Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Whys Science
Performer name: Mary Diane Riotto
Phone: 631-929-6945
Mailing address: 39 Lakeside Trail
Ridge, NY 11961
E-mail address: whys@optonline.net
Website: http://sites.google.com/view/whysscience
Previous appearances at: Sachem Public Library , Longwood Public Library, Brentwood Public Library, Amagansett Public Library, Island Park Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 07/23/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Science Fair Workshop: Don't Hold Back! (Primary K-2) Science
In this program racing pit crews work together to uncover the secrets of successful distance racing. They will learn the importance of teamwork, the science of forces and motion , take a peek into the mechanics that make some toys move, and find out about energy transfer. Classes are open to 15 students and their adult. This program can be paired with Don’t Hold Back! Intermediate
$101- $200
Science Fair Workshop: Don't Hold Back! (Intermediate Grades 3-5) Science
Calling all gear heads! This racing challenge is all about overcoming the major factors that affect the speed and distance their race cars will travel. The key to a successful science experiment is being able to identify and minimize the effect of variables. In this program, young engineers are presented with a series of challenges that will effect their cars’ performance. While exploring the transfer of potential to kinetic energy they will learn the importance of consistency, identifying and minimizing variables and how to accurately collect and record data. Classes are open to 15 students and their adult. This program can be paired with Don’t Hold Back! Junior
$101- $200
Young Niko, Child Inventor (Grades K-3 and Grades 4-5) History,
Science
His work, over 150 years ago helped create the technologies we enjoy today. As an adult, his impact on our modern world was profound. But Nikola Tesla, great man of science started out as Niko, impulsive and curious child. In this program students learn of Niko’s early explorations and their connections to his greatest achievements later in life. They explore the characteristics and scientific attitudes possessed by inventors and scientists.  In Grades K-3 students replicate a model of young Niko’s Maybug invention. In Grades 4-5 students identify a problem and begin the planning and design of an invention to solve it.
$101- $200
Science Fair Workshop: Ready, Set, Glow! Grades 3-5 Science
Coming up with a bright idea for a science fair project is easy after Junior Scientists attend this fun, developmentally appropriate and very kid friendly workshop. We will explore the Scientific Process as we work our way through an interesting and dare I say, illuminating investigation. Students will pick up useful tips on everything from where to find ideas for getting started to displaying their brilliant final project. So, let’s get glowing! Classes are open to the first 15 students and their adult.
$101- $200
UFO: Alien Encounters Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
What do you imagine when you think of aliens? Do you think of little green many headed creatures from far, far away? And how about their weird looking spacecraft ? Young scientists will be surprised to discover that when we send our astronauts into space, humans might be considered the aliens, and our rockets, satellites and probes the UFOs! In this program young space enthusiasts will learn about some extraordinary space missions and view the technology that makes it possible. They will use that inspiration and their imagination to create their very own Earth visiting alien and his flying saucer. Recommended for grades 2-5, enrollment limited to 20 children.
$101- $200
Science Fair Workshop: That's How We Roll (Grades K-2) Science
Before you know it, Science Fair Season will be rolling around! Get on the ball by offering this fun, hands on, developmentally appropriate and very kid friendly workshop! In it junior scientists will learn how to turn their “I wonder” questions into a great science experiment. Together we will learn about the Scientific Process as we work our way through an interesting investigation that explores force and motion. Students will pick up lots of ideas and useful tips from how to get started all the way to presenting their finished project. Classes are open to 15 students and their adult. This program can be paired with “Grand Prix” for grades 3-5.
$101- $200
Glow Geology Junior (K-2) Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
These rock stars of the mineral world really get their glow on! In this program, Junior Geologists learn what makes some rocks glow those magnificent, iridescent colors, and they will help nature out by creating their very own glow in the dark rock. Along the way they will learn the secrets of fluorescence and phosphorescence,and even have a chance to capture their shadows on our Glow Wall! This workshop is developmentally appropriate,hands on and very kid friendly. It can be paired with Glow Geology for grades 3-5.
$101- $200
Science Fair Workshop: Bouncy Balls! Grades K-2 Science
In this fun, developmentally appropriate and very kid friendly workshop we will be exploring the ups and downs of that newly discovered branch of science: BOUNCE-OLOGY! Young scientists will learn all aspects of the Scientific Process as together we work our way through an interesting experiment involving materials science and the surprising effects that temperature plays on the behavior of certain materials. Students will pick up useful tips on everything from where to find ideas for getting started to displaying their final project. Classes are open to the first 15 students and their adult.
$101- $200
Crazy Craters and The Man in the Moon History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Crazy Craters and The Man in the Moon Is there really a man in the moon? Was there ever a man ON the moon? Why does the moon sometimes seem to be playing hide and seek with Earth? And if the moon isn't really made of Swiss Cheese what made those bumps we see on its surface? In this program we'll take a closer look at our nearest space neighbor. Junior Astronauts will use movement activities, songs, games and info about the historic Apollo 11 Mission to create a take home crater craft, and do some fun lunar learning! Recommended for grades K-2 , enrollment in program not to exceed 15 children.
$101- $200
Fly Me to the Moon History,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
In this age where smart phones, GPS, self driving cars and super fast personal computers are common place and taken for granted, it’s hard for young learners to appreciate the incredible effort it took in 1969 that enabled Neil Armstrong to make that first “…one small step for man”. In this program, your young patrons in grades 2-5 will learn about the Apollo 11 Mission , and of the new technologies that needed to be designed that would take mankind safely into the unknown and back home again. Junior aeronautical engineers will explore the basics of how the Saturn V rocket worked, and build their very own Saturn V to take home and share with their families. Recommended for grades 2-5 , enrollment in program not to exceed 15 children.
$101- $200
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