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Kitchen Science

It’s time for some chemistry in the kitchen! Discover some experiments with supplies from your cupboards! Grab a big bowl, a mixing spoon, some dish soap, cornstarch, water, and food colouring, and get ready to get a little messy and have a whole lot of fun!

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The Volcano Challenge

Check out these explosive ideas for some epic volcanic eruptions!

Experiments include:

  1. Baking soda and vinegar
  2. Hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and yeast
  3. Mentos and Diet Coke.

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All About Bees

Have you heard the buzz about bees? Learn about lifecycles with one of our most precious bugs: Bees! This Learn @ Home Kit, created in the Library’s own hackLAB is a great way to discuss living things, habitats, and life cycles, which are all part of the Science curriculum! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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Math Manipulatives

Manipulatives make math more manageable and the Library’s Math Manipulatives Learn @ Home Kit is filled with tools like fraction circles, ten frames, dice, and more that teachers use all the time in their class! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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Simple Machines

Simple Machines make for lots of building fun! Travel back in time and learn how to build a catapult with the Library’s Simple Discover Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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The Building Challenge

What can you make with squares, circles, and pentagons? Just about anything! Discover the wonder of The Building Challenge Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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Rainbow Icicles

This is the COOLEST experiment! Icicles form when dripping water starts to freeze, so on a chilly day, throw on your snowsuit, hats, and mitts, and head outside with Miss Laura and learn how you can make some beautiful, (and maybe even colourful!) icicles right in your own backyard!

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Unplugged Coding Games

Who says you need fancy robots or screen time to practice coding? Learn ways to introduce coding and practice techniques like problem solving and debugging using simple toys you have around the house!

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Squishy Circuits

Did you know you can make circuits with playdough?! With the right ingredients, playdough acts a conductor, meaning that electricity can travel through it! So mix up some salt dough, grab a battery, LED light, and a few alligator clips, and maybe a grown up to help out, and see if you can make some squishy circuits of your own!

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Cinnamon Ornaments

Baking is a hands on way to do some science experiments because baking is all about… Chemistry! For the holidays, why not make some beautiful, cinnamon spiced apple sauce ornaments? Check it out!