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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Stelljes, Eileen Ben Franklin and the Glass Armonica History,
Music,
Science
Presenter in 18th Century dress describes the popular 18th Century musical instrument made of glass bowls. Invented and perfected by clever colonial scientist, Ben Franklin, it became hugely popular! Hear recorded examples of what some described as the sound of angels singing. Can water glasses produce lovely notes or tunes? We will experiment; attempting to play music on plastic bottles, water glasses, and glass bowls. With a computer available, participants may play an on-line replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica.
$101- $200
Outreaches & School Visits, Long Island Children's Museum Build It History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
How do buildings stay up? What makes a structure stable? Learn about the mathematics principles and physical forces behind structures such as bridges, towers, and geodesic domes. Apply what you've learned to construct a freestanding structure out of model magic and toothpicks. Recommended for 1st-5th grade.
$201- $350
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Atmosphere & Beyond (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
** Atmosphere & Beyond** You’ll be on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at a time. Discover how stars would look in space and see what makes stars twinkle using your very own “Mad Science Shimmering Star” 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
Conrad, Bob The Magic of Science Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
What makes this program different from other magic programs is that many of the effects that appear to be be magic are really scientific fact. This is real Magic, The Magic of Science. Covered in this program are the principals of: * Optical illusions. * Audio Illusions. * Electrical conductivity. * Static Electricity. * The accomplishments of such men as : Franklin, Marconi, Bell and Edison. The program is presented in an entertaining fashion and in terms that will be understood by the youngest students in your audience. Bob Conrad is assisted by his playful robot Benjamin. With the help of a 200,000 volt Van de Graff generator Bob Conrad will perform some hair raising magic. Every student in the audience will leave the auditorium totally fascinated, with a new-found knowledge of the Magic of science. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of Bob Conrad's Great Americans.
$351- $500
Michael Salvarezza, Christopher Weaver, Building a Legacy: A Profile of the New York Harbor School Nature- Marine Life,
Nature- Environment,
Science
The Harbor School is one of 581 high schools in New York City but it is arguably one of the most distinctive. In addition to the traditional curriculum common to all schools in the city, the Harbor School offers specialized studies in various marine fields: ocean engineering, marine systems technology, vessel operations, marine biology research, aquaculture, and professional diving. Tenth grade scientific diving students learn to scuba dive, and all graduates from the school are well positioned for further education in these fields or entry-level jobs in a wide variety of capacities. It is the only public high school in the United States that offers a scientific diving program recognized by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Learn how this school is building a legacy by inspiring young people from the inner city to connect with the local environment through a forward looking project to repopulate the waters around New York City with native oysters, and how they are growing the divers of the future through their dedicated marine sciences curriculum. The school serves as an example of how this can be done in every community in the United States.
$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
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
Dayan, Nomi Wands, Wizards, and Waves / I Sea a Sea Monster Literature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Science
We present two programs about Spooks and Magic this summer. "I Sea a Sea Monster" explores how legends like the Lock Ness and Mermaids originate - and kids create their own Sea Monster with clay and Monster Goo. In "Wands, Wizards, and Waves," kids learn about sailors' supersitions at sea, visit a Potions Table, and create their own wands. Our programs present hands-on activities, take-home crafts, and fun experiments. We are accredited (by American Association of Museums) and insured; programs are taught by certified educators. Please call for a brochure, or visit the Outreach link on our website!
Up to $100
Cavanaugh, Deb Creepy Crawlers - Catch the Reading Bug 2008 Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Sing along, play percussion instruments and enjoy moving around as we use our imaginations to bring these songs about insects, crawdads and other creepy crawlers to life at your library. This program may also include looking at books and can be presented with or without supplemental educational materials. It is perfect for the 2008 Summer Reading Program theme, Catch the Reading Bug. Catch Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh!
$351- $500
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Matter of Fact (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Matter of Fact** Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”. 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
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