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Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Mineral Mania (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
** Mineral Mania** Recreate the process of rock formation and learn to identify and classify rocks and minerals. Experience the thrill of panning for gems. The gems you find, you can take home for further study and identification. 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
Weaver, Bruce Dig Into Adventures at the Library Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Dig into Adventures at the Library With Ventriloquist Bruce Weaver and his "excavation" crew. Bruce and the gang will be exploring the library for clues about Dinosaurs, Rocks, Recycling, Treasure Hunting, and Adventure. The cast will include Detective Edgar J. Woodley, Chester Hound, Theodore the Vegetarian T-Rex, Louis the Shark, and of course Aunt Gabby. The 45 minute show will include music, ventriloquism, magic, audience assistants, and great family fun.
$351- $500
Hibbard, Kate One World, Many Sounds Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, NY offers traveling science shows throughout Onondaga county and beyond. As part of the 2011 Summer Reading Program, the MOST put together a special show called One World, Many Sounds. The presenter, Dustin Angell, brought a number of musical instruments from around the world and used them to talk about the science of sound and music. Dustin played the guitar, both Middle Eastern and African hand drums, small percussion instruments, and a few types of ethnic flutes. Dustin used audience participation, science demonstrations, music, and storytelling to create an engaging and fun educational experience for the children. The MOST also performs traveling science shows with a variety of topics throughout the year at schools, hospitals, camps, scout meetings, and libraries.
$101- $200
Adams, Lori Timeless Triops - A Prehistoric Creature Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Other
Triops are small aquatic creatures that have not changed in over 220 million years. They are one of the oldest living animal species on earth. Although they are not well known, some people keep them as pets. Meet local author and photographer, Lori Adams, who will read excerpts from her book Timeless Triops A Prehistoric Creature. She will also explain how photographers and scientists study these creatures. Children will be able to view Triops under a microscope and make a Triops puppet to take home. Triops eggs and instructions will be provided to library staff 1 month prior, so the library can raise their own triops. Triops usually live 6-8 weeks. Books and triops eggs will be available for purchase.
$201- $350
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, The RMS Titanic: Her Final Days History,
Media- Photography,
On a cold April night in 1912, the magnificent new luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg as she was making her way towards New York on her maiden voyage from England. In a few short hours, she sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic, taking with her the lives of more than 1,500 people. The tragedy shocked the world and, through the years, the legend of this story has continued to grow. Seventy three years after the sinking, the wreck of the Titanic was discovered 2 ½ miles below the surface by an intrepid group of Oceanographers using state of the art technology. Join Eco-Photo Explorers as they recall the tragic history of the R.M.S. Titanic and the exciting search for her remains. The show will also feature discussions on the technology used to find the wreck and will examine the current controversy over the recovery of artifacts from this site.
$201- $350
Kronzek, Allan The Magician's Art and Scientific Inquiry Performing Arts- Magic,
How do magic tricks fool us? Where does our thinking go astray? If we can be fooled by the illusions of a stage magician, how do we know we aren't being fooled by other illusions as well? Among the core science concepts explored in this eye-opening program--which combines baffling magic with audience brainstorming--are those related to developing skepticism, forming hypothesis, questioning appearances, testing explanations, and distinguishing between a scientific and non-scientific world view. Allan Zola Kronzek is a writer, magician, and longtime teaching artist. He is the author of the NY Times bestseller The Sorcerer's Companion-A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, and the highly-acclaimed A Book of Magic for Young Magicians - The Secrets of Alkazar.
$501- $1000
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... Flight! Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents.... Flight! Is a spectacular physics program for grades k – 8 which teaches about air, force, gravity, thrust, drag, lift and the difference between things that “fly,” things that “glide,” and things that “float.” Dramatic demonstrations emphasizing audience participation display evacuated cylinders, drag chutes, and full-sized Madgeburg Spheres to teach the principles of air pressure, lighter than air “flight,” Bernoulli, and air foils. For a finale, the audience demonstrates their mastery of the new concepts by explaining to Dr. Quark how they can get a crash test dummy to fly the length of the basketball court. Of course, they also get to try it. Historically, this show is an homage to the Wright Bros. First Flight and the science of physicists preceding them for centuries. Accomplishments of Otto van Guericke, Daniel Bernoulli, and Otto Lillienthal are explored in detail. This show is available year-round, but if you’re looking for a secular assembly for the week before Winter Vacation, this one is great – the anniversary of the Wright Bros. First Flight is December 17, so it’s timely to celebrate this milestone in science and human accomplishment during the month of December.
$1001- $3000
Hoyt, Lisa Water Nature- Environment,
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
Plock, Ellen Reigning Monarchs Nature- Animals,
Live Butterfly Exhibit Participants experience the World of Butterflies. Audience participates in a 15-minute Dress the Butterfly lecture designed to teach butterfly anatomy, followed by The Life Cycle Game (an active game similar to Simon Says). Following the presentations, participants will be put in groups of 8-10 and enter the Butterfly World where they interact with living butterflies. While waiting for their turn in Butterfly World, participants listen to a butterfly story, view various life stages of the butterfly, or do a butterfly craft.
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
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