All of the Madua Crates
All monthly Madua Crates are examples and subject to change.
August: Mezuzah Circuits
Build a mezuzah that lights up at the push of a button while learning about the Jewish traditions of the Mezuzah as well as the STEM subjects of electrical circuits and living hinges.
September: Shofar Amplifier
Build Shofar shaped Amplifier that will teach you about the Shofar and act as a docking station and amplifier for your cell phone.
October: Jewish Tangrams
A fun and educational puzzle that enables you to play with geometry and shapes while learning about Jewish objects, figures, and holidays.
November: Tzedakah Box Glass Etching
Make a Tzedakah Box while learning about the Jewish Mitzvah of Tzedakah as well as the Chemistry behind Glass Etching.
Click on the picture on the right to view or download the instructions and handout.
January: Tu BiShvat Drip Irrigation
Explore the science of Drip Irrigation while learning about the Jewish holiday of Tu BiShvat.
February: Physics Gragger
Learn about the holiday of Purim and Newtonian Physics by building a gragger and performing experiments.
March: Passover Balloon Drop and Puzzle
Learn about the Story of Passover by "sending baby Moses safely down the Nile" in this classic "Egg" Drop STEM activity.
Bonus Project: Learn about the Passover Seder by solving a Seder Plate Puzzle.
Ready to have fun while learning about Judaism and STEM?
Order 1 Madua Crate a month. Perfect for curious minds age 4 to 444. Order them for your own family or send them to someone else as a gift.
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What are They?
Madua the Llama is our camp mascot at Sci-Tech West. Both Madua and Lama are Hebrew words meaning why. Asking questions is an integral part of the Sci-Tech West experience and philosophy. In fact, Curiosity is one of our five core values at camp (along with Heritage, Innovation, Patience and Perseverance, and Radical Acceptance). We wanted to give kids the opportunity to practice these values and some of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills as well as 21st century soft skills like problem solving, working with others, following written instructions, etc. all while learning about their Jewish heritage even when they are not at camp. That is why we created Madua Crates: the first Jewish, STEM-based, subscription box.
Once a month, your child will receive a box in the mail containing a fun, interactive, activity that will teach/reinforce their STEM skill-set while they learn about a Jewish tradition, ritual object, holiday, or value. Each box will have all of the materials needed for the project as well as a digital workbook with instructions, information about the Jewish and STEM components, and puzzles.
How Do I Get One? (Families)
Madua Crates are available on a monthly subscription bases.
How Much Does it Cost
Madua Crates are available for $38 a month on a monthly subscription basis.
What is Inside?
Project: Each Madua Crate consists of a small box containing everything needed to complete a fun and educational project. Each project will teach about a Jewish holiday, concept, or ritual object through Science Technology, Engineering or Math.
Workbook: Each Madua Crate also includes a link to a workbook that contains information about the Jewish and STEM components of the project as well as instructions and a bonus activity.
Video Call: Each Madua Crate includes a video call with all of the other subscribers as well as Sci-Tech staff. This is a great place to ask questions, show and tell finished projects, and make new friends.
How Do I Get Some? (Schools/Youth Programs)
Madua Crates are available to be purchased in bulk at a heavily discounted rate. Use them for family programming, Hebrew school classes, or as holiday gifts. We can send the crates directly to the participants or as a group to the synagogue/school for you to distribute yourselves.