Getting a charge out of science

Avery's bulb lights when he completes his circuit during the STEAM program at Mentor Public Library.

Avery’s bulb lights when he completes his circuit during the STEAM program at Mentor Public Library.

First, the metaphorical light bulb above Avery’s head turned on.

Then, he lit the literal light bulb at his fingertips.

Kids learned how to create and complete an electrical circuit during our science program this week, and that’s just one of the scientific principles they experimented with on Tuesday.

They learned about friction by turning old CDs into air-hockey pucks. They also toyed with magnetism, microscopes, and the conservation of momentum.

And that was all in the first week of our new STEAM series.

Sadie and Mallory use microscopes to get closer looks at hair, cell samples and more.

Sadie and Mallory use microscopes to get closer looks at hair, cell samples and more.

For the next four Tuesdays, we’re hosting programs that offer hands-on learning about:

Each of these sessions begin at 4 p.m. at our Main Branch.

They are free and open to all kids in first through fifth grade. However, registration is required. Parents must sign up their child for each session separately. Registration begins two weeks before each respective session.

To sign up or for more information, call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

In the meantime, the library is stuffed with resources to help you learn about sciencetechnologyengineeringart, and math. And they all come free with your Mentor Public Library card.

Darin tests different substances, from pennies to pencils, to see if his magnet moves them.

Darin tests different substances, from pennies to pencils, to see if his magnet moves them.

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