore physical and chemical reactions with the Dynamic Dish kit. $169 includes take home.


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Detective Science

Help crack a case. Inspect fingerprints, mystery powders, ink samples, and teeth impressions. Create a composite from memory. Use the Personal Profile to build an identity kit. $169 includes take home.


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Glow Show

Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light! Probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology! $169 includes take home.


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Mission: Code

Learn how to code. Appropriate for Grades 2-6. $169 includes 1-year subscription for all students. Must provide your own devices.


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