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: Port Jefferson Free Library , Longwood Public Library, Brentwood Public Library, Amagansett Public Library, Emma S Clark Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 02/17/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Oh My, Moon Pie! Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
No, not the kind you eat, but satisfying anyway! Just how much do we know about our closest neighbor? And why is she so moody and moony all month ? It must be the phases she is going through! The recipe for creating our moon pies consists of sifting out lunar fallicies from facts , as young astronomers craft a Moon Pie to take home that illustrates her changes. Recommended for grades 2 - 5. Class enrollment not to exceed 20 students.
$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: 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
I'm Seeing Stars! Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Can you guess the answer to this riddle? I'm a giant, bright ball of gas, 93 million miles away. My friends are only seen at night, but you see me in the day. If you guessed Earth's favorite star - the sun, you are correct. But what exactly is the difference between suns and stars? And what are constellations and some of the stories behind them? In this program, each aspiring young astronomer will discover the answer to these questions and craft their very own Constellation Projector to take home and share with their families. Recommended for grades 2-5. Class enrollment not to exceed 20 students.
$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
Science Fair Workshop: Give It a Whirl! (Intermediate: Grades 3-5) Science
In this fun, workshop, junior scientists will explore potential and kinetic energy , the science of centripetal force and circular motion, and the relationship between height, speed and distance. Working together through the Scientific Process children will form and check their hypotheses, collect measurements and record the results of items tested on spiral tracks. Students will pick up useful tips on everything from where to find ideas for getting started to displaying their final project. This workshop is fun, developmentally appropriate , hands on and very kid friendly. It can be paired with Give It A Whirl! Primary (Grades K-2)
$101- $200
Glow Geology(Grades 3-5) Nature- Environment,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
These rock stars of the mineral world really get their glow on! In this program, older students will create their very own glow in the dark rock as they way learn the secrets of: fluorescence and phosphorescence, visible light (what humans can see)and animals that can naturally see beyond visible light into Ultraviolet and Infrared. We will also touch on light waves and why some objects phosphoresce or fluoresce, and learn about some animals and plants that are bioluminescent. This workshop is developmentally appropriate,hands on and very kid friendly. It can be paired with Glow Geology Junior for grades K-2
$101- $200
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
Crazy Craters and The Man in the Moon Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Is there really a man in the moon? Why does it 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. Using movement activities, songs, games and a take home crater craft, we will do some lunar learning! Recommended for grades K-2 , enrollment in program not to exceed 15 children.
$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
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