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Program
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Description
Fee
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning LEAVES AND SEEDS Nature- Environment,
Science
What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration using lima beans students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include, seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a Chia sponge to nurture and record observations as it grows.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan What Color is That? Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Introduce your young scientists to the world of color; become a dye detective, discover what colors are secretly hiding in pens. How fast can you make 24 different colors using only red, yellow and blue water. Listen to a fun story about color adnd make a colorful spinning top to take home. If the kids don't become scientists they will surely become artists!
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Walloping Weather (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Walloping Weather** Welcome to the wild world of weather! Investigate why it rains, what causes lightning, and how weather can be predicted. Step into the shoes of a meteorologist, and create your own regional weather forecast. Learn about the Sun’s energy and ultraviolet radiation with the “Mad Science Sun Beads” you will take home. Mad Science Enrichment Programs are fun explorations into science and technology, and they encourage informal learning through hands-on experience. All Mad Science workshops include a lot of fascinating equipment, supplies, and take-home materials which the children build themselves. The Mad Science mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining, and educational activities which instill a clear understanding of what science really is, and how it affects the world around them.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Dry Ice (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Dry Ice** Explore the 3 states of matter and witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular (smoke) it creates. Learn all about dry ice while experiencing the famous Mad Science potions (Mad Science Burp,the Mad Science Bubble Bath, and the Mad Science Cemetery Scene). Everyone will leave the workshop with a fascinating color changing Mad Science Thermochromic Cup.(Requires electricity and access to hot water) Mad Science Enrichment Programs are fun explorations into science and technology, and they encourage informal learning through hands-on experience. All Mad Science workshops include a lot of fascinating equipment, supplies, and take-home materials which the children build themselves. The Mad Science mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining, and educational activities which instill a clear understanding of what science really is, and how it affects the world around them.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric What Makes A Mammal A Mammal? Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Lions, and Tigers and Bears, Oh MY! Wolves, and bats, and sperm whales! What do they all have in common? Come and learn about this inspiring group of animals. There will be skulls, furs, and other artifacts on hand to see and touch during and after the presentation. If allowed, we also bring a LIVE Mammal or two, such as our Therapy Dogs, Gangsta and Bailey, and Herbie the Hedgehog.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Listen Closely (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Listen Closely** This workshop will introduce students to the science behind the sounds all around them. Children will experiment with a wave motion model and a twirling tube to help them understand that sound travels in waves and can be heard in a variety pitches. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the everyday materials that make a variety of special effects noises in the movies and will watch, and hear, a bee buzz above their heads. These are programs specifically designed for children ages 3 and 4, and take place at your location. Our only requirements are: a room that can be darkened if needed, with tables and chairs where the children can work comfortably; a small table to set up our equipment and access to water and electricity. The children perform experiments, participate in demonstrations and, for most workshops, there is a take home item for each child at the end of the program.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Earthworks Science
Great topic for the 2013 Summer Reading Program - Dig into Reading. Children find out that the earth beneath their feet is more than meets the eye in this introductory program on earth science. They discover what the Earth is composed of and how various forces combine to create rocks and minerals. Kids will uncover the forces that create earthquakes, the natural faults in the Earth's crust and even how mountains are formed. They will see minerals fluoresce before their eyes and create their own sedimentary stacker to take home.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Night Lights Science
Younger students: Become an 'After Dark' scientist and find out why some things have an eerie glow at night. Experiment with light sticks, go on a Ultra-Violet treasure hunt, and make your own 'Glow in the Dark' slime to take home. Older students: Become an 'After Dark' scientist and find out why some things have an eerie glow at night. Discover different types of Luminescence, experiment with light sticks, and make your own 'Glow in the Dark' slime to take home. This is a hands on science program.
$101- $200
Baldwin, Daryl Outer Space Balloon Extravaganzas Performing Arts- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Other
Created in front of their eyes, children and parents will be amazed and amused at the fast paced seriously dramatic Balloon twisting of Certified Master Balloon Artist Daryl Baldwin from Balloon Extravaganzas in upstate NY.
$201- $350
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Frozen Fins: The Art and Science of Ice Diving Media- Photography,
Nature- Other,
Science
When the weather turns cold and the local waters turn to ice, many divers pack up their dive gear and wait for the return of summer. Some hasten its arrival with a trip to warmer climates while winter maintains its grip on the north. But the arrival of winter does not need to mean the end of local diving. In this program, you will learn the techniques, equipment requirements and reasons for safely venturing below the ice in one of diving’s most challenging, and rewarding, activities: Ice Diving. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they explain the “hows” and “whys” of ice diving and introduce you to some of the best places to dive beneath the ice.
$201- $350
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