Camp Mad Science
Camp Mad Science is a day camp of educational entertainment full of fun hands-on science for campers ages 4 - 13. Activities include rocket building and launching (kids get to build their own Estes model rocket to take home), learning how to make slime, Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth (fossil) casting, laser and light show, and a final lesson of the science behind the invention of cotton candy. Yes, everyone gets all-you-can eat Cotton Candy! Just bring a sack lunch, and we will provide the beverages. Camp Mad Science will take place at the Bentonville Community Center. Camp is limited to 40 campers per session. Each camper will receive a Camp Bentonville t-shirt!
Children will explore the fundamentals of aerodynamics in this hands-on program about how things fly. From the basic principles of flight to building airplanes and testing them in wind tunnels to hovercraft and balloon copter building, children will understand what makes things fly and how different types of aircraft fly. Campers will take home various paper airplane designs, balloon copters, and more!
In this workshop we investigate chemical reactions happening all around us every day, in the kitchen, the laundry the garden, even the walls! Young scientists will build crystals, make sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers and a chromatograph T-shirt, investigate water absorbing chemicals, and use chemical reactions to make their own ice cream.
Join Mad Science and our Radical Robots for a scientific journey through circuitry and sensors. Explore several different types of robots including those that follow lines and sound. Complete this full one-day camp by building your own robot to take home!