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Holiday Science Activity Camp Weeks

Every school holiday we take your child on a brand new week-long adventure!

Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games, fun quizzes.

Please find below the Science Activity Week introductions.It would take your child two years of attending every camp before they repeated any of our programmes.

Please refer to the  booking form for when and where they are running.  

SCIENCE EXPLORER

Five day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Mystery & Mini Monsters!

After watching a cool super-hero show, discover techniques used to fight crime including chromatography and forensics! Then look into a world of creepy crawlies and investigate adaptations and reasons behind their form.

Whole Wide World!

Get launched into our solar system and get an understanding of just how big it really is! Study magnets and magnetic fields, including building your own compasses and challenge each other in hands on games.

Wave Motion!

Explore the invisible world of wind, waves and energy by constructing your own mini wave cannons, not forgetting a looking into the exciting world of electrons in lightening and how everything can be turned on its head!

Elemental Magic!

Feeling hot or cold? It doesn’t matter as during this day we look at the science behind high and low temperatures with special paper and our mystical dry ice! Surface tension together with the importance of the elements for plant growth is revealed!

Fruity Lenses!

Can fruit really make a circuit light up? We’ll see in this day packed full of reflecting, refracting and changing the direction of light in constructing periscopes, bug viewers and even creating our own thaumatropes!

 

SCIENCE FACTORY


Five day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Crazy Constructions!

As well as building bonds between other campers your children will become mini engineers! Looking at the science behind bridges, boats and balancing objects your child will work in teams and by themselves to master the art of construction.

Earth Energy!

Taking on a slightly environmental theme this day explores the science behind the renewable energy found in wind, water, and the sun. The kids will be lead in each of these sessions and will have a chance to build their own windmills, water wheels and mini solar powered ovens!

Super Power Forces!

During this day your child will be discover the science behind the forces of flight, magnetism and pneumatics! Exploring these topics the children will build their own kites, spinning objects and pneumatic toys.

Illusions & Vibrations!
Here we will play with our perceptions as we encounter strange noises and curious visual illusions! We will learn the science behind sound and demonstrate this by making our famous tube tubas, as well as understanding how our brains can be tricked by making special magic money boxes.
Freaky Matter!

We learn about the intriguing properties of the 3 states of matter and even get to make our very own candles! Children will also learn how to bend light and will get to gaze into space before bed time as they leave the camp with their own miniature telescopes!

 

SCIENCE FORCES

Five day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Let the Science Begin!

This first action filled day launches your children into a mixture of science behind activities involving force and motion, from sprinting to wrestling. We look at friction, mass and muscles; we explore the need for all these when competing in physical competitions. Special take home science experiments and highlights include: • Knock Down Wrestler! • Friction Sprinter! • Forces of Flight in Field events!

 

Liquid Density and Resistance!

We take a close look at the effect of  water and resistance on our bodies! We will be looking at the properties for water and the science behind how and why boats float. It culminates in a boat building competition! Special take home science experiments and highlights include: • Cool Clay Boat! • Parachutes! • Motion of Spheres and its History!

 

Energy and “Acrodynamics”!

This day concentrates on projectiles used in events. Looking at all the forces involved. Your children perform experiments to test and investigate speed, distance and time. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Energy Show! • Balancing Toy! • Aerodynamic Arrows!

 

Brilliant Buoyancy!

We submerge ourselves in the science of momentum in moving bodies, food facts and dive deep into buoyancy! Special take home science experiments and highlights include:  • Marble Momentum! • Fiery Food Facts! • Pascal’s Submarine Diver!

 

Inspirational Design Day!
With some brand new science investigations and experiments, including what happens to our bodies during physical activities and liquid densities, the last day draws on all the knowledge they have gained in the previous days to design their own activity and create their own racers! Special take home science experiments and highlights include:  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! • Gravity Racers! • Action Designer!


SCIENCE ACADEMY

Five day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Mother Nature Science!

After a science show to kick it all off, children will be looking closely at Mother Nature and the creepy crawlies in her world. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Animal Puppets! • Slime! • Skeleton Jigsaws!

Crazy Chemistry!

