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Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Detective Science (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
** Detective Science** Step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science works to solve crimes. Create and analyze fingerprints and teeth impressions. Discover how written materials can be analyzed to help solve a crime. Put your observation skills to the test and find out if you would make a good witness! Take home a Mad Science Personal Profile Kit where you can test your forensic science skills. 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
Stelljes, Eileen Down the Nile! History,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Hear about the archeological find of the 20th Century- the discovery of King Tut's tomb! View examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. Craft replicas of a Pharaoh's jeweled collar and a decorative cartouche of your name. Learn how about the on-line tool to translate your name into ancient hieroglyphics. Play the Mummy Wrap game for a fun finish.
$101- $200
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
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
Dayan, Nomi Tides & Treats / Blastoff to the Stars Museums,
Nature- Environment,
In "Tides and Treats," learn about phases of the moon, star constellations, and decorate constellations on cookies using icing and sprinkles. In "Blastoff to the Stars" discover ways people have gotten around through the years, from wooden sailships to rocketships. Touch ship tools and learn how rockets take off - create your own flying rocket. Our programs present hands-on activities, take-home crafts, and fun experiments. We are accredited (by American Association of Museums) and insured; programs are taught by certified educators. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
$101- $200
Tomecek, Stephen The Science of Sports Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Other,
Scientist and award-winning author Steve The Dirtmeister Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at the science behind many of the sports that kids love to play. The program features over a dozen interactive demonstrations which are safe enough for kids to try themselves. We begin with a look at athletes and why reaction time and hand-eye coordination is so important. We then explore the roles played by inertia, leverage, angular momentum, friction and gravity in everything from bowling and basketball to soccer and baseball!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan CSI in the kitchen Science
A mystery is brewing in Wonderland. Tea time treats are missing. Was it the Knave of Hearts? The Mad Hatter? The March Hare? Use chemical tests and your deductive powers to brew up a solution to the mystery. Or it's off with your head! This is a fun hands-on program using non-hazardous household chemicals.
$101- $200
Raabe, Kim Privler Modus Operandi Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Mama Pajama’s Playhouse is back to support Summer Reading Program 2014’s theme “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with a brand-new, original, live, interactive, Musical Story Show coming to libraries across New York State in July and August 2014. “Modus Operandi!” explodes with interesting scientific activities audience members can try for themselves, thought-provoking books, Information and Fun Facts about how things work, and of course, no MPP performance would be complete without the interactive music Mama Pajama’s young audiences have come to know and love throughout the years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience that will leave kids wanting more knowledge, renting more library books, and exploring science this summer in a super fun way. Join us to learn how birds fly, why magnets stick to the fridge, how a piano makes music, and many more fascinating things!
$351- $500
Biss III, Joseph Exotic Animals Nature- Animals,
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
Sears, Susan Bubbles Science
Younger students (3-5yrs), with parents. or older students (grades K - 5) Become a Bubbleologist! Are bubbles always round? Learn about bubbles through experimentation. Stand inside a giant bubble and make a bubble blower to take home. Older students will also learn how to bounce bubbles.
$101- $200
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