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Program
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Description
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Iannotti, Erica Make Something That DOES Something! Science
So few of us understand how the electronic devices we are obsessed with actually work. Join us as we explore the world of innovation in this hands-on workshop! Spark and support an interest in STEAM (Sci Tech Eng Art Math) and mold the next Steve Jobs of the world! In this workshop participants will innovate through a posed problem in a collaborative environment using littleBits electronics and craft materials. https://littleBits.cc *Littlebits are color-coded open source electronic modules that snap together magnetically for prototyping, learning and fun! CNN calls them “Legos for the iPad generation!” Example workshops : Create a machine that can create art ~ POWERful cities ~ Hack the Holidays. Challenges can be designed to fit a library's current theme! Workshops are scalable from 1 hour to 6 hours. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For a September 2013 workshop video check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFhE8EhLEs Questions can be directed to Erica Iannotti eiannotti@compuchild.com
$201- $350
Kruk, Jonathan Fizz + Boom = Invention Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
This program will intrigue older children with the compelling stories and skits of several inventors and their inventions. Fulton and the steamboat, Edison and the electric light, Hedy Lamarr and radio waves, plus the surprising secret behind the invention of the telescope. Ask for a tale on your favorite inventor. The bibliography includes; Ideas That Changed the World by DK Publishing, and Spectrum Spread & Hedy Lamarr by Rob Walters.
$201- $350
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
Austin, Robert Theatre of the Mind Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Mentalist Robert Austin will read people' minds through a series of experiments. This will include Robert using sightless vision. Coins,tape and a STEEL blindfold will be put on Robert's eyes and still he will be able to name people's names, social security numbers, serial numbers on dollar bills,people's addresses and play tic-tac-toe with someone. He will memorize items people yell out. He will bend, spoons,folks and keys with just his mind. He will be able to predict a word picked from a book of over 200 pages. And much more!
$501- $1000
Beltrani, Susan Dead Men do Tell Tales Science
Learn how forensic specialists read bones to uncover clues. Understand the scientific principles relating to the study of the human skeleton and become a forensic archaeologist! Using real human bones, students are introduced to the science of forensic archaeology. As teams of forensic specialists, they are challenged to examine the bones for clues. Students hypothesize about the person's age, gender and possible demise.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Un-Frog-get-able Frogs Nature- Animals,
Science
Jump, eat and swim like a frog. Learn about these burrowing noise makers and their webs through stories, crafts and songs.
$101- $200
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Recycling Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Science
Bob Conrad brings to this program over three decades of experience performing educational assembly programs in schools. Using a large number of performing skills, including, Music,Puppets, Magic, and Ventriloquism, he makes learning about the importance of Recycling fun and exciting. When this serious subject is presented in a light-hearted manner, all your students will understand and remember the reasons WHY we must recycle and HOW they can help. Students young and old will be amazed by the magic and charmed by the puppet characters Gomer and Mr. Bird, and they will cheer for their classmates in Bob Conrad's Recycled Rhythm Band. The Magic of Recycling is fun from beginning to end, with an important message that will be long remembered. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... Flight! Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Science
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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Plant Identification For Beginners Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A slide show and lecture offering an introdution to plant identification by using texts and field guides and by pointing out the characteristics to look for without getting into deep technical discussion and analysis> Nature study is often presented as too overpowering for many and this can be intimidating. this program is a user friendly approach to this field of study which should make it a fun experience rather than an overpowering one.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Shapes and Structures (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Shapes and Structures** Children will discover different shapes and structures by using different kinds of equipment like Geoboards and Magnatiles. They will create their own shapes and structures to take home. 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
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