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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Build It History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
How do buildings stay up? What makes a structure stable? Learn about the mathematics principles and physical forces behind structures such as bridges, towers, and geodesic domes. Apply what you've learned to construct a freestanding structure out of model magic and toothpicks. Recommended for 1st-5th grade.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Mad Mixtures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Mad Mixtures** An excellent introduction to mixtures and the science of chemistry! Interactive and hands-on activities will help the children understand that chemistry is the science of mixing things together. We will use chemistry to mix up different colors and learn to make our own dough! 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
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Ceceri, Kathy Amazing Robotics Projects You Can Build Yourself Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects with an arts-and-crafts twist! Kids can build real working robots using their creativity and imagination. Three programs: Motorized ArtBots, Gravity-Powered Mini Robot Walkers, and bendable Robot Hands. All programs feature a talk about how robots work and a look at many of the other projects from my book, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. To see photos and videos of the projects visit my website, www.craftsforlearning.com.
$351- $500
Corcoran, Mary Gone Missing - Nutmeg the Dog Science
Nutmeg, the dog, has gone missing. Students work in groups, using genetic traits, fingerprints, simple chemistry, density, and other clues, to find out who might have taken her. Once the mystery is solved, they find Nutmeg is fine!
$101- $200
Boyer, Jeff A Scientist's Trip Around the World History,
Science
A Scientist's Trip Around the World This is a spectacular exploration covering the stories of scientists around the world including their discoveries and inventions. Jeff Boyer takes audiences on a trip full of fun science facts and demonstrations. Volunteers are needed for this journey so bring a sense of adventure and be ready to lend a hand. www.JeffBoyer.com 914-466-3448 info@jeffboyer.com
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read: Science in Motion Summer 2014! Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science
Science in Motion is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. Through an exciting use of mime, comedy and informative science tie-ins, Robert Rivest inspires his audience to see science in a new light. His comic examples of everyday science and are educational gems, advancing any science curriculum. His enthusiasm for science is so infectious that hard to reach students are often the first to volunteer for interactive pieces. Experience Science Kinetically! People love mime illusions, Robert Rivest shows the science behind it!
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy STEM Workshop: How to Make a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the middle-grade activity book "Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future" will talk about low tech/no tech ways to help kids start designing, building, and inventing! Based on her years of teaching STEM concepts using everyday crafts, Kathy will suggest materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. An award-winning author and illustrator who has presented fun hands-on programs at schools, museums, and libraries around the Northeast, Kathy's favorite projects include the Motorized ArtBot, Solar Wobblebot, Gravity-Powered Robot Walker, Working Waterwheel, and Polarized Light Painting. Kathy has spoken at World Maker Faire New York in 2012 and 2013, and helped organize the Emma Willard Mini Maker Faire in October 2013. She is proud to serve on the board of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy, one of the fastest-growing makerspaces in the country.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$201- $350
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
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