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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Che-Mystery (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Che-Mystery** Explore chemistry, one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences. Learn how to break polymer bonds and create soda pop. Grow your own “Mad Science Crystal Garden” to take home. 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
Edgecomb, Diane Rainforest Legends Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. For schools different Rainforest Legends performances are available for K-2 and 3-6th grade. Each performancevcomes with an extensive curriculum package, which includes both science-based and language-based activities. "Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories." Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick PA
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra Author Visit: Mars Road Trip! Literature- Other,
Media- Photography,
Science
Images from my book, CARS ON MARS, are featured in this interplanetary road trip. Stunning photography taken by the rovers themselves transport children to Mars where they learn about the geology, climate, and natural history of our closest neighbor in space. Children use their imaginations as they explore Mars with the help of maps, music, and snacks--basic necessities on any road trip!
$351- $500
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
Carey, Margaret Computer Workshops - All Levels - Various Programs Life Skills- Other,
Media- Other,
Science
Margaret Carey of Key to Computing has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. In addition, she has taught classes for local libraries, adult education programs, individuals and private companies. She specializes in matching her program to the experience level of the class and has a wonderfully entertaining way of presenting topics. She is able to answer questions and provide insight to the topics covered. Ms. Carey will develop a handout specific for the topic . Topics include: Computer Basics Introduction the Internet Introduction to Word Letter writing with Word Advanced Features in Word Introduction to Excel Advanced Features in Excel PowerPoint Facebook Free Email Newsletter with MailChimp Shopping Safely Online Online Coupon Shopping Customized classes are available to meet your requirements. Please note the fee for custom classes may be higher.
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Helter Skelter: Underground Forces and Fun Fair Science Science
Become a structural engineer; design a roller coaster ride using the earth's gravity to make a marble roll over enough twists and turns to make your hair stand on end.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning LEAVES AND SEEDS Nature- Environment,
Science
What’s so special about plants? Through hands-on exploration using lima beans students learn about plant and seed structure. Topics discussed include, seed dispersal, germination, and photosynthesis. Students take home a Chia sponge to nurture and record observations as it grows.
$201- $350
Ferrari, Johnda Insects & Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Young Entomologists will explore the amazing world of insects. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful can be found in these fascinating animals. Children will love examining the variety of shapes, sizes, and adaptations of the real-life specimens. Each insect is more weird than the next! Nature Detectives will look at delicate butterflies and moths with their striking colors and patterns. Bug facts, puzzles, handouts and games- as well as a bug take home craft to be enjoyed by all.
$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
Straka, Mike Super Heroes Of Invention Science
Field Paleontologist Mike and Roberta will explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented/ discovered them. Your patrons will be introduced to Archimedes and find out why things float. We’ll do an experiment and see if rocks float. Who invented balloons? We’ll bring along a skull of a real Triceratops and discuss how the first Triceratops was discovered in 1887. In addition, we will cover the origins of playing cards, the toothbrush, x rays and a host of fascinating discoveries. With each super hero, inventor, we will do an experiment to demonstrate the invention or discovery. In addition, we’ll host the “What’s That Invention Game Show”, lots of audience participation and a touch of magic.
$201- $350
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