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Office of Science Outreach

Superhero Science: Grades 4-6


Have you ever wondered how the Hulk’s muscles are so strong? What makes Wolverine heal so quickly? How spiders climb walls?

In this camp, we’ll learn the science behind these superpowers, and many more. Every day will include hands-on activities. Students will use a microscope to get a closer look at real muscles, then build a model to study how they work. We’ll build a rocket like Iron Man, learn to spot invisible animals, and build gliders to study flight. Students will explore the physics behind Captain America’s shield-throwing skills and hone their own. By the end of the week, students will know much more about superpowers and the biology and physics behind them.

Active and engaging, this summer science camp is for students who will enter grades 4-6 in the fall. Participants should bring a refillable water bottle. For their safety, it is important that each student wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.


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 26-30, 2017, 9:00-2:00 daily. Lunch is not provided. Send a sack lunch with your child daily. A mid-morning snack will be provided. If your child has particular dietary needs please pack an appropriate snack for them.


The camp leader is Amanda Segedy, an adjunct professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Edgewood College. Dr. Segedy is a Cellular and Molecular Pathologist, and loves to study how our bodies tick. Her favorite superhero is Spiderman.


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 16, 2017.

How Much?

$250 for the week-long camp.

For more information contact:

Amy Schiebel (608)663-3414