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Office of Science Outreach

High Voltage Danger Lab: Grades 4-6


The projects we will tackle during camp are based on the Nick and Tesla series of books. We will read about the adventures of Nick and Tesla, bright eleven year old siblings who catch criminals and solve mysteries. They use the supplies they have on hand and their science and engineering skills to figure out solutions to the problem. We will start the week by building a few of the same contraptions they made such as rocket launchers, mobile tracking devices and more. Later in the week we will come up with our own stories and scenarios and use our ingenuity and whatever supplies we can find to engineer more useful gadgets and gizmos. Like Nick and Tesla we will tinker, invent, destroy, reinvent and learn a lot. This is a very activity-intensive camp. For their safety, it is important that each student wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle each day.


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages.


June 19-23, 2017, 9:00-2:00 daily. Send a sack lunch with your child daily. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If you child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


The camp leader, Doctor Shaheen Sutterwala, has a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and has worked on informal science education for over ten years.


Register Here!

Registration will be first come, first served. To ensure plenty of individual attention the limit for the camp is 12 children. The registration deadline is June 12, 2017.

How Much?

$250 for the week-long camp.

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414