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Building roller coasters at the library

We transformed our Headlands Branch into a theme park during our Curious Kids program. Kids built roller coasters with foam pipe insulation tubes and paper towel rolls. Then they sent marbles down them. They quickly learned that they could adjust their coasters … Continue reading

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Chemical Reactions & Explosions

Our kids learned about chemical reactions this week with some classic experiments, including making elephant toothpaste, filling a balloon with vinegar and baking soda, and (of course) mixing Mentos and Diet Coke. Each month, we use games, activities, and even … Continue reading

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Building landing gear & blasting off

Learning about air pressure at our STEAM program pic.twitter.com/C00K8kp8yi — MentorPublicLibrary (@MentorPL) June 25, 2019 We learned about air pressure and built landing gear for our marshmallow astronauts when during our STEAM program last month. Our young scientists tackled three … Continue reading

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NASA engineer to discuss Orion spacecraft at Mentor Library

We’re hosting a program that will put stars in your eyes. For one special evening, Aimee Bogner – an electrical engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center – will introduce everyone to Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, during a program at … Continue reading

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Duck when you enter the Drone Zone

The kids who came to our STEAM program on Tuesday designed buildings out of note cards and tape. Then they tried to navigate drones through their skylines. The design and engineering went well. The drones… well… you can see for … Continue reading

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