CLUES, CRIMES AND CULPRITS
Oh NO! The Mad Science monkey is missing! Will you help us figure out where the monkey is? How he got out? And what is he up to? Join the Mad Science crew as we gather the evidence from the crime scene, and take it back to the lab to analyze it. As the week goes on we will use chemistry, forensics science, physics, and biology to solve the crime. Blood typing, DNA examination, and pH testing are only a few of the scientific tests our young sleuths will get to participate in. Each Jr. Mad Scientist will get a lab coat, magnifying class and a case notebook to keep at the end of the week.
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BASH’EM BOTS LEGO CAMPS
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO machine? Our Play Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well Instructors’ colossal creations.
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ENGINEERING, PRE
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO bricks! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system with the guidance of an experience Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering.
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ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO bricks! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cards and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
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EUREKA! – THE INVENTORS CAMP
Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you-the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!
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KANSAS AVIATION YOUTH CAMP
The Kansas Aviation Youth Camp is a day camp offering an introduction on the fundamentals of flight to area middle school students on the fundamentals of flight at the Lawrence Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 6. The camp is a joint partnership of the Lawrence Municipal Airport Aviation Advisory Board, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, the Jayhawk Model Masters and the Northeast Kansas 99’s Women Pilots. Registration fee includes all instructional material, a camp t-shirt, a graduation pizza party and a 15-20 minute Discovery Flight of Lawrence.
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NASA: JOURNEY INTO OUTER SPACE
From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program for children ages 7 to 13 sends them on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!
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RADICAL REACTIONS AND AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
Get a hands-on, up close look at reactions in action when this cool chemistry day explores mystery substances, chemical bonding, catalysts and even your own invisible ink! Reveal the elusive ice cream thief by learning actual forensic science techniques in this fun-filled science sleuth program.
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ROCKIN ROBOTS
Learn about the history of robot design, how robots sense, decide and carry out tasks, program a robot to do a series of maneuvers and participate in robot relays. Build a working robot to take home. All supplies included.
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SCIENCE LAB, MY FIRST
This camp offers young children ages 4-6 an exciting introduction to basic environmental science. Each session is devoted to different aspects of the Outdoors, allowing children to progressively enrich their understanding of how living things grow and how they interact with the environment around them. During the course of each 2 1/2 hour session, children will perform hands-on experiments, play themed games, and enjoy a snack and story related to the theme for that day. A mural will grow through the course of the program as children illustrate their latest discoveries at the close of each session. Each child will receive their own lab coat and goggles.
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SECRET AGENT LAB
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and discover the technological tools of detection!
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SUPER SUMMER SCIENCE LAB
Let Mad Science get you moving with this great four-day camp. Do you love to build, design, and fix things? Put on your engineer’s hat to see how science is used to build skyscrapers, bridges and tunnels. Use simple machines to help lift weights. Spend a day being a true Mad Scientist as you learn about chemical reactions that you might encounter in your daily life. Ever wonder how a camera works? See how cameras capture light to store images and how movie makers make images move and create 3-D effects during “Shutterbugs” day. Finally, take a walk on the wild side as you explore the nature of birds, beasts and bugs.
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THE WRIGHT STUFF
From the earliest flying machines to the first rocket flights, this hands-on program will allow campers to build many different flying devices, see how Newton’s Laws of motion explain how things move and how rockets fly. Campers will also see how amazing our Milky Way is.
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