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Ceceri, Kathy DIY Electronic Music and Programming for Teens Music,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Teens will explore the science behind recorded music, electronic music, and computer-generated music with projects from the book Musical Inventions by author/educator Kathy Ceceri. Options include: Build a Paper Record Player -- Teens will discover the history of recorded music and make a simple turntable that plays vinyl LPs to take home. DIY Audio Speakers and Mics -- Teens will learn about electrical circuits as they build simple working speakers and microphones to take home. Electronic Music Board with Makey Makey and Scratch (computers required)-- Teens will learn about circuits and coding when they work in teams to build and program a musical surface you can play with your hands or a toy car or robot. Kathy Ceceri is the author of over a dozen books of hands-on learning projects for kids. Her titles include Paper Inventions, Fabric Inventions, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, and Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture.
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Video Game Design: Games for Good with Author Kathy Ceceri Literature- Authors,
Media- Other,
Science
What makes video games so much fun? Learn the tricks game developers use to keep players interested and excited through difficult challenges. Participants will work as a team to design their own game -- one that might make the real world a better place. They'll also explore some of the free online resources they can use to use to program their own games (and learn some basics coding concepts in the process). 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.
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Start a Mini Makerspace for Kids Literature- Creative Writing,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
You don't have to be an engineer to bring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programs to your library, school, or at home. Kathy Ceceri, author of the best-selling activity books 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Education of the Future' and 'Paper Inventions,' will share low tech/no tech ideas to help get kids designing, building, and inventing! Find out about the best materials and tools to have on hand for different ages, abilities, and budgets, as well as where to find simple project ideas and resources for further exploration. Kathy has presented hundreds of fun hands-on learning programs for kids around the Northeast, and consulted with schools, libraries, and makerspaces on how to create great hands-on learning environments for all ages. Her articles and projects have appeared in Make Magazine, Wired, Disney's FamilyFun and About.com's Homeschooling page. She is co-producer of the Troy Mini Maker Faire and a popular speaker at Maker Faires across the country.
$201- $350
Science, Wondergy Wondergy Science Nature- Environment,
Science
Wondergy Science Wonder + Energy = Learning for Fun Wondergy is a team of scientists who love to play. Everything is unscripted and driven by audience participation. You might even call it science improvisation. But be careful what you wish for, because Wondergy’s scientists may set themselves ablaze, blow stuff up, or send athletes flying over your audience at your request! From world-champion Skateboarders to Laser Shows or Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wondergy brings awesome stuff, and explores the science that makes it work Family-friendly and adaptable, Wondergy events are great for kids, teens, and adults. Wondergy programs typically run between 60 and 90 minutes, and are great for special occasions, pre-school & school programs, summer camps, collegiate events, corporate functions, meetings and keynotes, and more! Wondergy can work with you to create custom programming adapted to your community, your curriculum, your market, and your goals!
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Amazing Robotics Projects Literature- Authors,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects with an arts-and-crafts twist, featuring projects from my books 'Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future' and 'Making Simple Robots.' Kids will learn about 'programmable bodies' and other concepts in cutting-edge robotics while designing and building their own working robots. Popular projects are suitable for ages 8 and up include Motorized ArtBots, Gravity-Powered Mini Robot Walkers, and bendable Robot Hands. Teen projects include Solar Wobblebots. Photos and more details at http://craftsforlearning.com.
$351- $500
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Winterberry farm is a fully operating sustainable farm located in Binghamton, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, sheep, goat, angora rabbit, goose, turkey, chicken, duck, and guinea hen; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2019 summer reading program.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora K-2 Science Show Literature- Other,
Music,
Science
Take your patrons on a journey beneath the sea, to a farm, a zoo, a swamp, a garbage dump, a rainforest, from the dirt to the sky experiencing and comparing habits of animals, fish and critters. Children sing, dance and move like these animals in this delightful interactive concert. Choose 7 out of 11 books by Eric Carle, Doreen Cronin and more, making your science show unforgettable. Children will sing, dance and act as their favorite books come to life with Lee Knight's original and multi-cultural music. Costumes, props and puppets enhance creativity.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Bioshock! Neuroscience for Everyone Health & Fitness- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This course is taught with a lecture and lab component. During lecture, students learn about the organization of the nervous system, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters, and ionic basis for action potentials. These are basic foundations for the science of neurophysiology, which we will be practicing using hands on methods. The lab component involves recording action potentials in real time from an insect, and analysis of the recording to interpret results. Robotic control of an insect using neural circuits and a cell phone usually interest the most hard core bored students! The goal of the class is to interest students in neural circuits and neuroscience! This program is suitable for the 2019 summer reading program.
$201- $350
ROCK, DINOSAURS, GEMS & OCEANS OCEANS ROCK Prehistoric Sea & Marine Biology Adventure Museums,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Touch a stingray without being stung! Pet a shark without being bitten! (Cool taxidermy specimens, that is. Exciting Multimedia show and expansive museum quality exhibit of Marine Life transports you to a virtual aquarium. We'll present surprising facts about Ocean resources used in medicine and in our everyday lives. Learn about unusual sea creatures such as Manta Ray, Sea Horses, Isopods, Octopus, the Blob Fish and more. Dig for and take home REAL sea fossil, modern day seashells and cool items such as seahorses and sea glass.
$351- $500
Ceceri, Kathy Musical Inventions -- The Science of Instruments! Music,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Explore the physics of sound using homemade musical instruments with Kathy Ceceri, author of Musical Inventions. Kids will learn how instruments create sound waves and how design affects pitch (frequency), timber, and volume (amplitude) by making drinking straw oboes, foam cup string basses, balloon drums, and paper poppers to take home. They'll also get to try out a variety of unusual musical gadgets such as a toolbox xylophones, salad bowl singing bowl, and musical glasses. For ages 11 and up, ask about advanced projects including Paint Stirrer Bullroarers, Wooden Thumb Pianos, or Cardboard Record Players. Kathy Ceceri is the author of over a dozen books of hands-on learning projects for kids. Her titles include Paper Inventions, Fabric Inventions, Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, and Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture.
$201- $350
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