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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Bugs (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Bugs** Welcome to the realm of insects! Learn about their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment. Explore what characteristics insects have and bring home your own “Mad Science Bug Box”. 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
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning FORCE AND FRICTION Science
Students will gain an enduring understanding of the concepts of force, motion, and friction through a series of hands-on, highly engaging activities. They will participate in hypothesis formulation, data collecting and problem solving while utilizing concepts of push/pull, momentum, conservation and transference of energy. Each child will create a spinner to take home that illustrates these ideas. 1st - 4th grade
$201- $350
Berlin, Jan The Unhuggables Disability Awareness,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animals who are often considered unattractive or unsavory are the highlight of this program that focuses on the importance of respect for all life. Creatures are still valuable world residents even if they aren't cuddly. Puppets, display boards, and assorted props make this a fun, entertaining, and educational program.
$101- $200
1, Mad Science ~2015 Summer Reading Workshops~ Science
Mad Science offers many workshop topics that relate well to the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme -- Every Hero has a story. Workshop Topics include: Electricity (Nikola Tesla), All About Animals (Mary Anning), Under Pressure (Daniel Bernoulli), Fun-da-mental Forces (Isaac Newton), Space Phenomena (Caroline Herschel & Maria Mitchell), and more. Please see individual topic listings. Call us for program details at 845-294-5434 or visit our website at www.midhudson.madscience.org
$201- $350
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
Animal Embassy, . Nighttime in the Animal Kingdom with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join Animal Embassy on this night-time journey through the fascinating night life of the animal kingdom! With this captivating program, we will help children to understand the differences between “nocturnal,” “crepuscular” and “diurnal” animals by providing exciting, live examples of each. Library patrons will discover what these amazing creatures do while we are tucked tightly in our beds dreaming! Many nocturnal critters have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars . . . We will explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live Animal Ambassadors such as a Red-eyed tree frog, a Hedgehog, a Sugar glider, Ball pythons, a Rabbit or a Ferret, a Spotted salamander, a Tokay or Crested gecko, and more!
$201- $350
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. How Natives and Settlers of the Region Used Edible and Medicinal Plants History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A slide show and lecture explaining how the earliest settlers and the local Indian tribes relied on commonly growing wild plants and fungi to supplement their meager diets and to treat ailments. Many are right under our noses and were familiar fare to our ancestors> Many are far more nutritious than garden variery vegetables and yet are ignored by modern man.
$201- $350
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Dry Ice (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Dry Ice** Explore the 3 states of matter and witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular (smoke) it creates. Learn all about dry ice while experiencing the famous Mad Science potions (Mad Science Burp,the Mad Science Bubble Bath, and the Mad Science Cemetery Scene). Everyone will leave the workshop with a fascinating color changing Mad Science Thermochromic Cup.(Requires electricity and access to hot water) 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
Penske, Tara Scrubs, Scrubs, Scrubs! An essential oil experience Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
Scrubs, Scrubs, Scrubs! An easy and effective way to incorporate Aromatherapy and essential oils into facial and body scrubs. Participants will create four types of scrubs that they can use immediately. Learn how Sugar and Salt Scrubs can be created to exfoliate and brighten your skin while enhancing addressing mod and health issues. $150 (Tweens, teens and Adults)
$101- $200
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