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Austin, Robert Theatre of the Mind Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other,
Mentalist Robert Austin will read people' minds through a series of experiments. This will include Robert using sightless vision. Coins,tape and a STEEL blindfold will be put on Robert's eyes and still he will be able to name people's names, social security numbers, serial numbers on dollar bills,people's addresses and play tic-tac-toe with someone. He will memorize items people yell out. He will bend, spoons,folks and keys with just his mind. He will be able to predict a word picked from a book of over 200 pages. And much more!
$501- $1000
Hoyt, Lisa Staying Safe in the Outdoors Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Know the facts about staying safe in the outdoors. Information will be given on rabies, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus. At the end of the program, participants will be less fearful, better educated, know what to look for and how to protect themselves and be able to feel secure venturing outdoors.
Up to $100
Lawrence, Ted Dr. Quinton Quark Presents... Flight! Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Clowning,
Dr. Quinton Quark Presents.... Flight! Is a spectacular physics program for grades k – 8 which teaches about air, force, gravity, thrust, drag, lift and the difference between things that “fly,” things that “glide,” and things that “float.” Dramatic demonstrations emphasizing audience participation display evacuated cylinders, drag chutes, and full-sized Madgeburg Spheres to teach the principles of air pressure, lighter than air “flight,” Bernoulli, and air foils. For a finale, the audience demonstrates their mastery of the new concepts by explaining to Dr. Quark how they can get a crash test dummy to fly the length of the basketball court. Of course, they also get to try it. Historically, this show is an homage to the Wright Bros. First Flight and the science of physicists preceding them for centuries. Accomplishments of Otto van Guericke, Daniel Bernoulli, and Otto Lillienthal are explored in detail. This show is available year-round, but if you’re looking for a secular assembly for the week before Winter Vacation, this one is great – the anniversary of the Wright Bros. First Flight is December 17, so it’s timely to celebrate this milestone in science and human accomplishment during the month of December.
$1001- $3000
Long Island Science Center, The Place for Learning CONQUERING THE FOOD PYRAMID Life Skills- Food,
Did you ever wonder what is healthy to eat and why? Calories, fat and serving size are compared using beverages, cereal and various other foods as examples. Students examine models of fat and muscle then perform an experiment comparing different types of potato chips. Real human bones are used to show students the difference between healthy bone structure and bones with osteoporosis. Older students make and test bone models
$201- $350
Animal Embassy, . Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and classifications. Whether they have fur, feathers, fins or scales, animals come in many different forms. Long, tall, big or small, all animals play an important role in their environment. Animal Embassy will uncover some of the mysteries of animal biology as we learn about classifications and habitats in the animal kingdom, as well as discover the life of an animal scientist. We will meet Animal Ambassadors such as giant White’s tree frogs, an Eclectus parrot or Spectacled owl, a Green tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink!
$201- $350
Powers, Eric Wildlife Tracking Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Stalking a deer in the woods takes more skill than walking quietly! Learn more about the clues that animals leave us, and also what animal tracks look like. Lastly, you will make tracks out of plaster of paris to start your own track collection!!! $10 per person materials fee.
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Bubbling Potions Science
Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! These are but a few of the exciting experiments students will complete in this class. But the fun doesn't have to stop when the class ends! Children can continue experiments at home with their own Thermocolor cup(TM) - testing the temperatures of any liquid matter they choose!
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Bouncing Light Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You have all looked into a mirror but have you ever played with it? Explore bouncing light to make some fun reflections. Make your own funny 'face-mirror' to take home.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Magnetic Attraction (Preschool Workshop) Other,
**Magnetic Attraction** Experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that even provides children with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take 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
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
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