Performers and Programs

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Stage name: Mad Science
Performer name: Mad Science 1
Phone: 845-294-5434
Mailing address: 300 Reservoir Road
Goshen, NY 10924
E-mail address: brian@madsciencemidhudson.com
Website: http://www.midhudson.madscience.org
Previous appearances at: Suffern Free Library, Finkelstein Memorial Library, West Nyack Free Library, Florida Public Library, Kingston Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 03/24/2015

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Super Structures Science
Super Structures will give students insight into the world of architects and engineers! The students' first project will be to build card houses in which they will undoubtedly find all stable card houses have something in common - the triangle. Triangles and arches provide the greatest support in construction - facts that children will see for themselves when they experiment with these two shapes and use them to both strengthen and reinforce structures.
$201- $350
Matter of Fact Science
Through a hands on approach, we introduce children to the structure of atoms and molecules. They will learn how atoms combine to create molecules, examine molecules and molecular bonding. They will learn and observe the difference between physical and chemical changes. As the final experiment in chemical changes, students will have the chance to create their own Mad Science Putty. This lesson provides children the opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry based instructional methods.
$201- $350
Up, Up & Away Science
under construction
$201- $350
Current Events (Electricity) Science
In this electrifying class, students will be taken on a tour of the electron freeway. Problem-solving abilities, scientific know-how and good retention skills are explored when students tackle the problem of creating a circuit which will light a bulb. It's not as easy as it sounds! After mastering simple circuits, the class will turn to a hands-on exploration of more complex series circuits.
$201- $350
Crazy Chemworks Workshops Science
Chemistry themed workshops that can be booked as individual sessions. Topics include: Chem in a Flash; Chem-Mystery; The Glow Show; Icky Sticky Stuff; Junior Reactors, Lab Works; Phantastic pH Phestival.
$201- $350
Stunt Planes Science
Stunt planes will fly students through the basics of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about the four forces that affect a plane in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust. They will then apply these theoretical basics of flight in the construction of their own planes and gliders. Discussion will include how planes have changed world travel.
$201- $350
Optical Illusions Science
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of optical illusions like the camera obscura, the mirror mirage and various other classic illusions. The concepts of refraction, the science of optics and the biology associated with sight will be covered. Periscopes will be introduced and after an instructional demonstration on the science and design behind the periscope, the children will construct their own to take home.
$201- $350
Slime Time Science
Ooze your students into a gooey hour of sliming around! This class introduces children to the world of polymers. While this topic can be full of relatively complex concepts, the fundamental ideas are made understandable to students with the use of SLIME! They'll create slime using the Mad Science recipe and then enter their creation in the Slime Olympics! (Note: don't let the sound of the ooey-gooies scare you away from this class! As with all of our programs, our instructors take great care in leaving your workroom exactly as they found it.)
$201- $350
Under Pressure Science
Under Pressure teaches the basics of air pressure through demonstrations and activities of Bernoulli's Principle and Newton's Laws of Motion. Students will be challenged to stop and consider air, its effects on our surroundings and its significance to us and to life on Earth. The focus will then turn to air pressure beginning with a fun demonstration that illustrates the concept of unbalanced pressures.
$201- $350
Laser Light/Space Technology Science
This class introduces students to the world of lasers, light, color and important related scientific concepts. Once the fundamental scientific concepts have been presented in an entertaining descussion along with a brief demonstration, the class will then be introduced to the Laser. In a series of interactive demonstrations, the children will explore the laser's beam and it's unique properties. The students will learn how to make the beam visible and will have fun manipulating the beam's path by using reflection.
$201- $350
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