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Traveling Science Program Costs:

Pre-K: 20 to 30 minute shows upto 20 students, children 2 and 3 year olds
$95

Small group: up to 30 people for 45 minute show
$150


Medium group: 30 to 50 people for 45 minute show
$200


Large group: 50 to 75 people for 45 minute show
$250

Auditorium Shows (or large room): 75 to 100 people
$300

 

For Science Workshop: up to 25 students
$250

The MOST's Traveling Science Shows are interactive science presentations designed for kindergarten to middle school age groups. Each 45 minute presentation aims to inspire student interest in science by connecting the students' own experiences and knowledge with the themes in the show. These performances are aimed to get kids excited about science. If your group is high school age or older, contact our educator for program options.

Contact: Traveling Science Program Coordinator

Discount: Venues with back to back shows on the same day receive a $10 discount

Mileage: Shows performed outside Onondaga County cost an additional $0.55 per mile.

Presentations:


Young Children's Show: Sound, Bubbles, and an Animal
(recommended for K-3rd grade)

Beyond Imagination: The Real Science of the Night
(recommended for K-8th grade)

One World, Many Sounds: The Science of Sound and Music
(recommended for K-8th grade)

Animal Adaptations: Live Animals and Real Animal Skulls
(recommended for K-8th grade)

Wow Science: Science Tricks and Optical Illusions
(recommended for K-8th grade)

Colder Than Ice: Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen, and the Water Cycle
(recommended for K-8th grade)

Interconnected: Energy, Life, and the Water Cycle
(recommended for K-8th grade)

The Power of Air: Atmospheric Pressure in Action
(recommended for 1st-8th grade)

Reach for the Stars: Astronomy
(recommended for 6th-8th grade)

Your Place in Space: Astronomy
(recommended for 3rd-8th grade)

Extraterrestrial: Life Beyond Earth
(recommended for 6th - 8th grade)

Presentation Descriptions:

Young Children's Show: Sound, Bubbles and an Animal
(recommended for K - 3rd grade)
Every scientist starts out as a curious young person. In this presentation every new surprise is a chance to learn. This show encourages children's natural curiosity by exploring the science of sound and bubbles, and introducing them to a live animal. During the section on sound, children can clap and dance, and enjoy a surprising water splash created by sound vibrations. During the bubbles section, the audience is asked to make observations and predictions while the MOST educator experiments with different methods to make a variety of bubbles. Meeting one of the MOST's live animals (snake, turtle, or cockroach) is often the favorite part of the show. While learning about the animal, students reflect on their own animal experiences and compare their bodies and lifestyle to that of the animal. The Young Children's Show keeps the attention of the young pre-K students, but is also great for students up to 3rd grade. Groups of thirty or less students are allowed to pet the animal.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables and one chair

Beyond Imagination: The Real Science of the Night
(recommended K - 8th grade)
By using photographs of night time scenes and animals, and visualizations of the nighttime sky, this show explores the night and our relationship to it. Students get the chance to practice hearing like wolves and seeing like owls, and watch as the MOST educator acts out bat echolocation and firefly behavior. The concept of light pollution is explored while talking about nocturnal animals and stargazing. Using the computer program Stellarium, the MOST educator also takes the audience on a journey to the surface of Mars through the eyes of a Mars Rover. Beyond Imagination is adaptable for a wide age range, and is a great way to start conversations about animal senses, ecosystems, conservation, astronomy, and current NASA missions.
Requirements: Electricity, projection screen or blank white wall, a table to put the MOST's laptop and projector on, and a chair

One World, Many Sounds: The Science of Sound and Music
(recommended for K - 8th grade)
This presentation capitalizes on the audience's interest in music to explore science concepts. Students are introduced to a number of musical instruments from around the world, including an African hand drum, Irish penny whistles, percussive wooden frogs from Thailand, and a Native American style flute. The MOST educator plays the instruments and uses them to discuss how sound, hearing, and music work. All students are invited to clap and sing, while some get to help perform parts of the demo with the MOST educator.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables and two chairs

