Camp 3: Grossology at Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center

Run by Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio






Tagged in: Science & Tech, Summer Camps, Academics

Mad Science invites you to discover cells and crime with our exciting Camp Number 3. Following are some descriptions of topics you will explore during this fun five-day camp. These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Cell City - Take a fantastic trip into cell city. Learn about cells and the different parts within them. You will compare the parts of a cell to a real city as you investigate its different functions. Build your own slimy take home model cell out of unique materials. Even your snack will be a fun cell model you can eat!

The Organ Trail - Do you know the recipe for a healthy body? You will after you journey down the Mad Science Organ Trail. Come to camp and meet "Tall Paul"! Paul is a torso model that can have his organs removed and replaced. Paul’s brain, bones, lungs, heart, and digestion systems will all be investigated. Make a gutsy apron, mucus and a model lung to take home.

Scene of the Crime - Team up with fellow campers to solve the “Great Cookie Caper” crime. Arrive at camp to find a real crime scene surrounded by crime scene tape. Walk the grid and collect evidence to solve the crime. All of your observation skills will be needed as you use your new magnifying glasses and notebooks to record your evidence. Use your forensic skills to solve the crime and make your own cookie snack.

Chemical Counting - Get ready for a day in the Mad Science Laboratory! Turn a lemon into a battery. Experiment with electrochemical reactions, as you electroplate a penny and a nickel. Learn how chemical elements help you to create chemical compounds. Put your new chemistry know-how to work as you make your own brain goo“!

Radical Reactions - Ready, set, reactions! Learn with hands-on reactions that matter is never created or destroyed. Make a rainbow and a chemical clock in a cup. Experiment with chemical bonds and whirligigs as you discover conductivity. Make your own invisible ink.



Location and Program Information

Map to Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center

Where: Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center
12401 Bella Mar Trail, Austin, Texas


Mad Science of Austin provides innovative children’s educational entertainment through hands-on science activities in a variety of formats.

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