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Christopher Columbus: The Shame & the Glory    based on 29 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Columbus has just returned from "Japan" and shares with The Spanish Court (program participants) all he has learned. The Court is permitted to ask Columbus questions about himself or the trip. Mr. Fincken will also discuss the other voyages and why the man is both loved and hated 500 years later. According to teacher interest, Mr. Fincken will include aspects of STEM, in particular the technology of 1492.
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Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

IN THE NEWS: Genetically Modified Organisims    based on 12 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
We have been genetically modifiying organisms for years, but what does that really mean? This program will give a better understanding of the science behind the term "genetically modified". Current issues in the news will guide our discussion and debate of the topic.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

IN THE NEWS: Cloning and Stem Cells    based on 20 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Cloning is a hot topic in the news today. We will begin by helping participants understand the science behind stem cell and cloning research. From there, we will learn how scientists are using these principles to develop techniques to improve the quality of life for humans.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

IN THE NEWS: Epidemiology    based on 14 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
The Centers for Disease Control provide health and life saving information about epidemics that may concern our nation and citizens. By starting with the basics of life and learning more about some of the microscopic organisms that affect our cities and well-being, we will become more knowledgeable citizens.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

Behind the Story: The Genetics of Fairytales    based on 37 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Behind the Story is a unique approach to the introduction of genetics. Using beloved stories of students' early years, we will explore such topics as DNA and Punnett squares.
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Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8

If I Were a Goldfish    based on 29 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Living creatures are found in almost every corner of the Earth, from the deepest oceans to the hottest deserts. Explore some of nature's most amazing creatures with hands-on activities and get up close with some real animals!
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Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Me, Myself & I    based on 54 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Young children are just becoming aware of their own bodies. Me, Myself and I will introduce children to various body parts, their functions and how to stay healthy.
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Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

The Body: Gross, Yucky, and Oh So Cool!    based on 99 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
There are billions of them - invaders with one goal: live off your body. Gross! They may be microscopic bugs or even tinier bacteria or viruses. They live & die on you, and you can't get rid of them all no matter how much you wash, brush, scrub or lather.
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Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5

Storytelling and Writing: Empowering Children to Write and Tell Stories    based on 117 evaluation(s). - by Author Valerie Marsh 2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
     If your students are "reluctant writers" then get them involved using their art and math skills with tangrams, sign language, paper-cutting, and drawing writing methods! Valerie, classroom teacher and author of 13 books, shows students how to write their own stories using these fun and easy techniques. Your students create their own  "Character, Problem, Solution" and choose their own "Go-To" words to pep up their story.
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Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Johnny Appleseed: Cutting to the Core   based on 26 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Johnny Appleseed tells you about his importance on the western frontier. Along the way, he will share funny stories based on his life and experiences. This program is highly interactive. Mr. Fincken has been portraying Johnny for over 20 years and has the endorsement of the Johnny Appleseed Foundation and Bill Kerrigan, the best modern author on John..
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Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Art and Creative Writing Methods for Science, Social Studies, Literature    based on 30 evaluation(s). - by Author Valerie Marsh 2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
         Are your students reluctant writers when it comes to non-fiction topics? Valerie's unique, yet easy and fun writing and art methods of cutting paper objects, draw and folding, or creating tangram objects is the answer! Your students will learn how to use these easy writing and art methods to demonstrate their understanding of a concept related to science, social studies, literature, or a vocabulary term.
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Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Cool Chemistry & Hot Reactions!    based on 20 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Join The Life Science Education Center at Marian University as we explore chemical reactions with fun, hands-on experiments...active participation encouraged! Cool Chemistry, Hot Reactions! encourages students to participate in many fun experiments. They will identify reactions that glow, change color, and emit or absorb heat energy. This interactive program will use the scientific method to help students better understand the scientific principles of chemical reactions.
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Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8

Mixed Up Mixtures and Solutions    based on 38 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09, 2016-17
Look no further for hands on experiments! Students will be encouraged to investigate and explore various scientific principles though experiments. What is the difference between mixtures and solutions? and What are some of the properties of molecules? are two topics to be explored.
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Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5

Thomas Alva Edison: Man vs Myth    based on 42 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
Thomas Edison will discuss his greatest inventions, the inventive process, his influences, and how he handled failure.  The audience will get to ask Mr. Edison questions, see slides of his family and inventions, a replica early light bulb, and a working 1909 cylinder phonograph.
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Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

1849: There's Gold in California, I promise    based on 25 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2016-17 Honorable Mention
This program is about the journey along the California Trail and the experiences of many miners during the Gold Rush.  I play the role of J.G. Bruff, Captain of the real Washington City and California Gold Mining Association..  Bruff was a kind of Renaissance man who painted his way across the country.  I recently dropped the price.of this exciting  program. Bruff will talk about the great adventure west and make sure everyone is properly prepared to go.
Availability:  By Request and Published Date(s) and Time(s)
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

A is for Apple, A is for Art    based on 61 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Museum of Art 2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
In this highly interactive 30 minute lesson students are introduced to 3 artists, Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse. They search for apples and other fruit in each painting. They then discover how an artist uses a variety of colors to convey the apples appearance, including shadows and reflections.
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Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1

Arms, Armor, and Simple Machines    based on 53 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Museum of Art 2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
Learn how simple machines have played a role in the development of arms and armor.
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Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes    based on 25 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Museum of Art 2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
Discover the plant, animal and mineral sources for the colors and pigments we use every day.
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Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6

Form, Function and Faith    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Museum of Art 2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
This program lets students explore the relationship between building form and function by focusing on three Cleveland area historic houses of worship.
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Audience:  Education: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Gods and Heroes of India    based on 47 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Museum of Art 2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17
An introduction to the history and culture of India through art and stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes.
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Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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