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Homeschool Workshop Schedule

Mad Science offers Science workshops for home school organizations.  We can take our workshops on the road to your location or you can come to the Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook.  We also offer scheduled workshops for homeschoolers on the first and third Wednesday of most months.  Workshops start at 10 AM and last an hour.  Workshops are $10 per child for each individual class and are appropriate for grades K to 5.

View our programs page for a complete list of workshops available for home school education in the Central Virginia area (Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville & Fredericksburg).

NOTE:  Please pre-register for classes to guarantee a spot as spaces are limited.  You can signup online by clicking the "Program Registration" button and searching for the program under "workshops".


Date Workshop Description
7-Sep-16 Mission Nutrition Ready… Set… Go!  Explore how food fuels our bodies and how important healthy diet and lifestyles are for our bodies' nutrition and fitness. (Step-O-Meter)
21-Sep-16 Mix it Up Mix things up while we explore the physical side of chemistry!  Physical mixtures, solutions, suspensions and more.  (Super Sorter)

Fundamental Forces

Gravity... Inertia... Centripetal force... who could ever imagine that an introduction to physics could be so much fun?  (Gravity Game)
19-Oct-16 Detective Science
Solve crimes with science! Transform the classroom into a crime lab and explore the fundamentals of forensics.  (Personal Profile Kit)
2-Nov-16 Harnessing Heat
How do molecules react when they get hot?  Be amazed by our paper rocket, see how sugar molecules react to heat as we spin cotton candy that you eat, and more! (Mad Science® Heat Sheet)


Dig into science! See how the deep layers of the earth create our tallest mountains. Challenge your building skills against an earthquake. (Sedimentary Stacker)
Super Structures
Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders, and arches. Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!  (Bridge Basics)
Spark imaginative learning!  Build circuits, play with static forces, and test various materials for conductivity with plasma balls.  (Static Stick)
Magnetic Magic
Simply magnetic!  Levitate magnets & witness their magnetic fields.  Discover how magnets play a role in almost every part of your life.  (Floating Magnet Lab)
Sun & Stars
Stars, galaxies & stellar life cycles.  Observe & understand the birth of a star.  Build a 3D model to understand the location of stars in ours & other galaxies.   (NASA Cosmic Disc)
Mad Machines
See how simple machines make our lives easier.  Work pulleys, levers, & inclined planes.  See how friction grinds things to a halt.  (Drag Racer)
15-Feb-17 Energy Burst
Explore the energy of motion (potential versus kinetic energy), and how energy can be conserved in this energy packed class.  (Mad Science Catapult)
1-Mar-17 Glow Show
Probe the properties of light and explore unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology—including the printing of money! (Glow Show Card)
15-Mar-17 Sonic Sounds
Make waves!  Employ ordinary items to make extraordinary sounds.  Change your voice to a chipmunk, goat or alien with our voice changing mixer.  (Sound Horn)
5-Apr-17 Under Pressure
Explore the science behind aerodynamics & the properties of air... under pressure. Vortex generators & levitating balls!  (Air Blaster)
19-Apr-17 Current Events
Learn how tiny electrons power everything in your life.  Test your problem solving skills using Snap Circuit kits & navigate electrified mazes.  (Circuit Maze)
3-May-17 Living in Space
Experience life as an astronaut as you suit up for space! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission, build a model space station!! (Spacewalk Mission)
17-May-17 Super Power Source A quest for alternative energy. Generate power from the sun, wind & chemical reactions.  See the great potential of fuel cells.  (Crank-n-Shine)


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