CAMP WEEK DESCRIPTIONS
Below you will find more detail on what is in each week of camp, as shown in our 2017 schedule.
New for 2017! We are very pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new coding course for KS2 children. This is a little bit different to (but no less exciting than) our usual Mad Science camp. Children will receive 10 hours of programming using our online digital learning platform. Children will be able to continue the learning at home outside the sessions (providing they have a home computer).
For more information follow this link to our MISSION:CODE page.
Covering a wide range of subjects, this is a week for the biologist who enjoys a little bit of everything- children will leave this week with a better understanding of the natural world and human biology; daily Topics
The Environment, Science of Sport, Anatomy /Genetics, Wildlife, Dinosaurs.
This camp takes a historical look at science and the scientists who have led humankind out of the caves and into big cities. Each day children will take a look at different characters from scientific past to present day (so each year it is right up to date!) and will appreciate that science and discovery is really about people - like us! Newton, Kepler, Darwin, Da Vinci, Nightingale, Edison....all make an appearance.
In fact, we had so many ideas for fun classes to do with Famous Scientists; we have decided to do 2 weeks of camps. This week will be completely different for the Famous Scientists week so feel free to book onto both if you wish.
Engineering, Chemistry, Space, Machines this week is for the builders and mechanics who like to learn about science through doing.
Daily topics; Junior Engineers, Crazy Chemistry, Shutterbugs, Machine Mania, Space Explorers
Kids’ imaginations will take flight during this fantastic holiday camp, all about flying.
They will learn about and build many different types of flying devices from ancient kites to modern-day rockets, in this practical and stimulating session and who knows where we will end up. Perfect for any budding space scientist, engineer or astronaut.
Teamwork, cooperation and invention are the buzz-words for this camp. Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said "invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration", this camp is 100% FUN!
Daily topics: Rock Paper Scissors, Whizz Kids, Ship Wrecked, Science Fiction, Think Fast
From crime scene investigations to the science of undercover operations, this week is perfect for an inquisitive budding 007. Get cracking on crime with Crazy Crime Lab! Check for clues using handwriting analysis, UV prints and evidence left at a crime science.
Have some fun stepping into the shoes of a crime scene investigator using some forensic analysis and even extract DNA. Learn how spies used to send messages using Morse code and create your own code wheel so that you can write secret messages to your friends. Become a Scene of Crime Officer and test your ability to spot changes in a crime scene.