Looking for a franchise that doesn't just make you money, but also helps advance kids' educational values? Well, here's your opportunity to educate and entertain the next generation of scientists.
The Mad Science Group has developed a unique service franchise that uses science to engage children at schools, parties, camps and on cruise ships. Franchisees hire staff to conduct science presentations, geared to kids ages 5 to 12, that allow hands-on participation with bubbling potions, lasers, slime and chemical magic.
The initial investment to start the homebased franchise ranges from $49,350 to $56,500. Training seminars will provide you with the strategy and systems to become a "mad scientist." Program kits provide a laser-light system and a sound-effects processor, curriculum manuals, marketing materials and more.
From the Mad Science Group, Montreal, Quebec. For more information, call (800) 586-5231.
This egg is low in cholesterol, and you can send video e-mail with it. The EggCam, a new color desktop video camera introduced by Panasonic, provides teleconferencing and video e-mail capabilities.
Designed to sit on top of a computer monitor or desk on a tilt-and-swivel base, the EggCam produces images with 542 x 496 pixels and 330 TV lines of horizontal resolution. The EggCam also has an omnidirectional microphone and an adjustable-focus lens that captures subjects as close as 3.9 inches. Its receiver- friendly software enables users to create and send personal video messages to virtually any computer and can be used for realtime audio/video communication between two or more people.
The EggCam is a complete video-communication system for small businesses; you can use it to create an online presentation for your newest client. Suggested retail price: $199.
From Panasonic Computer Peripheral Co., Seacaucus, NJ. Call (800) 742-8086 for your nearest retail supplier.