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Iannotti, Erica Make Something That DOES Something! Science
So few of us understand how the electronic devices we are obsessed with actually work. Join us as we explore the world of innovation in this hands-on workshop! Spark and support an interest in STEAM (Sci Tech Eng Art Math) and mold the next Steve Jobs of the world! In this workshop participants will innovate through a posed problem in a collaborative environment using littleBits electronics and craft materials. *Littlebits are color-coded open source electronic modules that snap together magnetically for prototyping, learning and fun! CNN calls them “Legos for the iPad generation!” Example workshops : Create a machine that can create art ~ POWERful cities ~ Hack the Holidays. Challenges can be designed to fit a library's current theme! Workshops are scalable from 1 hour to 6 hours. Kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For a September 2013 workshop video check out Questions can be directed to Erica Iannotti
$201- $350
Muhleman - Brown, Linda - Joanne Science on the Move - Structures and Building Science
Learn that different shapes have an effect on the strength of a structure. Become an engineer and test your knowledge by building your own structure to take home. Grades 2-5
$101- $200
Knight, Leonora Pre-K - 2nd Grade Animal Show 2014 Summer Reading Literature- Other,
Your younger patrons will love performing songs to such books as From Head to Toe, The Very Busy Spider, Stellaluna, In the Small Pond, Quiet Cricket, Mr. Seahorse, Rainbow Fish, Diary of a Worm or a Fly and more! Each show features 7 different original and multi-cultural songs which are transformed into age appropriate musical numbers. They will learn about the animals behavior by acting out to the music! Props, puppets and costumes enhance creativity.
$201- $350
Stelljes, Eileen Dinosaur Hunters! History,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Stunt Planes and Gliders (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
**Stunt Planes and Gliders** The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight. This class is a wonderful mix of conceptual and hands-on learning, which will introduce us to the basics of aerodynamics. Learn about the forces that affect flying machines, and build a Delta Dart. Bring home your own “Mad Science Skyhawk Foam Plane”. (We need access to a safe, uncluttered area to perform this workshop, preferably outdoors) 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
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. The World of Fungi Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
A lecture and slide show about fungi identification and usage. Includes edible and toxic fungi and how to distinguish thema part, the different roles in anture played by fungi, and an overview to field guides and texts on the subject.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Hiding in Plain Sight Nature- Animals,
Visual Arts- Crafts
How do animals survive in the great outdoors. Using games, crafts and books we will discover how and why animals hide from us and each other.
$101- $200
Fratello, Steve Rainforest Butterflies Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
A simply spectacular collection of rainforest butterflies and moths, many collected by the presenter, will provide a glimpse of the stunning beauty and infinite variety of tropical rainforest life, tropical rainforest climate & geography, and biological concepts relating to these rainforest creatures are covered. A few rainforest photos are shown and actual rainforest experiences are related. Presenter to audience and audience to presenter questions throughout the program. Presenter has explored the world's tropical rainforests for approximately 1,000 days: Australia, Borneo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, Peru, Sulawesi and Venezuela; and led a half dozen major scientific expeditions for the Smithsonian and Field Museums.
$201- $350
Biss III, Joseph Exotic Animals Nature- Animals,
Live Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, etc. from all over the world are shared with the audience. The group is told of the animal’s life history and their importance in nature. I also discuss the animal’s interaction with people – both good and bad. Usually six to eight animals are shown and discussed with 30 years of hands on and 25 years of teaching experience. Please check out my web page for more details.
$101- $200
Smith, Dr. Andrew J. Field Studies in Natural Science Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
This is a tour over moderate terrain through areas of natural interest. The subject depends upon the request of the customer. Suggestions can be plant identification, fungi identification, ornithology, geology, environmental studies, herbalism, etc.
$201- $350
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