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Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Keep In Touch (Preschool Workshop) Other,
**Keep in Touch** Children will learn how they understand the world with their sense of touch and will also emphasize that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. The preschoolers will be presented with the challenge of identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They will also experiment with an interesting and innovative material to model their very own creation. 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
Boyer, Jeff Fun with Energy Science
Jeff Boyer takes audiences on an exciting energy-filled ride they'll always remember! Jeff brings kids right up on stage for interactive demonstrations that entertain and amaze. Science is FUN! And the science of energy is as fun as it gets. Jeff shows kids that energy is what makes our world work, through carefully laid out activities illustrating the laws and forces which govern the world around us. Kids learn about sound and light, including solar power, and electric and kinetic energies, with materials ranging from everyday objects like softballs and breakfast cereal, to radiometers and lasers, even a Van de Graaf generator!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Slime! (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
**Slime!** Giant molecule chains called polymers are vital to modern civilization. In this program, you will explore, create and play with a most entertaining and useful molecule. Discover its many shapes and forms. Transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime you can 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
Powers, Eric What Makes A Mammal A Mammal? Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Lions, and Tigers and Bears, Oh MY! Wolves, and bats, and sperm whales! What do they all have in common? Come and learn about this inspiring group of animals. There will be skulls, furs, and other artifacts on hand to see and touch during and after the presentation. If allowed, we also bring a LIVE Mammal or two, such as our Therapy Dogs, Gangsta and Bailey, and Herbie the Hedgehog.
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Super Structures Science
Super Structures will give students insight into the world of architects and engineers! The students' first project will be to build card houses in which they will undoubtedly find all stable card houses have something in common - the triangle. Triangles and arches provide the greatest support in construction - facts that children will see for themselves when they experiment with these two shapes and use them to both strengthen and reinforce structures.
$201- $350
Baldwin, Daryl Outer Space Balloon Extravaganzas Performing Arts- Other,
Visual Arts- Other
Created in front of their eyes, children and parents will be amazed and amused at the fast paced seriously dramatic Balloon twisting of Certified Master Balloon Artist Daryl Baldwin from Balloon Extravaganzas in upstate NY.
$351- $500
Rivest, Robert Fizz, Boom, Read: Science in Motion Summer 2014! Performing Arts- Mime,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Science in Motion is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. Through an exciting use of mime, comedy and informative science tie-ins, Robert Rivest inspires his audience to see science in a new light. His comic examples of everyday science and are educational gems, advancing any science curriculum. His enthusiasm for science is so infectious that hard to reach students are often the first to volunteer for interactive pieces. Experience Science Kinetically! People love mime illusions, Robert Rivest shows the science behind it!
$351- $500
Ferrari, Johnda PLANTastics- The World of Plants Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Take a deep breath.Have you thanked a plant today? Leaves, seeds, and flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.Young botanists will examine structures,special adaptations and uses of plants by humans and animals.Hands-on activities and take home projects for all! Leave with a smile and a green thumb!
$101- $200
Sears, Susan Magnets: Underground Forces Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
The students discover some of the science behind magnets by experimenting with them. The first magnet was discovered in rocks by an elderly shepherd. Hear the story and then 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
Sears, Susan Spider Web Wonders Nature- Animals,
Learn about these fascinating creatures and their webs through games, crafts and stories. An outside component can be added if a suitable space is available.
$101- $200
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