Mad scientist teaches chemistry and physics to tots

See Madam Chaos in action! This off-kilter instructor grabs kids’ attention, from the first moment of her lecture.

Madam Chaos mixes a color-changing potion to the delight of her young students at Midland Library.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
The tall woman in a white lab coat prepares her apparatus as we approach her. Because she’s in character, she states, “My name is Madam Chaos. You may call me  either.”

Ms. Chaos explains why she’s at Midland Library, saying, “It gets kids very excited about science. After our session, kids run to find and check out all the science books they can find.”

Asked about today’s class, Chaos, who confides she has been with Mad Science¬Æ for three years, tells us, “We are focusing primarily on chemical reactions today. Oh yes, and fun!”

Madam Chaos helps a budding scientist learn about centripetal force, during her interactive course.

Mad Science¬ (yes, we’re told it is a registered trademark) is the world’s leading science enrichment provider. They deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children, in an age when science has become as important as reading, writing and arithmetic.

For more information regarding Mad Science, see

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