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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: GET STEAM! Literature- Creative Writing,
Media- Photography,
Science
GET STEAM! explores the links between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) while presenting the process by which I create children's books--including research, photography, and writing. Using images from my books, BUG SHOTS, MOSQUITO BITE, and SNEEZE!, I introduce students to hidden worlds magnified and photographed by an electron microscope. In depth observation of a variety of specimens is accomplished with a 5X jeweler's loupe provided to each workshop participant. Students explore how they can use observation to to inspire their own creative-nonfiction writing.
$351- $500
Cain, Ron Scientific Secrets of Magic Workshop Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Scientific Secrets of Magic reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of magician Ron Cain’s trade. Children learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. The Syracuse University graduate and former teacher also offers other workshops that combine class instruction with hands-on activities: IT'S MAGIC! teaches kids to perform magic with ordinary objects like cards, coins and rope. Children learn simple tricks that involve chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math. CLOWNING AROUND shows them how to have fun with juggling, yo-yos and balloon animals. THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER gives Hogwarts fans a chance to take magical classes and play wizard games. ENCHANTED CREATURES focuses on the folklore and legends surrounding elves, fairies, leprechauns, trolls, dragons and unicorns. MONSTEROLOGY sheds light on the seven monster families and invites students to use their imagination to create creepy creatures. A GATHERING OF GHOSTS introduces students to classic ghost stories and beliefs. THE WILD, WILD WEST lets children pretend to be cowboys (and girls) and learn about Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan CSI: Who Done It? Science
From Sherlock Holmes to the OJ Simpson trial, people have been plagued by the question, "Who done it?" Explore the science of crime scene investigation techniques: Fingerprints, chromatography & shoe print analysis. Applying these techniques with deductive reasoning, participants examine the evidence & try to figure out Who done it?
$201- $350
Rakvica, Pattie Jewlery Design/Bead Making Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Students will be able to express their creativity in jewelry design. Students will be able to create and design various jewelry items. This class can compliment science studies of rock and minerals. Student will be interested to learn how we are surrounded by rock, minerals and gems in our everyday lives. Bead making is a hands on experience for girls and boys. Designing beads and creating an exciting piece of art (key chains and necklaces).
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Popping Pictures Science,
Visual Arts- Drawing
The What, Why and How of 3D. Discover the science behind 3D glasses. Use two different types of glasses to read books, see movies and then design your own popping pictures. You get to keep the glasses!
$101- $200
Visco, Christopher ORGANIC FOODS: Are they better? Life Skills- Food,
Science
There was a time when the word Organic was rare in a grocery store. Not any more. From potato chips to apples, the consumer is now bombarded with the choice of natural and organic. There is debate over the meaning of the word organic. This lively presentation will explore the truth about organic foods, covering organic meats, vegetables and other foods.
$101- $200
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: Mars Road Trip! Literature- Other,
Media- Photography,
Science
Images from my book, CARS ON MARS, are featured in this interplanetary road trip. Stunning photography taken by the rovers themselves transport children to Mars where they learn about the geology, climate, and natural history of our closest neighbor in space. Children use their imaginations as they explore Mars with the help of maps, music, and snacks--basic necessities on any road trip!
$351- $500
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS & OCEANS GEMS ROCK Mineral Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Experience a dazzling world of scientific wonder! Glittering, Museum-quality exhibit - Rocks & Minerals, Gemstones. Interactive multimedia. Show focus on the importance of Minerals in our everyday lives. Students act as miners during panning, gemstone mining or excavation activities. Take home real specimens - rubies, emeralds, amethyst…) Geode opening, Excavations, Amber discovery activity options too! We offer Dinosaurs Rock® and Oceans Rock® too.
$351- $500
Penske, Tara Lip Balms and Lotions Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Lip Balms and Lotions Have you ever wondered what goes into making a lip balm or body lotion? Perhaps you have read the ingredients list on some products and been put off by the unpronounceable names. In this fun and informative class create your own products and control what goes in them. Follow Tara Penske, Certified Aromatherapist as you learn step by step how essential oils and other natural products can be used to make lip balms and lotions! (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $150
$101- $200
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