Splish Splash Water Science

Saige and Natasja relax with a pair of freeze pops

Saige and Natasja relax with a pair of freeze pops.

This year we’ve dedicated our Summer Reading Program to science, so we had some fun with the science of water last week.

Kids tested the surface tension of water by seeing how many droplets they could fit on a coin, checked to see which fabric absorbed the most water and recorded everything in their science logs.

They also tested the density of different items by seeing if they’d float in a pool.

Do dinosaurs float? This one does.

Do dinosaurs float? This one does.

But it wasn’t all log books and logarithms. After all, water can also be used for art, so some of the kids tried their hands at watercolor painting.

Water's good for science AND art. Sarah paints with watercolors.

Water’s good for science AND art. Sarah paints with watercolors.

And, then, somebody broke out the water balloons and the freeze pops!

Somebody's about to get a science lesson in velocity.

Somebody’s about to get a science lesson in velocity.

Our Summer Reading Program runs until Aug. 2. That means there is still time for your child to become a Library Champion.

Everyone who participates in our summer reading programs—either by reading and/or attending library programs—has a chance to win prizes. Grand prizes include a $100 gift card from Toys ‘R’ Us for kids and Nook eReaders for teens and adults. The more someone reads, the better chance they have of winning something.

You can sign up for summer reading at any of Mentor Public Library’s branches.

Visit Mentor Library’s Facebook page for more photos from Splish Splash Water Science and our summer reading events.

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