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Mad Science has been offering its after-school programs to children in over 60 schools in South Orange County since 1997. The programs take place immediately after school is out and children go to a Mad Science class for one hour per week, for an 8 week period. Because of scheduling or work restrictions, many parents have requested that we offer some of our programs on Saturdays so their child will be able to attend some Mad Science classes. We are happy to announce that we are now offering Super Science Saturdays during the school year.

Where: Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Parkway, CA 92692 room VIL 24-01. Click here for map, you will also be emailed a map the night before your class.  Please print out a map and take it with you, it can be tricky finding the room.

Price: $40 per class

Times: 9am - 12noon Morning, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon *If you sign up for a morning and afternoon on the same day a pizza lunch will be provided!

Ages: 5-12 years old.

We have two preschool classes: one on February 9th and one on June 8th, for 3-5 year olds. If your child is a young 5 year old or under, they must register for the preschool class. We do not have the legal ratio for preschoolers in our normal classes, and they will need kindergarten skills such as cutting along a straight line, gluing, putting very small parts together, tying knots, and other fine motor skills. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Date Time Topic
November 10th, 2012 9am - 12noon 1
November 10th, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm 2
December 8th, 2012 9am - 12noon 3
December 8th, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm 4
January 12th, 2013 9am - 12noon 5
January 12th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm 6
February 9th, 2013 9am - 12noon preschool
February 9th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm 7
March 9th, 2013 9am - 12noon 2
March 9th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm 1
April 13th, 2013 9am - 12noon 6
April 13th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm STAR
May 11th, 2013 9am - 12noon 7
May 11th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm 5
June 8th, 2013 9am - 12noon preschool
June 8th, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm 3


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Topic 1: Super Sleuths Lab (NEW!)

Become a secret agent as you learn the science of forensics! Discover the mystery behind our finger print and transform into an expert on morse code! Attempt to create the world's best security alarm and to be an observation expert. Use lasers to bounce signals off of mirrors and assemble your own Spynoculars to take home!

Topic 2: Rockets and Aerodynamics (NEW!)

Navigate your way around the four forces of flight! Learn about different kinds of high-flying machines, including airplanes and helicopters. Build your own parachute and observe as a 50 foot bag floats high into the air! Finish off the day with a super powered rocket launch!

Topic 3: Chem in a Flash!

Mix chemicals together and watch them react! Will it boil? spark? glow? explode? You be the scientist and find out! Jump back a few decades and play with black lights to learn how colors absorb and reflect. Test different chemicals and make a test tube rainbow! Make and take home your own chemical testing kit!

Topic 4: Creepy Crawlies

Bugs, worms, and butterflies, OH MY! Look through the lens of a magnifying glass investigate and identify the body parts and differences between our common creepy crawly neighbors. Build a habitat for your own take home pets! Discover the squirmy world of real live worms and hide some gummy worms in a cookie filled habitat!

Topic 5: Fun-Damental Physics!

Channel Newton and learn about the laws of inertia. Watch as a Mad Science Boink has an equal and opposite reaction as it flies through the air! Discover energy and it's amazing properties! Why do objects fall to the ground? Play and learn with experiments that try to defy gravity!

Topic 6: Playing with Polymers

Get your hands on some sticky squishy polymers! Learn what makes them so strong and attempt to win the slime olympics! Watch them grow, dissolve, and bubble as they transform back and forth from liquid to solid. Create two kinds of polymers to take home and even make a crazy delicious polymer that you get to eat!

Topic 7: Cool Space Phenomena

Have fun with dry ice and take home a super cool thermochromatic cup! Explore cool space phenomena as students learn about asteroids and comets. The Mad Scientist will use dry ice to build a realistic "Kitchen Comet"! Take home a Catch-A-Comet to share with your family! Learn about sublimation and the three states of matter.

STARs Testing Preparation for 4th & 5th Graders (NEW!)

Spring is the time for statewide proficiency testing so Mad Science has tailored this 3 hour hands-on workshop specifically to address the state benchmark requirements for Physical Science. Let us help your 4th and 5th graders tackle proficiency testing with entertaining and practical workshops that supplement your existing science curriculum. Watch as the state standards come to life! (4th and 5th graders ONLY)

Preschool: Explore Your Senses (NEW!)

Join us for a journey through your taste buds and sense of smell. This class will introduce preschoolers to their sense of smell and taste and how they help them to enjoy all of their favorite foods and smells, including those that are not as pleasant. Students will create their very own scented pictures to take home. Experiment with the sense of touch and find out how much you can learn about something just by touching. Your fingertips can tell you amazing things! (ages 3-5 years old, must be potty trained and have preschool experience)


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If You Have An Unused Voucher: All vouchers have expired, they are now worth the cash value that you paid. If you would like to use the $20 towards a Super Science Saturday please select check as payment and the day of your class please bring the voucher printed out along with the remaining balance in check or cash form.


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