Delving into the microscopic world we discover sub zero temperatures and how atomic structures can produce beautiful results. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Dry Ice! • Creating Crystals • Cabbage Indicator

Science of Sport!

Investigating jet propulsion, reducing friction and momentum are just some of the highlights of this day. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Balloon Powered Cars! •Balloon Hovercrafts! • Egg Cars!

Blinding Light!

This electron and energy packed day will have us looking at light in more detail, as well as the effect of electrons in circuits helping us light up the room. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Sun-printing! • Kaleidoscopes! • Diffraction! • Glasses! Crazy Circuits

Ready for Launch!
This final day will have the children holding onto their seats. Looking at rocket power, stability and air resistance children will ultimately be design their own water rocket to launch at the end of the day. Special Science experiments to take home and highlights include: • Propulsion Experiments! • Rocket Designing! • Water Launching Rockets!


BRILLIANT BIOLOGY

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Brilliant Bodies!

Children gain a better understanding of the lung. They gain a better understanding of their bodies and learn some interesting and gruesome facts about it! They will also investigate what happens when our teeth are left in an acidic solution for too long! The children become mini doctors; they will discover what protects the heart and learn how to use a stethoscope and exactly where the heart is located in the body! Special take home science experiments and highlights include • Lung Model! • Teeth Model!

Amazing Animals!

Children will learn the different stages in a bee’s life. They will discover how and why woodpeckers have adapted to their environment. The children become mini palaeontologists and discover what a fossil is; they will understand what happened to the dinosaurs! The children will also discover each stage of the frog’s life cycle and learn some interesting facts about weird looking frogs!…. ! Special take home science experiments and highlights include •Bee Model! • Pecking Woodpecker! •Fossils! •Origami frogs!

Plant Perfection!

The children discover why mucus is so important to humans and its properties especially when we suffer from hay fever! They will discover what decomposers are, how fast germs spread, observe bacteria being created and realise that plants decompose really well! They will discover that plants have evolved interesting defences and ways to gain nutrients and learn that fruits and vegetables can be used to generate a small amount of electricity using zinc and copper! They will discover that plants have transport systems just like us! Special take home science experiments and highlights include •Gooey Slime! • Growing Initialled Cress!

Super Senses!

The children discover where sound is produced in our bodies. They will discover how animals smell! Children gain a better understanding of the human eye and make their own Benham Disc. The children go into a journey learning about the brain, take part in fun and interesting experiments! Special take home science experiments and highlights include •Paper Banger! • Scented Soap! • Brain Hat! • Benhams disc!

 


EPIC ENGINEERING

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Clever Scientists!

Your mini-scientists are launched into challenges such as making a paper cup that holds water, designing a beak which picks up food and creating the most intricate spider web! The children then take part in fun, science based quizzes.

Creative Thinking!

The creative thinkers compete with each other to come up with the tallest tower, the best pipe cleaner scene and even construct a bridge! The children then take part in a fun science workshop learning about some amazing scientific facts!

Practical Engineer!

This day is very practical where children make their own egg drop zone and try to save Eddy the Egg! They need to make a safe dam for a village in danger! They take part in a fun bubble session as they attempt to make their own bubble wands!

Super Designer!

The designers make the strongest boat! They compete with each other to make the furthest flying object! The children get involves in scientific word scramble competitions and get hands on with making their own magic wallet!


ROCKIN ROBOTS 

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Robots Rule!
The children are introduced to the history of robotics! They explore the science behind robot mechanism and see how useful this is to our modern lives! They will experiment with cogs and make their own gearwheel devices! They will start their ‘6 in 1 Rocking Robots’ building two solar powered planes!
The Claw!
Dwelling deeply into the science behind hydraulics and pneumatics the children design their own air pressuriser! They will investigate the effect of light and weight on their solar windmills and boats! They will also take a closer look at muscles and tendons before constructing their very own “Claw”!
Electron Energy!
This thrilling day will have them explore what electricity is! This includes the science behind static electricity and plasma balls! The children will construct mini solar bugs and habitats! They will assemble their solar powered dogs and cars and even work together to build a solar “megabot”!
Mini Mechanics!
This final day will see them graduate as ‘Mini Mechanics’! They will launch themselves into the science behind senses where they’ll create the ‘Tube tuba’! The children will draw on all the knowledge they have gained to take part in an Eco- Robot design competition specifically designed to help our planet!

