Science programs for kids at 19 libraries during winter break

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Sno Isle LibrarySchools 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, including four nearby, from Dec. 19-30. Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Brier and Edmonds libraries are all participating, see details below.

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 values literacy and learning and hosts classes and programs such those provided by Imagine Children’s Museum 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.

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