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Mar 01

News Flash: Science Kits Coming to Your Library

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on March 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Science Kits to be distributed at the library March 8-13, 2021

The library science kits are back and will be arriving at the Tabb and Yorktown Library on Monday, March 8!

This month, we will focus on engineering. Did you know that bridges have to be built in a certain way to ensure their strength and stability? In this kit, we will build our engineering skills by creating three different bridges and testing their strength. Kits will be available while supplies last beginning Monday, March 8. Kits are for children ages 5-12.

Can't make it to the library to grab your kit? We'll post the content right here on the same day the kits are available. 

Questions? Call the Tabb Library at 757-890-5110 or call the Yorktown Library at 757-890-3236.

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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