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1, Mad Science ~2015 Summer Reading Workshops~ Science
Mad Science offers many workshop topics that relate well to the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme -- Every Hero has a story. Workshop Topics include: Electricity (Nikola Tesla), All About Animals (Mary Anning), Under Pressure (Daniel Bernoulli), Fun-da-mental Forces (Isaac Newton), Space Phenomena (Caroline Herschel & Maria Mitchell), and more. Please see individual topic listings. Call us for program details at 845-294-5434 or visit our website at www.midhudson.madscience.org
$201- $350
1, Mad Science Rocket Demo Science
The students will be introduced to the basic parts that make up every rocket. The discussion lays the foundation for the 3 parts of flight and the fundamental principles of rocket flight. To both illustrate and entertain, the children will be involved in a fun balloon-rocket race. With the science behind rockets covered, students will witness the preparation of a rocket for flight and will learn basic pre-launch safety procedures. They will then be brought outside to witness the grand finale - the launch of a model rocket from a launch-pad!
$201- $350
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
Ceceri, Kathy Invent an Adaptive Game Controller Disability Awareness,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Teens will learn about hardware and software design for people with disabilities as they prototype and program adaptive game controllers using Makey Makey invention kits and Scratch programming. Kathy Ceceri is the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on STEAM projects, including 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure' from Nomad Press. She also offers teen programs on sports and dance game controllers and has led the popular Makey Makey workshops at the Games in Education symposium for education professionals.
$351- $500
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
A Full Effect Production, Full A Turtle Show Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Visit us online at TurtleShow.com Children of all ages love turtles and we bring them to you! Available as a Stage Show or workshops. The Turtle Stage Show is a state of the art multi-media Assembly Program that will take the entire school around the world to meet a variety of species of Turtles and Tortoises including our Sulcata Tortoise from Africa and our Red Footed Tortoise from the Rainforests of Venezuela. This 45 minute program is completely self-contained and utilizes a digital projector to ensure students in both the front and back row of your gym or auditorium can see these amazing live reptiles up close! We also use digital photographs, maps, and life size replicas to teach students how and where turtles live, hibernate, eat, and more! This fast-paced program is both educational and entertaining and incorporates many areas of your school's current curriculum including Science, History, and Geography. Teacher's Guides and Activity sheets available for grades PK-8. Workshops are available for Single Classroom Sessions, Half Day Sessions, and Full Day Sessions. District Discounts are available. LIVE ANIMALS!!! Visit us at www.turtleshow.com for more details and information.
$501- $1000
Bertles, John Bash the Trash Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Bash the Trash is all about science, music and the environment - for over 20 years we’ve been building, performing and educating using instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Our scientist/musicians have invented an entire orchestra of strange instruments, and teach about sustainability and the 3 R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle). Science can transform even the strangest resources into cool stuff! This program is flexible and can be done in a solo, duo or trio size depending on your projected audience size and budget. We can present for very young audiences (3-6 yrs), school age audiences or family audiences. Optional hands-on instrument-building and parade/jam session available. Excellent connections to summer reading, environmental programs, music and science book programs, as well as occasions such as Earth Day, National Recycling Day, Arbor Day, World Water Day, etc.
$351- $500
Animal Embassy, . World Wildlife with Animal Embassy Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Learn about the fascinating diversity of life on Earth with Animal Embassy. Meet Animal Embassy's most enigmatic and dynamic Animal Ambassadors such as Inca, our Spectacled owl whose origins are found in Peru. Meet a Green iguana, native to Central and South America, an African Sulcata tortoise or perhaps a Red-foot tortoise from South America and the Caribbean. The softer side of nature is introduced with a Flemish Giant rabbit or a family of South American chinchillas! Learn about the habitats that provide these beautiful creatures with all that they need to survive. Animal Embassy allows children to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive, live animal presentation!
$351- $500
Animal Embassy, . Athletes of the Animal Kingdom - Summer Reading 2016 Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
With this interactive, educational and entertaining program, families will encounter a diversity of creatures with amazing athletic skills. We’ll meet frogs that furiously unfurl their tongues to catch insects & giant prey, lizards that mark their territory with vigorous push-ups, rabbits that escape predators by sprinting, and birds that can fly formidable distances! We’ll discuss how some of these skills help each animal athlete to survive in its habitat as well as why, like us, our animal friends need a nutrient-rich & healthy diet to support their activities. We will explore a myriad of athletic feats with live Animal Ambassadors such as a Veiled Chameleon, an Argentine Black & White Tegu, Gray Tree Frogs, a Rabbit, a Carpet Python, a Eurasian Eagle Owl and a Lovebird.
$201- $350
Sears, Susan Popping Pictures Science,
Visual Arts- Drawing
The What, Why and How of 3D. Discover the science behind 3D glasses. Use two different types of glasses to read books, see movies and then design your own popping pictures. You get to keep the glasses!
$101- $200
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