The After School Program Experience
Looking to spark imaginative learning after school?
We spark imaginative learning when school is out with an all new program for 2014-2015! Register on-line now through our secure portal!
Secret Agent Lab!
Mad Science after-school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be! Programs available in 6-week standard and 4-week express formats.
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- Discover Detection Learn how handwriting can lead detectives to a suspect. Look for clues using UV lights. Test fabric fibers to determine which ones match. Reveal "invisible" evidence and solve crimes with your very own Fingerprint Finder.
- Sleuths on the Scene Test your powers of observation to learn what's inside a sealed box. Sniff out suspects using scent clues. Learn how temperature can tell time and use steam to open a secret message. Reconstruct the scene of the crime with your own Scene Solver.
- Spy Academy Use your Secret Code Breaker to decode encryption puzzles. Try out Morse Code messages and write your name with a Braille punch. Spell your name using flags and see how spies leave messages for each other.
- Science of Security Try to defeat security systems that use lasers, sounds and locks. Build a simple trap to catch a thief. Find out how lasers create an invisible barriers and build your own Undercover Observer to watch out for bad guys!
- Agent Undercover Write a secret message using food colouring on edible paper (potato starch, water and vegetable oil) and then eat the evidence [optional]. Use a metal detector to find clues and try out spy vision goggles to see in dark places. Look like a real undercover agent with your own Spyglasses that let you look behind you. [6 week program only]
- Crime Lab Discover how insects can help solve crimes and how suspects leave behind valuable evidence. Learn how ink can identify a suspect and how footprints can lead you in the right direction with your own Case Stamper. [6 week program only]
(left to right): Discover Detection
- Fingerprint Finder, Science of Security
- Undercover Observer, Sleuths on the Scene
- Scene Solver, Spy Academy
- Secret Code Breaker, Agent Undercover
(6 week program only) - Spyglasses, Crime Lab
(6 week program only) - Case Stamper. A Mad Science After School Program t-shirt is also included with the 6-week program (not shown).
Mad Science After-School Programs
- are hands-on and inquiry-based.
- complement provincial science curriculum standards.
- are led by trained, qualified and dynamic instructors.
- follow professional lesson plans.
- use unique equipment and original materials.
- are age-appropriate and loved by children.
- offer schools, community and day care centres great value.
- are easy to plan and hassle-free to run.