Activity Detail

System 4-5: Inventive Investigation

Toying with Science more info...
Location: Santa Fe Trail Elementary
Dates: Thursday, January 9, 2020 -
Thursday, February 13, 2020 details
Grades: Gr 3 - Gr 6
Section #: SFTE007
Registration closes: Friday, January 3, 2020
PRICE: $65.00


CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at 913-888-8877.


How do bugs defend themselves? How are toys related to science? Children will examine the science behind popular toys and get a buzz out the amazing world of insects! Your Mad Scientist will explore weather phenomena, build their own Mad Science Machine, and learn how to create a short animated cartoon!

Mad Science classes are led by trained, qualified instructors who help make STEM learning enjoyable for preschool through elementary-aged children.

For the safety of our students, we conduct a 7 year criminal history and sexual offender registry background check on all Mad Science instructors at hiring. These checks are repeated at least every 2 years.

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Welcome to the realm of insects! Learn about their fabulous flying abilities, their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment.
Find out that the earth beneath your feet is more than meets the eye in this introductory program on earth science. Uncover the forces that create earthquakes and learn how mountains are formed. See minerals fluoresce before your very eyes!
Mad Science Machines
Find out how simple machines make our lives easier. Assemble a catapult and try out different types of levers, wedges, incline planes, wheels and axles, and pulleys.
Movie Effects
Sit in a director's chair and discover why science is the real star on the big screen! Discover how 3-D images, sound effects, and special effects are made.
Walloping Weather
Welcome to the wild world of weather! Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning and even how weather can be predicted via a science called meteorology. Step into the shoes of a meteorologist and create some of your own regional weather forecasts.


Thursday, January 9, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Please specify the 'Dismissal Options' to let us know where to direct your child after the class