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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tilstra, Timothy Learn to Solve a Rubik's Cube Life Skills- Other,
Other,
Science
In this workshop, you will learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube. We will break the puzzle down into 7 discrete steps and tackle them one at a time. This approach can be applied to many complicated problems that we run into every day.
$201- $350
1, Mad Science 2015 Summer Science Shows Science
Mad Science offers several high energy shows that fit nicely with the 2015 NY State summer reading program theme -- Every Hero has a Story. Topics include Rocket Show (featuring inventor Robert Goddard), Marvels of Motion (featuring science hero Isaac Newton) and Up, Up & Away (featuring scientist extraordinaire Daniel Bernoulli). Call us for program details at 845-294-5434 or visit our website at www.midhudson.madscience.org
$351- $500
A Full Effect Production, Full A Turtle Show Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Visit us online at TurtleShow.com Children of all ages love turtles and we bring them to you! Available as a Stage Show or workshops. The Turtle Stage Show is a state of the art multi-media Assembly Program that will take the entire school around the world to meet a variety of species of Turtles and Tortoises including our Sulcata Tortoise from Africa and our Red Footed Tortoise from the Rainforests of Venezuela. This 45 minute program is completely self-contained and utilizes a digital projector to ensure students in both the front and back row of your gym or auditorium can see these amazing live reptiles up close! We also use digital photographs, maps, and life size replicas to teach students how and where turtles live, hibernate, eat, and more! This fast-paced program is both educational and entertaining and incorporates many areas of your school's current curriculum including Science, History, and Geography. Teacher's Guides and Activity sheets available for grades PK-8. Workshops are available for Single Classroom Sessions, Half Day Sessions, and Full Day Sessions. District Discounts are available. LIVE ANIMALS!!! Visit us at www.turtleshow.com for more details and information.
$501- $1000
Shea, Jessica Reptile Adventure Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Our basic show is an overview of reptiles and amphibians; we explain what makes a reptile a reptile, and how different reptiles live in their native ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York (We do have a few native NY animals). Every Reptile Adventure presentation involves allowing audience members to touch and feel the animals. We are also more than happy to allow students to line up for photos. At least one animal, usually a turtle or lizard, will be fed either insect prey or fruit. Snake feeding demonstrations available on request.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Fun-damental Forces Science
This class lays the foundation for further study in physical sciences and gives students a vivid and concise understanding of what makes the universe tick: gravity, inertia, centrifugal force and centripetal force. Students will answer the question, 'What happens to an object when a force acts upon it?' by experimenting with plasticene (clay) and rubber balls! The class will then divide into four groups so students can travel to different work stations for more hands-on science fun.
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - Patrick Garner's THOMAS EDISON: INVENTOR, LECTURER, & PRANKSTER History,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person, at your school! One of America's most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison (as portrayed by Broadway performer Patrick Garner), engages your students in this exciting, hands-on, motivational program. Some audience members will have the chance to help recreate some of his most famous experiments, and along the way, Edison shares several secrets that students can utilize in their day-to-day lives.
$501- $1000
Animal Embassy, . Talk to the Animals with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This educational and entertaining program will take library patrons around the world with a unique group of rescued animals, representing diverse habitats. Animals have many ways to communicate and Animal Embassy will help children to interpret and even mimic some of them. Participants will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant. We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Join Animal Embassy as we unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication. Meet live Animal Ambassadors such as frogs, Chinchillas, a Milk snake, a large Green iguana and more!
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . World Wildlife with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about the fascinating diversity of life on Earth with Animal Embassy. Meet Animal Embassy's most enigmatic and dynamic Animal Ambassadors such as Inca, our Spectacled owl whose origins are found in Peru. Meet a Green iguana, native to Central and South America, an African Sulcata tortoise or perhaps a Red-foot tortoise from South America and the Caribbean. The softer side of nature is introduced with a Flemish Giant rabbit or a family of South American chinchillas! Learn about the habitats that provide these beautiful creatures with all that they need to survive. Animal Embassy allows children to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive, live animal presentation!
$351- $500
1, Mad Science Harnessing Heat Science
Students will be introduced to the concepts of heat and heat transfer. They will be treated to six interactive demonstrations and four entertaining and educational hands-on activities. The class will learn and observe the basic properties of heat by play-acting the role of atoms, as well as, observing the effects and behavior of warm air and water. The children will witness a tea bag rocket-launch, a gravity defying candle-lighting and even take part in a sense-confusing temperature test.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Science of the Superabsorbant Science
What do astronauts and babies have in common? What mystery substance absorbs at least five times its own volume? Dissect a diaper and discover the answer. Compare different super-absorbent product. Grades 4- 8
$101- $200
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