SCIENCE BLAST!

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Rocket Launch!                

We learn about the intriguing facts behind the ‘Aborigines Boomerang’ and become Mini Rocket Scientists! What is propulsion? We’ll see in this day packed with creating your own aerodynamic arrow, hoop glider and stomp rocket!

Powerful Air!    

Having constructed a helicopter blade, the kids launch themselves into an air resistance investigation making parachutes! They discover the science behind Da Vinci’s Catapult and try to save Eddy by building their own drop zones!

Starry Light!      

Play with your perception of light and investigate its funky properties with your very own LED finger torch! Learn all about the fascinating experiments surrounding fire! Become an Astro Physicist, observe cool experiments and make a light diffracting star as well as a static Glider!

Outer Space!     
After watching a mind blowing science show, discover the science behind the moon phases and make your own astronomy device to find it! Make your own gooey alien slime and compete in a ‘Design your own Mars Rover’ competition!


SCIENCE INVESTIGATORS

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Fabulous Forces!
The investigators make their own most efficient parachute and helicopter! They look at materials and friction and see which material allows their take home car to travel the quickest. They make their own race track and use the power of magnets to go as fast as they can and calculate their speed! The children get involved in scientific word scramble competitions!
Living it up!
This day is very practical where children become doctor investigators; they will look into the functions of organs in the body and make a string puppet! They will look into the human ratio! Did you know the length of your thumb is as long as your nose? They will then learn about pulse rates and exercise before making their own heart model!
 
Super Structures!
The scientists are launched into challenges such as making the strongest rope using crepe paper; they will design their own strong home to withstand the pressure of air! They will use their knowledge of momentum to go against the professor and make their own marble run maze! The children then take part in fun, science based quizzes!
 
Magic Material!

The children think very carefully about materials and properties to separate a number of different mixtures; they think about the effect of materials on insulation as they fight to keep the penguin Mr Pengi warm!  They compete with each other to come up with the tallest no- tapes allowed tower- Easier said than done! The children then take part in a fun science workshop learning about amazing scientific facts!

 


SCIENCE DISCOVERY

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

Day 1 – Earthy Science!
The children immerse themselves into the world of Volcanos, Shadow clocks and Solar Science.  Children get to make and take home their very own volcano! They get to have fun modelling clay and creating a chemical reaction. Children will be fascinated by the exciting demonstrations with magnesium ribbon. They will work as a team to learn facts about the sun in a fun way. They will discover how the sun’s rays can be used in experiments. They will make a solar fan to take home with them. They will discover the difference between opaque and transparent objects and make their own sundial to take home.
 
Day 2 – Fantastic Forces!             
The scientists get to play with water and make a Friction Climbers, Funky Flutes and Bobbing Bugs. They will explore different sounds using their voice and musical instruments and will be able to make and take home a ‘musical flute’ and guitar! The children learn that friction can be a good thing and a bad thing but will also be able to take home the climbing toy and cones they make!
Day 3 – Astonishing Animals!     
Today the scientist will work as a team to investigate how a sound wave moves through particles. They will discover the results of sound waves hitting a thin material and will make clucking cup through experiments children will discover lots of facts about butterflies and their life cycle. They get to make their own butterfly life cycle, their own caterpillar and their own camouflaged butterfly!
Day 4 – Cool Chemistry!              

The children will discover how different sized material can help trap and purify water. They will make their own take home filtration device to filter muddy water. Children would be thrilled by the magical changes that happen to different items when their temperatures are altered. Children discover that solid, liquid and gas all have the property of ‘heated expansion’ and ‘cooled contraction’. They will work as a pair to investigate the unknown Mystery Powder white solids and discover different chemical reactions through their investigations.

 

 


SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Four day camp, day order may differ per venue. Every day at camp is science expedition into the unknown and over the week your child will do 40+ science activities, exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes.

