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Science programs for kids during winter break

 

Last updated 12/7/2016 at Noon



Schools may take a winter break, but science marches on at Sno-Isle Libraries.

The Imagine Children’s Museum is providing programs for school-age children at 19 community libraries from Dec. 19-30.

There will be seven subject areas, including: Creature Features, a look at wild mammals of the Pacific Northwest; Fossilology, examining fossils and how to learn their origins; I Can’t Believe My Eyes, the science behind optical illusions; Rockin’ Rollercoasters, engineer your own roller-coaster model and learn about kinetic energy; Solids, Liquids and Chemical Creations, all about the properties of matter and experimenting with non-Newtonian substances; Topsy Turvy, the physics behind and the use of tops; Tree Treasures, exploring the anatomy and environmental significance of trees.

Space may be limited, and registration is suggested at sno-isle.org/events.

Imagine Children’s Museum is a community-based organization that promotes learning and growing through play for children ages 1-12.

Sno-Isle Libraries hosts classes and programs as part its strategic focus to build literate communities and coordinate programs addressing community needs and interests.

The Imagine Children’s Museum science programs include:

Creature Features

Investigate Pacific Northwest wild mammals and their habitats. Discover the unique features that help animals thrive in their environment.

  • Marysville Library – Thursday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-noon

Fossilology

Examine how fossils form, decipher different types of fossils, and use clues to investigate their origins.

  • Arlington Library – Monday, Dec. 19, 10-11 a.m.
  • Oak Harbor – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10-11 a.m.

I Can't Believe My Eyes

Learn the science behind optical illusions and experience the tricks our brains can play on us.

  • Camano Island Library – Monday Dec. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Lynnwood Library – Thursday Dec. 22, 10-11 a.m.

Rockin' Rollercoasters

Learn about potential and kinetic energy as you engineer a rollercoaster model!

  • Mukilteo Library – Thursday, Dec. 22, 2-3 p.m.
  • Coupeville – Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2-3pm
  • Snohomish Library – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2-3 p.m.
  • Stanwood Library – Thursday, 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Edmonds Library – Friday, Dec. 30, 2-3 p.m.
  • Darrington Library – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1-2 p.m.

Solids, Liquids and Chemical Creations

Investigate the properties of matter and experiment with non-Newtonian substances.

  • Granite Falls Library – Monday, Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m.
  • Lake Stevens Library – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10-11 a.m.
  • Brier Library – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2-3 p.m.

Topsy Turvy

Learn the cultural, historical and scientific significance of tops, and use them to test balance, motion, gravity and energy.

  • Mountlake Terrace Library – Wednesday Dec. 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Langley Library – Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2-3 p.m.
  • Sultan Library – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 10-11 a.m.

Tree Treasures

Explore the cultural and environmental significance of trees and their many surprising by-products, investigate the anatomy of a tree, and create your own treasure.

  • Monroe Library – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2-3 p.m.
  • Freeland Library – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2-3 p.m.

About Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services and Library on Wheels.

For more information:

Jim Hills, Sno-Isle Libraries Public Information Manager, 360-651-7050, jhills@sno-isle.org.

 

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