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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning BE A SCIENTIST (States of Matter) Science
Explore the states of matter in a creative lab setting. Presentation allows students to differentiate between solids, liquids and gases. Children make polymer “Phlubber” and start a crystal garden to take home. Experimentation culminates in the production of a particularly tasty crystallized concoction, better known as ice cream. (At your site Crystal gardens are demo garden for classroom only.)
$201- $350
Biss III, Joseph Exotic Animals Nature- Animals,
Science
Live Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, etc. from all over the world are shared with the audience. The group is told of the animal’s life history and their importance in nature. I also discuss the animal’s interaction with people – both good and bad. Usually six to eight animals are shown and discussed with 30 years of hands on and 25 years of teaching experience. Please check out my web page for more details.
$101- $200
Ferrari, Johnda PLANTastics- The World of Plants Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Take a deep breath.Have you thanked a plant today? Leaves, seeds, and flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.Young botanists will examine structures,special adaptations and uses of plants by humans and animals.Hands-on activities and take home projects for all! Leave with a smile and a green thumb!
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Too far to Jump - Bridge Engineering Science
Bridges can cross rivers and canyons (and troll!s). But how do they do it, and what makes a bridge strong? Young engineers will use everyday materials to design bridges and compete to build the strongest, troll-proof bridge.
$101- $200
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Balloon Crazy Science,
Visual Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Option 1: What, Why, How, Where? What are balloons made of? Where do they come from? Science, environment, art all covered in this lively discussion of balloons types & inflators. Flying, silly, whistling balloons. Multiage Group: All children will leave with a balloon animal.A balloon house will be built and left in the library. This program can be repeated each year as we then change the information portion of the program to how to build with balloons, magic with balloons, balloons to tell a story, etc. Option 2: Hands on Lecture. Students with parents to help, or students old enough to bend & twist a balloon by themselves without parent. Limit 25-30 students. Entertainer provides balloons.
Up to $100
Zupp, Brad The Feats of Memory Show (A) Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Science
Students learn how to triple their ability to remember during one 45-minute assembly (even if they hate studying). Teaching the science of remembering using the performing arts. In this unique assembly, students learn HOW to remember! - Improve test scores, spelling, vocabulary, foreign languages and more. - Increase creative thinking and the ability to visualize as students use the three keys to unlocking their amazing memory abilities. - Boost test-taking confidence and classroom participation when students remember answers easier. - Students understand the science of how the mind forgets and the importance of homework, review and studying - Each performance can be customized for specific grade(s) and with examples of specific areas that need to be addressed as directed by faculty or parents. Available for grades 3 and higher. - This arts in education performance uses theatre, comedy and circus arts to demonstrate keys points and keep the students entertained as they learn - Amazing "feats of memory" impress the students as they see dozens of their names remembered instantly and a random 40-digit number that they provide is memorized in less than 60 seconds, right before their eyes More details, testimonials and a preview video at: www.FeatsOfMemory.com
$501- $1000
WELDEN, CARL Introducing The THEREMIN, the touchless electronic instrument Music,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Imagine an instrument that the user plays without touching! As futuristic as it may sound, the Theremin has been around since the 1920’s, its haunting tones have been heard everywhere from Carnegie Hall to science fiction film scores. The Theremin is a simple-looking box with two antennae and unlike conventional instruments, it has no keys, strings, valves or buttons. Its volume and pitch are governed by proximity through an electromagnetic field. The experience is part music, part science and part story-telling. Hear the sound and history behind the first electronic instrument with performance artist Carl Welden, who will give a 'hands-off' demonstration, followed by Q & A. Audience members will then be given a rare opportunity to try this unique instrument for themselves, heralding quirky fun and loads of smiles!
$101- $200
Grubb, Christopher Planetarium Adventures Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Prepare yourself as Planetarium Adventures takes you on a journey that will Inspire, Innovate and bring Discovery to the classroom. Planetarium Adventures is a completely portable planetarium that comes to you! No matter if you represent a school, a library or even a local community organization, Planetarium Adventures will bring the universe to the classroom. Please visit the website for complete descriptions on all programs offered. Planetarium Adventures can also adapt any program to fit your needs.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Matter of Fact Science
Through a hands on approach, we introduce children to the structure of atoms and molecules. They will learn how atoms combine to create molecules, examine molecules and molecular bonding. They will learn and observe the difference between physical and chemical changes. As the final experiment in chemical changes, students will have the chance to create their own Mad Science Putty. This lesson provides children the opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry based instructional methods.
$201- $350
Straka, Mike Mastodons, Cavemen and Bears - Oh My! Science
This program will highlight the Ice Age and explore the life of cavemen and the unusual animals that inhabited the planet. We will touch on how cultures began and what shaped them. We will feature a museum casting of a 60,000 year old Neanderthal man, nicknamed Moshe. In addition, your patrons will see actual fossils and early tools of humans. Finally, we'll host an interactive game show- "Are You Smarter Than A Caveman?"
$201- $350
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