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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Watts-Up (Hands-on Workshop) Other,
Science
**Watts-Up** Learn about the phenomenon of lightning, how it works, and how to avoid meeting with it up close! Experiment with static electric charges, indoor lightning, and observe how the Van de Graff generator allows for a hair-raising experience. Make your own “Mad Science Static Stick”. (Requires electricity and a room that can be darkened). 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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Detective Science (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Detective Science** Step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science works to solve crimes. Create and analyze fingerprints and teeth impressions. Discover how written materials can be analyzed to help solve a crime. Put your observation skills to the test and find out if you would make a good witness! Take home a Mad Science Personal Profile Kit where you can test your forensic science skills. 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
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
Hoyt, Lisa Wildlife Discovery Nature- Animals,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Animal furs and skulls will be used to teach about mammals that are native to New York State. Make an animal tracking booklet or a plaster track.
Up to $100
Pelc, Cindy and Jim Take Flight! Life Skills- Other,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Learn how to fold your own world-class paper airplanes! We supply the preprinted paper. We explain what keeps airplanes in the air and the science of flight with visual aids. Demonstration of different types of flying objects such as airplanes and balloons. Target age is 7 to teen; younger children may participate with parental help and guidance.
Up to $100
Weaver, Bruce Superfluous Scientific Trivia Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Performing Arts- Other,
Science
Superfluous Scientific Trivia A fun look at the world of science. Ventriloquist Bruce Weaver discovers that "Rocket Scientist" Edgar doesn't really know much about science So Bruce and the rest of pals show him some of the Fun Scientific Facts they have learned by reading books in the library. Shasta Petals (The SunFlower) will explain the amazing process of Photosynthesis. Stewart the Dragon will demonstrate what he has learned about meteorology. Audience volunteers will help demonstrate Physical and Chemical Changes in matter as well as the fact that our cells contain lots of Water. Other Cast members will explore ways we use science every day. The show, which includes ventriloquism, music, and magic, will run about 45 minutes and is geared for great family fun.
$351- $500
Sears, Susan CSI in the kitchen Science
A mystery is brewing in Wonderland. Tea time treats are missing. Was it the Knave of Hearts? The Mad Hatter? The March Hare? Use chemical tests and your deductive powers to brew up a solution to the mystery. Or it's off with your head! This is a fun hands-on program using non-hazardous household chemicals.
$101- $200
Stewart, Charles Let's fly kites (For kids of all ages) Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts,
Visual Arts- Crafts
This family friendly workshop allows up to twenty-five participants to learn about kite history, how to fly a kite, and kite safety. They decorate a pre-cut 20X20 inch Diamond shaped plastic kite sail with permanent markers. Then with help install a frame made of two 1/8 inch wooden dowels and a square rubber band, using address labels. Next Add a colorful tail and they have a kite that will fly very well indeed. Flying line is supplied. Recommended for ages six up. Enough tables are needed to allow the kite makers to spread their kite sails. Chairs are needed as well. Helpers are needed for the younger children. Helpers may be library personnel or parents.
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy SoundScience Disability Awareness,
Music,
Science
Experience music and sound as you’ve never seen or felt it before! Turn your voice into a giant laser show. Play with unique instruments, including a Laser Harp and a PVC Xylophone, and get tickled with sound with a huggable speaker. Learn about hearing loss and other ways Deaf people can still experience sounds. TOPICS: Waves, pitch, volume, sound in air, harmony, adding waves, filtering waves, human speech. A hands-on activity making working speakers can finish-up this show!
$351- $500
Sears, Susan Science Fair Help for Parents and Students Science
Is your child doing a science fair project this year? Are you unsure of how to provide support? This session will explain the scientific method and show how you can help your child work through the stages of the experiment, produce a result and conclusion, and present it in an attractive way. Learn how to make this an enjoyable learning experience for all! A hands-on-workshop; we will be doing an experiment from start to finish. A hands on workshop, we will be doing an experiment from start to finish.
$101- $200
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