Animal Adaptations: Live Animals and Real Animal Skulls
(recommended for K - 8th grade)
Introducing children to live animals is a great way to create memorable science learning experiences. In this show, the audience meets two of the MOST's animals (snake, turtle, and cockroaches) and learns about how their bodies are adapted for their lifestyles and roles in the ecosystem. The MOST educator also discusses animal skeletons and shows the students a collection of animal skulls. Groups of thirty students or less are allowed to touch one of the animals at the end of the show.
Requirements: One rectangular table and a chair

Wow Science: Science Tricks and Optical Illusions
(recommended for K - 8th grade)
Science can sometimes seem like magic, especially during the demonstrations in Wow Science. During this show, students will be "wowed" by balloons that don't pop when a needle is stuck in them, water that seems to disappear from a cup, and a stack of ceramic cups and saucers that don't fall over when the tablecloth is pulled out from under them. A series of spinning discs at the end of the show each produce different optical illusions as well. As the students learn how the tricks work, each "wow" moment becomes a chance to learn science and think more scientifically about the world around them.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables

 

Colder Than Ice: Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen, and the Water Cycle (recommended for K - 8thgrade)
This presentation focuses on the properties of dry ice and liquid nitrogen, and uses them to make clouds and discuss the water cycle. Dry ice and liquid nitrogen are both sub-zero materials which amaze students of all ages. Audiences learn about phase changes, the effects of extreme cold on objects, and explore some of the similarities and differences between carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water. The importance of the water cycle is also reviewed as the MOST educator leads the audience in a call and response song.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables and access to water beforehand

Interconnected: Energy, Life, and Water (recommended for K - 8th grade)
Interconnected uses interactive demonstrations and a live animal to teach important environmental science concepts and promote conservation. A hand-crank generator is used by audience volunteers to show how much energy different kinds of light bulbs use. This begins a talk about energy use and where energy comes from. Next, a live cockroach is introduced to the audience and shown as an example of the importance of decomposers for the continuation of the circle of life. The audience is then treated to some astonishing science as the MOST educator experiments with liquid nitrogen. The water cycle and its importance is discussed as the liquid nitrogen is used to make clouds. This show is recommended for groups of 50 and under. Groups of 30 and under are allowed to touch the cockroach.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables

The Power of Air: Atmospheric Pressure in Action (recommended for 1st - 8th grade)
Does air really take up space? Do suction cups work in outer space? Can air pressure crush a can? This presentation explores some of the interesting properties related to air pressure. Audience volunteers are asked to try to blow up a balloon inside an empty bottle, to compete in a cool-aide drinking competition, and even to experience the pressure of air on their bodies as they sit inside a plastic bag and have the air sucked out. The Power of Air reminds us that examples of science surround us every day, and that the power of air is an important part of our lives.
Requirements: Two rectangular tables and a power outlet

 

Reach for the Stars: Space Exploration (recommended for 6th - 8th grade)
Reach for the Stars uses stunning NASA visualizations to engage with your students' curiosity about space science. The first part of the presentation focuses on understanding the solar system. The second part looks at humankind's presence in space, focusing on the International Space Station, Moon landings, the Mars rovers, and Voyager missions. Reach for the Stars is a lecture style presentation that included audience participation. This program is especially formatted to address the 6th grade Earth Science Regents topics.
Requirements: Electricity, projection screen or blank white wall, and one table

Your Place in Space: Astronomy (recommended 3rd - 8th grade)
If a space alien from another galaxy asked you where you were from, how would you answer? During Your Place in Space, students explore this question by learning about Earth, the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe. Student volunteers help to demonstrate the size and distance relationships between the Sun, Earth, and Moon. Students get to view some of NASA's best Earth and space images as well as learn about current NASA missions.
Requirements: Electricity, projection screen or blank white wall, and two tables

Extraterrestrial: Life Beyond Earth (recommended for 6th - 8th grade)
Have you ever wondered if there was life beyond Earth? This program explores what makes Earth a great place for life, and whether or not life can exist other places in our universe. Extraterrestrial: Life Beyond Earth uses NASA visualizations to engage your students' curiosity and highlights scientific searches for alien life.
Requirements: Electricity, projection screen or blank white wall, and one table

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