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Program
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Description
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Stone, Hank Railroads as Inspiration History,
Music,
Science
Songwriter Hank Stone has found himself writing many songs with references to railroads recently. Drawing on traditional songs, blues, and pop tunes, Hank and his quartet present a kind of history of America's reliance on and romance with trains. Audiences will participate at times in sing-alongs and Q&A. Our original songs fit seamlessly with the traditional tunes to provide an entertaining and enlightening program.
$201- $350
Beltrani, Susan Amusement Park Physics Science
This innovative program takes students on an imaginary walk through an amusement park to discover the world of physics. Following a brief introduction using amusement park rides to explain Newtons 3 Laws, students will work in groups and visit stations designed to mimic familiar amusement park attractions. Students will understand the forces behind bumper car rides, design a roller coaster, and more!
$201- $350
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
Sears, Susan What Color is That? Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Introduce your young scientists to the world of color; become a dye detective, discover what colors are secretly hiding in pens. How fast can you make 24 different colors using only red, yellow and blue water. Listen to a fun story about color adnd make a colorful spinning top to take home. If the kids don't become scientists they will surely become artists!
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Spider Web Wonders Nature- Animals,
Science
Learn about these fascinating creatures and their webs through games, crafts and stories. An outside component can be added if a suitable space is available.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Matter of Fact Science
Through a hands on approach, we introduce children to the structure of atoms and molecules. They will learn how atoms combine to create molecules, examine molecules and molecular bonding. They will learn and observe the difference between physical and chemical changes. As the final experiment in chemical changes, students will have the chance to create their own Mad Science Putty. This lesson provides children the opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry based instructional methods.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Science of the Superabsorbant Science
What do astronauts and babies have in common? What mystery substance absorbs at least five times its own volume? Dissect a diaper and discover the answer. Compare different super-absorbent product. Grades 4- 8
$101- $200
Berlin, Jan The Colorful World of Animals Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Rainbows aren't just in the sky! Mother nature has given a variety of colors to the animals who share our earth. Interact with live animals and find out how their colors help them to survive. Can a chameleon really change colors to match his environment - even if it's plaid or paisley or polka-dotted?
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Fun-damental Forces Science
This class lays the foundation for further study in physical sciences and gives students a vivid and concise understanding of what makes the universe tick: gravity, inertia, centrifugal force and centripetal force. Students will answer the question, 'What happens to an object when a force acts upon it?' by experimenting with plasticene (clay) and rubber balls! The class will then divide into four groups so students can travel to different work stations for more hands-on science fun.
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Presented in costume, learn how the science of Paleontology began. Early fossil hunters were dangerously competitive when trying to find the most dinosaur bones. Are dinosaurs really buried in New York's Central Park? Group activities include assembling a dinosaur bone puzzle, then taking part in a mini-dig to unearth and identify (on field note sheet) your hidden creature. Choose dig options of either dinosaur eggs or figurines. Displaying the library's dinosaur non-fiction books helps with identification.
$101- $200
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