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Junior Scientist (JS)

Entering Pre-K - K

Become a Junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore the human body, and their sense of sight, sound, and touch. Explore the science of colors and the way things move. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Campers will enjoy daily take-home projects related to each subject.

 
 

Daily Themes
(Order of activities may vary)

Day 1
Let’s Look Closely
Children will discover a world that they might not have realized was there through the use of mirrors, microscopes and magnifying glasses. They will reveal hidden pictures learn about reflection and symmetry and use hand held microscopes to observe objects closely. They will take away plastic magnifying glasses to continue their exploration at home.
The Human Body
No bones about it, the human body is amazing! Feel the movement of your muscles and find out how they work with your bones to help you run. Listen to the beat of your heart and uncover why it’s the most important muscle in your body. 
Eye to Eye
Children will be introduced to their sense of sight. They will experiment with magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes and binoculars. The preschoolers will also interact with a variety of optical illusions to illustrate that your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you.

 

Day 2
Listen Closely
This is an introduction to the science behind the sounds all around us. Children will experiment with a wave motion model and a twirling tube to help them understand that sound travels in waves and can be heard in a variety pitches. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the everyday materials that make a variety of special effects noises in the movies and will watch, and hear, a bee buzz above their heads.
Keep in Touch
Children will learn how they understand the world with their sense of touch and will also emphasize that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. The preschoolers will be presented with the challenge of identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They will also experiment with an interesting and innovative material to model their very own creation.
Science of Music
Boom, tap, smack, cha-cha-cha, listen to the sounds and rhythm of the science of music. Children will feel, hear and see the vibrations that help create music in this hands-on exploration.

 

Day 3
Color Lab
Preschoolers will be introduced to the exciting world of colors. They will make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and will experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations will be conducted to introduce children to the primary colors as well as color mixing.
Lights On
What is light? Interactive and hands-on activities will assist preschoolers to understand light. How light helps us to see, how light can change colors and that light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow are some of the concepts introduced in this workshop.
Water Works
Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting workshop children will learn all about the different properties of water. They will experiment with floating, sinking, absorption and so much more. 

 

Day 4
Magnetic Attraction
Experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that even provides children with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home.
Energy and Motion
Children explore the concept of energy and how energy gets things moving in this workshop that uses toys to help explain simple energy ideas. With very engaging activities, children will remember how energy and motion are related.
Shapes and Structures
Children will discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will create their own shapes and structures to take home.

 

Day 5
Let’s Measure!
Preschoolers will learn the basics of measurement during this workshop when they get to measure all kinds of objects using balance beam scales, bathroom scales and even their own feet! Children will be introduced to the concept of estimation and take home a measuring foot to cut out with their parents.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with children, especially preschoolers. They will be introduced to the differences between meat eating and plant eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close. They will also work as paleontologists by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that will engage their attention as well as their scientific skills.
Space Frontiers
We will take a trip through the solar system and sign them up for the Mad Science Astronaut in Training Program, where they will learn all about the elements of space.

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