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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
1, Mad Science Optical Illusions Science
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of optical illusions like the camera obscura, the mirror mirage and various other classic illusions. The concepts of refraction, the science of optics and the biology associated with sight will be covered. Periscopes will be introduced and after an instructional demonstration on the science and design behind the periscope, the children will construct their own to take home.
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Crazy Chemworks Workshops Science
Chemistry themed workshops that can be booked as individual sessions. Topics include: Chem in a Flash; Chem-Mystery; The Glow Show; Icky Sticky Stuff; Junior Reactors, Lab Works; Phantastic pH Phestival.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Magnets: May the Force be with you Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Become a Magnetician! Discover how the world around us pushes, pulls and has its ups and downs with a variety of hands on activities.
$101- $200
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning STARLAB Multicultural- Native American,
Nature- Environment,
Science
In this inflatable planetarium, students explore the night sky and learn to recognize and name constellations. Ancient folklore and its connection to navigation is shared with the group. Greek, Roman or Native American stories are available. An optional age appropriate activity is available for an additional fee.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Let's Look Closely (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Let's Look Closely** Children will discover a world that they might not have realized was there through the use of mirrors, microscopes and magnifying glasses. They will reveal hidden pictures learn about reflection and symmetry and use hand held microscopes to observe objects closely. They will take away plastic magnifying glasses to continue their exploration at home. 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
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS OCEANS ROCK Prehistoric Sea & Marine Biology Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Exhibit and show covering over a billion years of geologic time in less than 1 hour! Show uses expansive exhibit of modern day Marine Life along with Giant Fossil Prehistoric Sea Life Creatures, Menacing Mosasaurs, Amazing Ammonites, Prehistoric Alligators, Giant Fish, Fascinating Trilobites, Deadly Sharks, and much more. Students are active participants during show and hands-on activities such as seashell art project and sea life dig or excavation. Students take home REAL fossil and modern day seashells from fossil dig activity.
$351- $500
Beltrani, Susan Can You Dig It? Nature- Animals,
Other,
Science
An engaging program that introduces students to the science of comparative anatomy. Following an introduction into the science of 'reading' bones, students compare & contrast a variety of real bones from different animals. Teams 'dig' through bones and are challenged to hypothesize about the origin, type and name of the bones. The program culminates with students creating a necklace made from animal bone.
$101- $200
Rakvica, Pattie Jewlery Design/Bead Making Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Students will be able to express their creativity in jewelry design. Students will be able to create and design various jewelry items. This class can compliment science studies of rock and minerals. Student will be interested to learn how we are surrounded by rock, minerals and gems in our everyday lives. Bead making is a hands on experience for girls and boys. Designing beads and creating an exciting piece of art (key chains and necklaces).
$351- $500
Howell, Maggie Wolves of North America Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Up-close encounter with Arctic Gray Wolf - "Atka", Ambassador of the Wolf Conservation Center Atka will visit your library, school, local nature center, or other qualified event, providing an awe inspiring experience with one of natures most magnificent, but misunderstood creatures. The first half of the program includes an overview about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves; the history of wolves in the Northeast, and the status of wolf recovery in the United States. Atka visits for the second half of the program and we offer additional bio-facts and open it up for Q&A. Program can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements for science, biology, social studies, natural history and literature. The program is appropriate for all ages. Topics may include: Endangered Species, Predator/Prey Relationships, Food Webs, Human impact on the environment, Native American History and Literature (Julie of the Wolves, Never Cry Wolf, and Call of the Wild).
$501- $1000
Corcoran, Mary Meet the Author Science,
Science,
Science
This program showcases my award-winning book, The Quest to Digest (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006). I discuss how the book came to be, as well as display page layouts. Children will also get a lesson on the digestive system, by means of storytelling, visual models, and snippets from the book. I also discuss my second book, The Circulatory Story (Charlesbridge, 2010) which has been selected by the Junior Library Guild for books of 2010.
$101- $200
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