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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sears, Susan Jungle Quicksand Science
Ever get a Sinking Feeling? Come learn about quicksand, that strange "solid ground" that isn't. Make your own ooey, gooey quicksand and test it out on some unlucky jungle critters. How can we escape from quicksand? Do you know the trick of making a liquid into a solid just by tapping it? Take home your own quicksand sample... if you escape!
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Slime and Goo: Polymer Chemistry Science
A hands on science program; What exactly is a polymer? Mix some mystery substances to make 'Slimy matter' and 'Gooey Worms' and/or instant snow. This fun activity uses non-toxic household materials. Older students (middle school) will experiment with different recipes to see how they can change the results whilst younger students (grades 2 - 5) have fun with a simple method of making slime.
$101- $200
Hoffman, Bernadette Wildlife Education by Bernie Nature- Animals,
Science
Live animal presentation with three species of your choice. Information is given on the life of each animal including interesting tidbits. Live Animals: Canada Lynx, European Polecat, Chilian Degu, Rainforest Opossum, African Hedgehog, South American Chinchilla, Ring-necked Dove and Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot(talks). Interactive Educational Games - Who's That Tail? Wild Faces, Track Match. More Animal Science and fun facts using three or more animal artifacts including skulls, furs, hides, claws, antlers, horns, eggs or feathers and focusing on a program theme of your choice. Program Themes: Adirondack Animals, Animal Stories, Animals Around the Globe, Antlers & Horns, Aquatic Animals, Burrowing Animals-The Diggers, Claws & Paws, Eggs & Feathers, Endangered & Threatened Species, Gone to the Dogs, Horns of Plenty, Night Animals, North American Species, Marsupials & Down Under, Odd & Unusual, Out of Africa, Predator & Prey, Reptiles, Rodents & Lagomorphs, and Wiley Weasels. Questions & Answer Session Touch & Explore is where you get to feel & examine the animal artifacts up close and touch the presented live animals under supervision. I can tailor my program to fit your audience and/or timing needs. Please visit my website for photos & information.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Optical Illusions (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Optical Illusions** Build your own “Mad Science Periscope” while learning about optics, reflection and sight. Watch celebrity images change before your very eyes! Seeing is not always believing…as this fast paced and very entertaining workshop demonstrates. 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
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Dinosaurs Science
Discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist by hunting for and piecing together one of several different dinosaurs. Make a dinosaur craft to take home. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Science Of Toys (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Science of Toys ** Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Use bouncing balls, yo-yos and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Find out how vector toys and string things work, and bring home a glowing “Mad Science Yo-Yo”. 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
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Bug Bites Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Become a junior entomologist and learn about the amazing lives and natural history of bugs, insects, and spiders. Use what you learn about bug anatomy and habits to create your own imaginary bug. Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd grade.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Sun & Stars (Hand-On Workshop) Other,
Science
Mad Science Enrichment Programs are fun explorations into ** Sun & Stars** This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn, and journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Build a “Mad Science Bead Dipper” to create a 3-dimensional glow-in-the-dark constellation! 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
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Illusions Science
Is it magic or is it science? Don't be fooled. Discover the science behind many illusions. Make your own illusions to take home. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Up, Up & Away (Show) Other,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth’s pressure pushes down on you with the force of two elephants! Explore how Bernoulli’s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a mini-rocket. Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Take a ride on our amazing Mad Science Hovercraft! Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high!
$351- $500
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