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Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Let's Measure (Preschool Workshop) Other,
**Let's Measure** Preschoolers will learn the basics of measurement during this workshop when they get to measure all kinds of objects using balance beam scales, bathroom scales and even their own feet! Children will be introduced to the concept of estimation and take home a measuring foot to cut out with their parents. 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Magnetic Magic (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
**Magnetic Magic** Investigate the power and daily uses of magnets. Learn about polarity, visualize magnetic fields, and learn how to magnetize ordinary metals. Find out how a compass works, and test a powerful electromagnet. Bring home the cool “Mad Science Magnet Lab”. 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 Live Reptile Show Nature- Animals,
Although reptiles may seem creepy to some, to know them is to love them! Participants will learn the characteristics of a reptile and be able to identify members of the snake, lizard, turtle and crocodile families. Particular themes such as “The Class of Reptiles,” Desert vs. Tropical Adaptations” or “Careers with Animals” are available. This program can be modified to suit mandated curricular needs. Call for details!
$201- $350
Hibbard, Kate Splash into Science Science
As part of the 2010 Summer Reading Programs, the MOST designed and performed a show called Splash into Science. We performed this show for all the libraries in Onondaga County. The show focused on the theme of water. The presenter used audience participation and science demonstrations to explore the science of splashes, friction, and phase changes. The audience was introduced to the wonder of liquid nitrogen and got to meet the museum's red-eared slider turtle.
$101- $200
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, In Search of Buried Treasure History,
Media- Photography,
Eco-Photo Explorers examines the exciting world of treasure hunting through the use of photography, history, and with a discussion that highlights some of the treasure ships that are found in Long Island waters. Some of the specialized equipment and technologies that are used to seek out lost treasure and shipwrecks are also discussed. Presentation will include: An equipment demo of various diving apparatus and underwater metal detector. Contact Eco-Photo Explorers for details.
$201- $350
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning PHYSICS OF TOYS Science
Experience physics in action through hands-on activities and demonstrations using familiar and old fashioned toys. Students experiment with the forces of gravity and inertia by observing and manipulating materials, forming and testing their own hypothesis. A concrete understanding of conservation of energy along with kinetic and potential energy is achieved when students make their own toy to take home. Pre-K - 5th grade
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . The Future of the Monarch Butterfly: What Can We Do? Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Join Animal Embassy and experience for yourself the incredible Monarch Butterfly lifecycle and migration which takes place each year. View stunning images that have been collected in Mexico’s Central Highlands by the Director & Founder of Animal Embassy. Learn about the challenges & threats faced by this beautiful insect, as well as what we can do to make a difference. We will also meet live Animal Ambassadors such as Sinaloan Milk snake, a Blue Poison Dart frog, Red-eyed tree frogs and a Day gecko to explore and compare their brilliant colors and patterns.
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Dayan, Nomi Dark & Delicious / Starry Starry Night / Sleepy Salves Life Skills- Food,
Visual Arts- Painting
We present three programs for teens this summer. In "Dark and Delicious," learn how to create a chocolate painting using melted dark chocolate. Use artifacts for inspiration to sketch a monochromatic scene that you can eat! In "Starry Starry Night," explore ways artists have captured the night and use charcoal and watercolor to create a nightscape. All materials supplied. In "Sleepy Salves," mix up soothing masks with sea salts and other creations to become part of your nightly routine. Use lavender scents, fill a tea bag with chamomile, and go home with your creations.
$101- $200
Hoyt, Lisa Staying Safe in the Outdoors Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Know the facts about staying safe in the outdoors. Information will be given on rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. At the end of the program, participants will be less fearful, better educated, know what to look for and how to protect themselves and be able to feel secure venturing outdoors.
Up to $100
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