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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Stunt Planes and Gliders (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Stunt Planes and Gliders** The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. This class is a wonderful mix of conceptual and hands-on learning, which will introduce us to the basics of aerodynamics. Learn about the forces that affect flying machines, and build a Delta Dart. Bring home your own “Mad Science Skyhawk Foam Plane”. (We need access to a safe, uncluttered area to perform this workshop, preferably outdoors) 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
Kuhn, Lindsay Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Smoke Ridge Organics is a fully operating organic farm located in Rochester, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, calf, sheep, goat, pig, angora rabbit, peacock, turkey, chicken, duck, and quail; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2014 summer reading program.
$101- $200
Beltrani, Susan Got Flubber? Science
The magic of chemistry right in your hands! Combine a known substance with other molecules to create a new substance....Flubber! Using everyday substances and household materials, participants make a stringy, bouncy creation while exploring states of matter, molecules, polymers and chemical reactions. Participants take home their creation!
$101- $200
Bidwell, Beth Birds of Prey Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Come face to face with some of the hawks, owls, and falcons that live in our area. Learn about the amazing adaptations that put these animals at the top of the food chain.
$201- $350
Novogrodski, Marvin The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
The Magic of Science explains the scientific process, from the art of experimenting to the creation of an invention. With simple experiments that kids can try at home, they learn about air pressure, carbon dioxide and the invention of the wheel. The Magic of Science draws a link between the work of artists and scientists, encouraging persistence and exploration. Check out streaming video at www.marvmarv.com. K-6th graders A professional performer since 1984, Marvelous Marvin incorporates dance, theater, magic and circus arts with his love of research and science. The Magic of Science is scripted with a humorous, rhythmic rhyming text and was created with support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Marvin is now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Behold the twirling perpetous! Thrill to the billiard-ball spinning sculptures! Marvel at the eight-foot tall photo collage!
$501- $1000
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
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
Hoyt, Lisa Water Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
No one can survive long without water. Learn the importance of clean water and the water cycle. Make a simple rain stick.
Up to $100
Cavanaugh, Deb Creepy Crawlers - Catch the Reading Bug 2008 Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Sing along, play percussion instruments and enjoy moving around as we use our imaginations to bring these songs about insects, crawdads and other creepy crawlers to life at your library. This program may also include looking at books and can be presented with or without supplemental educational materials. It is perfect for the 2008 Summer Reading Program theme, Catch the Reading Bug. Catch Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh!
$351- $500
Dayan, Nomi Wands, Wizards, and Waves / I Sea a Sea Monster Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We present two programs about Spooks and Magic this summer. "I Sea a Sea Monster" explores how legends like the Lock Ness and Mermaids originate - and kids create their own Sea Monster with clay and Monster Goo. In "Wands, Wizards, and Waves," kids learn about sailors' supersitions at sea, visit a Potions Table, and create their own wands. 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!
Up to $100
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