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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
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
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Under Pressure (Hands-On Workshop) Other,
Science
**Under Pressure** Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take an exciting look at the science behind aerodynamics and the properties of air... under pressure. Levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and take home the famous “Mad Science Air Drive Rocket”. 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
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS and OCEANS GEMS ROCK Mineral Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Experience a dazzling world of scientific wonder! Glittering, Museum-quality exhibit - Rocks & Minerals, Gemstones. Interactive show. Topics: Mineral Resources (critical in everyday life), Mining process, demos of magical Magnetic, Fluorescent & X-ray Rock™, gemstone insights. Mineral arts - creative uses. Students act as miners during panning, gemstone mining or excavation activities. Take home real specimens - rubies, emeralds, amethyst…), Geode opening, Excavations, Amber discovery! Gain core knowledge of earth science resources - mine for treasures.
$351- $500
Miller, Paul The Science of Awesome Health & Fitness- Other,
Performing Arts- Juggling,
Science
Interactive comedy juggling show exploring science concepts such as spin, balance, and fall, while motivating audiences to set goals and learn awesome skills.
$501- $1000
Bidwell, Beth Crows Rule! Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Crows! You either love them or you hate them! As one of the smartest animals on the planet, crows deserve our attention. A short PowerPoint presentation will introduce you to the fascinating and surprisingly awesome world of crows. Next, I will read my book about my non-releasable crow, Mojo. Then you'll meet him and if we're lucky, he'll even say Hello!
$101- $200
Dayan, Nomi Sounds of the Night Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore how whales and nocturnal animals use the amazing world of sounds to get around in the dark. Touch a whale earbone and test your own ears by trying hands-on sound experiment stations with tuning forks, vibrating shakers, and other instruments. Create your own musical instrument.
$101- $200
Mad Science, Mad Science of Long Island Listen Closely (Preschool Workshop) Other,
Science
**Listen Closely** This workshop will introduce students to the science behind the sounds all around them. Children will experiment with a wave motion model and a twirling tube to help them understand that sound travels in waves and can be heard in a variety pitches. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the everyday materials that make a variety of special effects noises in the movies and will watch, and hear, a bee buzz above their heads. 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
Penske, Tara Aromatherapy 101 Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn how easy it is to create safe and effective natural products from essential oils. Aromatherapy 101 introduces you to the basics of what essential oils are and how to use them. Blend and create your own essential oils to make scented lotions and hand scrubs that will make you feel great and smell terrific! All participants leave with their own products and recipes. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! (Tweens, Teens and Adults) $150
$101- $200
Mayes, Sara Science that Rocks! Nature- Other,
Science
Rock collecting is a fun, interesting and easy hobby! Just step outside your door – interesting rocks are everywhere! During this geology program, children will witness a real rock that floats, look inside of a geode, be amazed by rocks that glow with bright colors, and more! Children will see and touch a variety of beautiful crystals, minerals, and unusual stones during this very hands-on geology program. Appropriate for children in grades 2nd to 6th.
$101- $200
Powers, Eric Due North! Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Ever been lost in the woods? Students will learn the basic components of a compass and how to navigate using one. The lesson starts in the classroom and then head outside (or large indoor space) to learn our skills. For a greater challenge, a compass scavenger hunt will be established around the site. A field expedition to a local park is available upon request for an advanced experience. Grades 5-12, and adults.
$201- $350
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