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Youth Mad Science Camp - Summer 2022

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Mad Science
We are excited to welcome back and partner with Mad Science of the Capital District to offer the following exceptional, unique, and hands-on science programs!

All programs and camps are curriculum-correlated and meet S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) objectives. They make it their mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad Science is the leading science enrichment provider for children. These programs will encourage team-building as we work collaboratively to solve real-world S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. problems!

All supplies are included.

(for the 2022-2023 school year)

Program Information
Join us for a week-long camp that is full of hands-on lessons and historical science! Each day will be devoted to unique activities!

History Hunters — Join us as we dig for dinosaurs! We put on our paleontology hats and go looking for prehistorical treasure! In the space of a day, we follow the million-year process that changes a creature into a fossil. We learn the ins-and-outs of a paleontological dig and create our own 3D fossils.
Can You Dig It? — We examine bones! There are clues in the shape, size, and scratches on the artifacts that we unearth. We use our observational skills to piece together the puzzle and figure out what kind of animal we’re examining. We learn about bone shape and function, as well as placement. We get to take home bones, so we can practice putting them together.
Pieces of Our Past — We investigate artifacts! The only clues to our past are from the memories passed down as stories and from the remnants of materials that survived through the ages. We learn about patterns of wear, and hypothesize about the use of unfamiliar items. We get to decorate a clay pot, and use the pattern to help us reconstruct fragments of a broken pot.
Buried Stories — We study ancient civilizations! Weather and weathering can alternatively bury and uncover societies from the past. We learn about Pompeii and recreate the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We discover how certain conditions can preserve objects and help us better understand ancient cultures and historical events.
Ancient Artifacts — We unravel time! We discover how to date objects using techniques like carbon dating and stratigraphy. We use a metal detector to find buried coins, and then use the skills we’ve learned to restore them to their former glory, and figure out where they came from!

Additional Information
  • Please have your child bring a nut-free snack and drink each day.
  • Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child!

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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