Kids learn that Science is Everywhere

LEAHANDMITCHELL: Mitchell Marsh, 9, watches as Leah Westman, 5, attempts to turn on a small light bulb with a battery during the Science is Everywhere program at Mentor Public Library on July 6.

Mentor Public Library showed kids that they can find science even with the most common items from their own homes during the Science is Everywhere program July 6.

The children’s program drew a large crowd with 60 people in attendance. Children were sorted into groups and rotated through five stations, each with a science-related theme, which ranged   from magnetism to electricity. At one of the stations, meant to teach kids about the principles of light, participants were able to make their own kaleidoscopes to take home. Olivia Szmania, 10, explained how the experiment worked.

“You take one cup and put colored confetti in it and then you put another cup over it, fold a shiny piece of paper into a triangle and when you move the cups around you can see cool shapes,” she said.

Kids who participated in the program enjoyed those kaleidoscopes along with learning about mass, playing with magnets and even making a few different types of circuits. Szmania said of the program, “I love science. It was great to see all the reactions we created from the experiments. Science is really fun and it’s fun getting a little messy, too.”

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