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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 06

October Science Activity To-Go Kit: Learn about the Moon

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Library to offer Activity To-Go kits

View of Goclenius and Other Craters on the moon, from NASA ArchiveLibrary 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. In today's post we will learn how to make moon sand, as well as share links to a moon phase activity, a planet art project, a paper moon craft from NASA, and a moon-themed book list. To see all the fun, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Sep 15

Celebrate Pirate Week with York County Public Library

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on September 15, 2020 at 2:34 PM by Elizabeth Land

York County Public Library celebrate Pirate Week

Don't be a landlubber! Visit the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries to celebrate Pirate Week with us! Both libraries will be hosting a special scavenger hunt for treasure. While supplies last, you can also pick up a themed activity to-go kit. And don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel to learn how to be a pirate from Ms. Dreama and Ms. Sarah!
Click "Continue Reading..." below to get links to our video, as well as book suggestions, activities and even a science experiment!

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