June 26 Mad Scientist Club creates and explores with gases

Last week  at our Mad Scientist Club we learned about combining two substances to make a gas. We combined baking soda and vinegar and yeast, sugar and water to create carbon dioxide. When the gas forms, it expands. We discovered that by placing the substances in an enclosed container (plastic bottle with balloon on top, or a zip lock bag) that the expanding gasses will fill up the container. WIth the balloon, it inflated the balloon. With the zip lock bag, it explodes when dropped! 

 

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NEW Young Adult Fiction

The following Young Adult Fiction has been added to our collection:

 

Better Off Friend by Elizabeth Eulberg51nzlls2oXL._SL300_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_SL300_Boy On the Edge by Fridrik Erlings  51VpsGkUb0L._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley 512qOR30V9L._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_ Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira 51WK7RVbnLL._SL300_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_SL300_Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron 51ACbmgqtSL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman 41+WkK7shXL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine 51v9zsUmVaL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare  by MG Buehrlen 517+nFL4lRL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_

Today at our Mad Scientist Club, we made parachutes out of different shapes and tested to see which design worked best. Out of circle, square, rectangle and “odd shaped” designs, the largest circle parachute came down the slowest. We talked about how gravity makes the parachute drop and air resistance makes it float. Our conclusion was the large area of the circle provides more air resistance , so the parachute floats down more slowly. 2014SRP.06.12.14 2842014SRP.06.12.14 2712014SRP.06.12.14 2652014SRP.06.12.14 2572014SRP.06.12.14 2642014SRP.06.12.14 2722014SRP.06.12.14 2582014SRP.06.12.14 2682014SRP.06.12.14 2772014SRP.06.12.14 276

2014 Summer Reading Program and Summer Library Hours

FIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo PrimarySummer Reading Program begins. The theme this year is “Fizz! Boom! Read!” and is about science.

Story time will be held for children 3-8 years of age on Wednesdays in June and July at 2:30 p.m. Older children are welcome to come and help.

 

The Mad Scientist Club will be held for children 9 years of age and older on Thursdays in June and July  at 2:30 p.m. Younger elementary children can come if accompanied by an adult or older sibling. Helpers are welcome!

Summer Library Hours are :

Mondays June 16 & 30 and July 21, 3:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays June 11,18 & 25 and July 2,9,16,23 & 30, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursdays June 12,19& 26 and July 3,10,17,23 & 31, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturdays June 14 & 28 and July 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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