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Whether you are coordinating after-school enrichment programming or are looking for an innovative program to offer at a community center or library, Mad Science offers a range of flexible and affordable after-school clubs and programs.

Our programs:

  • Are curriculum correlated
  • Meet STEM objectives
  • Use trained, reliable, dynamic instructors
  • Use professional lesson plans, equipment, and materials
  • Are age appropriate
  • Are easy to plan and hassle free to run

After School Program descriptions

NOTE: Not all programs run every term


System 1 - Crazy Chemworks

Grades 1-7, 4-8 sessions

Whats the difference between an acid and a base? Are they dangerous? What's a chemical reaction? In this series of classes, students will learn to use lab gear, measure pH, and speed up and slow down reactions.  A different chemistry topic and cool take-home each week. .

Topics:  pH Phactor, Junior Reactors, Chem in a Flash, Dry Ice Capades, Lab Works, Super Sticky Stuff, Slime Time, Glow Show 

System 2 - Lights, Sights and Sounds

Grades 1-7, 4-8 sessions

Ever wonder how a magnet can tell us where to go, or what makes our sodas fizzy?  In this series, students will alter their voices with amazing sound effects, build the world's simplest motor, and see what fireworks and astronomy have in common.

Topics: Magnetic Magic, Tantalizing Taste, Lights..Color..Action!, Optical Illusions, Harnessing Heat, Watts-Up, Mission Nutrition, Sonic Sounds 

System 3 - Currents, Chemistry and Forces

Grades 1-7, 4-8 sessions

Children will play engineer, chemist and stunt pilot then investigate  physics fundamentals and bring their scientific minds to basic magic tricks. Your Mad Scientists will be shocked by what they learn about electricity, blown away by their experiments with air pressure, and swept away by the excitement of working with waves!

Topics: Current Events, Fantastic Flyers, Fun-damental Forces, Super Structures, Wacky Waves, Che-mystery, Under Pressure, Science of Magic


System 4 - Inventive Investigation

Grades 1-7, 4-8 sessions

Children will uncover the vital roll that science plays in detective work, examine the science behind popular toys and get a buzz out the amazing world of insects! Your Mad Scientists will explore Earth Science, weather phenomena, and experiment with some kitchen chemistry! Children will build their own Mad Science Machine, and create their very own short animated cartoon!
Topics: Bug, Detective Science, Earthworks, Kitchen Chemistry, Mad Science Machines, Movie Effects, Science of Toys, Wallopting Weather


System 5 - STEMulating Science

Grades 1-7, 4-8 sessions

Children will discover the wonderful world of animals— above and below water! Your Mad Scientist will feel the force of energy, the pull of gravity, and the might of motion in three exciting physics explorations. They will also take a creative look at the world of art through a scientist's eyes, and experiment with robots and robotics, building a robot's hand that they can take home!
Topics: All About Animals, Energy Burst, Get Connected, Life in the Sea, Mix It Up, Moving Motion, Radical Robots, Super Power Sources


Grades 2-7, 4-8 sessions
Brixology sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Kids learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using LEGO® bricks. They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station. They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats and vehicles. That’s not all, from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin!
Topics: Aerospace, Boats, Bridges, Carnivals, Creatures, Machines, Towers, Vehicles


Mission: CODE

Grades 2-7, 4-8 sessions

With MISSION:CODE our instructors teach children programming in a fun and easy way – no prior knowledge of programming required. Using a combination of unplugged activities and a web-based game children will practice programming concepts and get immediate feedback on the quality of their solutions.

NOTE: 3 levels of programming available. 
Each child will receive 12 months online access to classes, videos, and games 

NASA Journey Into Outer Space

Grades 2-7, 4-8 sessions

From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends children 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!

Topics: Atmosphere and Beyond, Living in Space, Planets & Moons, Rocket Science, Space Phenomena, Space Technology, Space Travel, Sun & Stars


Schoolhouse Chess

Grades 1-6, 4-8 sessions

Schoolhouse Chess brings chess pieces to life using creative and animated personalities that enable students to learn the game in a fun and exciting way. Students become fascinated with imaginative chess characters that accelerate the learning process. Our instructors bring all the materials and supplies to your school and cover the rules and strategies of chess.
NOTE: 3 levels of programming available (beginner, intermediate, advanced) 

Secret Agent Lab

Grades 1-6, 4-8 sessions

Take a walk on the wild side in this crazy week of sleuth science!  Investigate a pretend crime scene and decode secret messages. Crack a security system designed by your classmates, and learn how some cool technology used in the spy world.

Topics: Crime Lab, Discover Detection, Junior Detectives, Science of Security, Sleuths on the Scene, Spy Academy, Funky Forensics, Spy Academy

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with our programs, we will do what it takes to make it right!

Call Mad Science today at (973) 542-8366 to find out how we can make your next after-school program a BLAST


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