They get hands-on with science in the most imaginative and stimulating ways possible.
During after-school programmes, children watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in enquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science slime and more!
The one-hour science programmes are themed around a particular area of science and include very many and varied topics such as electricity, optics, space, the weather, machines and many more
|Create an indoor storm with thunder and lightning|
|Bend light to see all rainbow colours|
|Alter their voices and learn that sound travels in invisible waves|
|Make silly putyy and fizzy pop, and learn how matter can change both physically and chemically|
Mad Science has really engaged the children and provided a platform for enriching their interest and knowledge of science.
Havelock Infant School, Northamptonshire
Very enthusiastic Mad Scientist-lots of enthusiasm from all children (25 out of 43 pupils booked onto the course) Very good skills with pupils-she spotted a potential SEN child and encoraged him to be a helper. I hope there are a few years left of worth of science areas not covered this time.
Hemington Primary School, Leicestershire
Thanks for the fabulous assembly - thoroughly enjoyable. Fabulous feedback from both pupils and staff.
East Hunsbury Primary School, Northamptonshire
School and science suddenly became exciting once he attended the Mad Science after school clubs.
Alison McIntrye, Parent. Nottinghamshire
My son has recently completed his first term of Mad Science after-school classes. He attends Bringhurt Primary and stays after school on a Thursday. He has had a great time and looked forward to the lessons every week.
The lessons seem to have been simply, yet brilliantly, constructed. It's great that the children have been given something to bring away with them too. My son can't wait to get home and construct things then give us a demonstration.
The work books are also a great idea. My son is only 5, so sometimes his explanations get a little muddled. I can now understand what he's done and have a discussion about each topic with him. I did e-mail the address on the workbook header with my feedback, but it didn't send.
I hope that you will continue running these classes in the future, however, if you have no plans to, I would be very interested in attending classes externally and would be grateful for details. I shall also be considering a birthday party in September.
Thank you again.
Ben and Sharon Slade, Parent, Leicestershire
I just wanted to thank you for the 6 week course you ran at English Martyrs school in Long Eaton.
My children, Hannah and Isaac Smith, had a fantastic time and were really interested in everything you did.
Liz Smith, Parent, Derbyshire
"This has raised the profile of science with both pupils and parents."
Terry Beale, Headteacher, Costock, Nottinghamshire
"All the club leaders were enthusiastic and really helped to make science fascinating and fun for the children - so we loved the opportunity to run your club at our school. Thanks!"
Mrs Kimpson, Headteacher, Alderman Pounder Infants, Nottinghamshire
"(The children) found the hands-on activities exciting, fun, & educational - they couldn't wait for the next session."
Jane Monaghan, St Clares Catholic Primary, Leicestershire
“I feel the mad Science club was a big success. Following the very exciting assembly we had enough children interested to run 2 groups. I would be interested in running the club in 2008-9.”
Kevin Briffett, Rylands Junior School, Nottingham