 

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Every snowflake is unique! Make your own beautiful snowflakes and decorate them using the science of chromatography! Make some Christmas decorations with a scientific twist! Why did Santa get stuck in the chimney – too many mince pies? Learn some fabulous friction facts and make a Friction Santa! Featuring the following fantastic festive experiments: Let it Snow, Leaky Pens, Deck the Halls, Puzzle Tastic, When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney and The Red Heads.
Merry Christmas!
Have noisy fun with funky flutes! Learn about sounds, vibrations and pitch. Join in with the Mother Nature Carol Sing Song! We all know what gold is, but just what was frankincense and myrrh? Create your own precious Christmas gift; better known as Santa Slime! Discover the electrical science behind Christmas lights and help to decorate the Mother Nature Christmas Tree! Featuring the following fantastic festive experiments:Jingle Bells, Funky Flute, We three Kings, Slime, Oh Christmas Tree Lighting it Up
Holy Night!
Putting the angel on a Christmas tree is always tricky but not if you use science to help you! Create your own balancing angel to finish off your tree! Learn some reindeer facts and how reindeer are superbly suited to their environment, then help Rudolph race to deliver presents with Santa! What is the colour of light? Discover the science behind colour and watch an exciting and colourful indoor firework show! Featuring the following fantastic festive experiments: Hark! The Herald Angels sing/ Balancing on a pin head, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Friction Sprinters, White Christmas and Colour of Light.
Snowy Snow!
What is speed? Discover how fast different things move, and work out just how fast Father Christmas has to travel to deliver all your presents! Find out about states of matter and create a special Christmas candle. How Cold is the North Pole? Investigate just how cold Santa’s home is and learn some fascinating freezing facts about chilly dry ice! Featuring the following fantastic festive experiments: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Need for Speed, Light a little Candle/ Creating a Candle, Frosty the Snowman and Mystery of Gas.

SCIENCE WHIZ

Day 1 – Science Mix! Our child scientists are mesmerised by the science behind rainbows by looking through diffraction glasses before making their own take home rainbow paper! They then move on and investigate the excitement behind the centre of mass in which they will make their own Balancing Robot! We will then look at the science behind rockets before making our own balloon propelled rocket! The children then take part in fun, science based quizzes!

Day 2 – Science Fun!
Your child whizzes become designers and start of as chemists where they learn about the process of crystallisation before making their own crystal names to take home! They investigate the power of static electricity and make their own Flying Static Animal! Staying on the topic of animals, the children are then challenged to make their own 3D Dinosaurs! The children then take part in a fun science workshop learning about amazing scientific facts!
Day 3 – Science Blast!
On this day, the scientists have a fun session to see which whiz has the best lung power by making their own floating Ball Game! They then look at the surface of the Earth and the water cycle!  They make their own Earth’s cross section and practical water cycle model to see the effect of precipitation on Earth! We end this day with looking at animals on Earth and their food chain. They then make a ‘Food chain Cup Stack’! The children take part in friendly word scrabble and colouring challenges.

Day 4 – Science Slam!
The children are launched into a day of science fun where they start off with making their own movie with a simple take home zoetrope! They then look more closely at the world of illusions before making their own humming bird Spinner! In cooperating the importance of colours in movies, we investigate the science behind coloured dyes and make chromatography flowers!

HALLOWEEN SCIENCE

Every day on this spooky Halloween themed four day science activity  camp is a great mixture of exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, team games and fun quizzes. Over the week your child will do 40+ science activities including:

Day 1: Atomic Monsters!
Blood Making!
Pumpkin Life Cycle!
Manic Bone Hand!
Ghost House Construction!

Day 2: Gory Genius!
Erupting Pumpkin!
Florescent Slime!
Terror Lava Lamps!
Brain Building!

Day 3: Trick or Treat!?
Witchcraft Optical Illusions!
Viral Petri Dishe Sweets!
Meet Skelly, the 3D Skeleton!
Dancing Franken-Worms!

Day 4: The Witchcraft of Science!
Bat Flying Models!
Origami Spider Webs Assembly!
Rockin’ Rockets and Indoor Fireworks!
Mysterious Dry Ice!