Archive for December, 2009

Kindergarten After School Workshops

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Don’t forget to sign up for the next session of the Kindergarten After School Workshop starting January 4th, 2010.  The after school programs are a great way to engage your child by doing fun, hands-on science activities.  The Kindergarten workshops have included activities such as exploring the outdoors, excavating fossils, interacting with our amazing animals, and creating silly or shocking science experiments.

The new year will bring six new exciting monthly topics!  Starting in January, we will be learning about the five senses.  This topic includes learning how sound works, tricking your taste buds, matching smells, and making your very own optical illusion to take home.  Check our website for the specified dates if you are interested in any of these upcoming topics: Planet Earth, The Final Frontier, Pirates’ Treasure, Junior Gardeners, and Finding Nemo.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Register by calling Rosemarie at (516) 627-9400 ext. 10

Celia LoPinto

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Science Museum of Long Island were saddened to hear of the passing of Celia Lo Pinto December 4, 2009.  Celia was a founder of the museum in 1963 and helped shepherd this institution from its humble beginnings from a room in the rear of a bakery in Roslyn to its current home at Leeds Pond Preserve.  The efforts of Celia and others have enabled us to pass on science to thousands of children, of which many are now practicing careers in the medical and physical science.

 Thank you Celia,
John Loret Ph.D. Dsc

December Holiday Workshops

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Children home for a week?

Do they need something fun to do?

Sign them up for our holiday workshops going on Monday through Thursday of next week.

Monday is Science Magic.  Learn the mystery behind some of our old favorites like Oobleck and the Glow Wall. Try out new and exciting color changing tricks.  At the end of the day bring some of the magic home with you to amaze your family.

Love animals?  Our Paws and Claws workshop on Tuesday is a perfect one to choose.  A wide variety of animals will be taken out for the children to learn about and touch.  They will meet such favorites as the tree frog, snake, turtle, chinchilla and rabbit as well as a newer addition to our animal family, the sugar glider.

If you can’t wait until summer to enjoy a carnival then come to Carnival Science on Wednesday.  Try your  hand at games that involve hitting targets, rolling balls and aiming at baskets.  Prizes will be awarded to all who play.  Use all the science secrets you will learn the next time you go to a carnival.

Before you ring in the New Year come to the museum Thursday for Rockin’ & Rollin’ Earth.  Learn how crystals form then take your own home to watch them grow.  Make an edible rock that demonstrates how the different types of rocks are formed.  Use the museum’s Smart Board to discover how volcanoes erupt.

All workshops are drop off only and run from 10am to 1pm.  Bring lunch for a 1/2 hour break.

We hope you will join us for a fun and exciting week of holiday workshops.