(SPY) Super Sleuth Academy (ages 6 ‐ 11)
James Bond? MacGyver? Austin Powers?!? Do you think you have what it takes to discover "who done it"? If so, this camp is for you! Secret communications and detective crime science, the inner workings of security systems, and even mysteries to solve are part of this exciting week. We will explore it all. Each day we seek out and find the answer to many of life's mysteries! The SPY camp is made up of the individual days listed below.
(MES) Mad Messages
Discover how to send secret messages to your friends using special codes! Children learn how to talk with numbers, just like computers, and create their very own code "crackers"! In the afternoon, they become detectives and use their Mad Science observational skills to discover the writer of the "Mystery Letter".
(SPY) Spy Academy
Welcome to the Mad Science Spy Academy! This camp day is all about spy tools, codes and secret communi ti ca ons. K i eep ng communi ti ca ons secret is very i tt mpor ant for the successf l u spy. As you may know, the work of spies and secret agents can be very dangerous. We always have to look over our shoulders and make sure we are not followed. Spies have to be on the alert for suspicious characters. They have to check their phones for electronic listening bugs, and check their rear‐view mirrors to make sure they are not followed. Because spies have to be so careful, they need scientific tools and techniques to complete missions without being foiled or detected. Today you will become scientific spies, and learn about spy tools and techniques.
(SLU) Sleuths on the Scene
Do you want to be a detective for a day? This is a day filled with the science of sleuthing! One of the most famous sleuths you might have read about is Sherlock Holmes. This fictional sleuth is famous for solving crimes using his very logical and scientific powers of observation. We will attempt to solve mysteries and fictitious crimes. Science can help find the answers to all of these questions. Today you are going to be sleuths on the scene, ask questions, make observations, and develop theories about what happened!
(FOR) Funky Forensics
Today, we’re going to explore forensics! Forensics uses science to explain how a crime happened. We’re going to use the same types of science that a forensic scientist would use, but we we’re going to use them for non‐criminal activities. You are using the science of forensics when you look for clues to answer the questions “What happened?” and “How did this happen?” That will be us today…we will answer the questions.
(SEC) Science of Security
Security has to do with keeping people or things safe. Governments use security systems to foil spies and prevent attacks. Prisons use security systems to make sure that no prisoners can break out. Businesses, banks, and even people who own homes use security systems to protect their property and outsmart thieves and intruders. Today we will learn about several tools and techniques used in security systems including locks, lasers, tripwires, and sound and motion sensors. By the end of day, we will be Mad Science security experts, and you will have a few tricks up your sleeve to set up surveillance and security systems for yourself!