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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bureau, Sandra Fizz Boom Read: Adirondack Grossology Nature- Environment,
Science
Adirondack Grossology--how do slugs make that slimy trail? How can skunks smell so bad? What is that foamy stuff on the plants? Explore fascinating FIZZY chemical reactions in nature that we can recreate here at the library. Wear play clothes. Its going to get messy!
$101- $200
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Color Science
Discover the science of color. Make your own color wheel to take home. Experimenting with color infusion you will learn about primary and secondary colors. Grades 1-5
$101- $200
1, Mad Science Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Acids and Bases (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Acids and Bases** Uncover the secrets of chemistry and the effects acids and bases have on our daily lives! Test common household items with Litmus Paper to determine acidity & alkalinity levels. You will also learn how to make a CO2 fire extinguisher, and watch as a test tube pops using an acid and a base! 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
Stelljes, Eileen Down the Nile! History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Hear about the archeological find of the 20th Century- the discovery of King Tut's tomb! View examples of the treasures found and Egyptian masks. Craft replicas of a Pharaoh's jeweled collar and a decorative cartouche of your name. Learn how about the on-line tool to translate your name into ancient hieroglyphics. Play the Mummy Wrap game for a fun finish.
$101- $200
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS GEMS ROCK Mineral Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Experience a dazzling world of scientific wonder! Glittering, Museum-quality exhibit - Rocks & Minerals, Gemstones. Interactive show. Topics: Mineral Resources (critical in everyday life), Mining process, demos of magical Magnetic, Fluorescent & X-ray Rock™, gemstone insights. Mineral arts - creative uses. Students act as miners during panning, gemstone mining or excavation activities. Take home real specimens - rubies, emeralds, amethyst…), Geode opening, Excavations, Amber discovery! Gain core knowledge of earth science resources - mine for treasures.
$351- $500
Ferrari, Johnda For the Birds Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Join in as Nature Detectives play the role of ornithologists exploring the world of birds! What characteristics make a bird? We will look at feathers, beaks, feet, nests and eggs. Models of bird specimens such as bluejays, flamingo and ducks will be on hand. After our examination,we will play games about adaptations. We end with helping our feathered friends by making a bird feeder to take home!
$101- $200
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Weather Wonders (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Weather Wonders** Wind, Water, and Heat are the three components of weather. Your mini meteorologists attempt to learn the mysteries behind our weather patterns. 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
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning THE MUMMY History,
Multicultural- Other,
Science
Participants learn about the ancient process of embalming and the cultural significance of mummification. Topics discussed include amulets, sarcophagus, canopic jars and pyramid building. Students make their very own mummy to take home. 4th - 6th grade
$201- $350
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