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Nov 02

November Science Activity To-Go Kit: Static Electricity

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on November 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM by Elizabeth Land

Library to offer Activity To-Go kits

Library staff created Library To-Go Kits for those who are missing our library programs. Supplies are limited, though, so if you can't get to the library in time, we have you covered. Today we will share the content in this week's Science Kit. 

DISCOVERING STATIC ELECTRICITY
Static Electricity can cause your hair to lift off your head.Have you ever walked across the room to pet your dog, but got a shock instead? Or have you taken your hat off on a dry winter’s day and your hair began to crackle and stick out straight? What is going on here? All physical objects are made up of atoms. Inside an atom are protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons are positively charged, the electrons are negatively charged, and the neutrons are neutral. Most of the time there is an equal number of positive and negative charges everywhere.
Static electricity is formed when something picks up extra electrons or negative charges. When your shoes rub across the carpet or the hat rubs your hair electrons are transferred. Now the object is no longer neutral and strange things can happen. Let’s do a couple experiments and discover more about static electricity! To get instructions for our static electricity experiments and a list of related books, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Oct 20

Library To-Go Toddler Story Kit: Fall on the Farm

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on October 20, 2020 at 11:22 AM by Elizabeth Land

Library to offer Activity To-Go kits

Create a scarecrow face with common household items Library staff created Library To-Go Kits for those who are missing our library programs. Supplies are limited, though, so if you can't get to the library in time, we have you covered. Today we will share the content in this week's Toddler Story Kit. Get a list of library books about fall on the farm, instructions for an scarecrow craft, and a number of farm-themed coloring sheets. To explore the content, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Oct 14

Library To-Go Preschool Story Kit: Apples

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on October 14, 2020 at 2:29 PM by Elizabeth Land

Library to offer Activity To-Go kits

apple-print Library staff created Library To-Go Kits for those who are missing our library programs. Supplies are limited, though, so if you can't get to the library in time, we have you covered. Today we will share the content in this week's Preschool Story Kit. Get a list of library books about apples, instructions for an apple print craft, and a number of printable worksheets. To explore the content, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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