Science @ the Library

MVLS’s “Science @ the Library” began in 1992 with a three-fold purpose. It was developed as a means to bring science education to elementary school children and their families outside the confines of the regular classroom. It was designed to offer accessible science programming to member libraries in rural areas that otherwise would be unable to provide for these services. And most importantly, it was created to give children an opportunity to meet and collaborate with real scientists, generating positive science experiences and planting the seeds for careers in science. GE retired scientists and engineers and/or ELFUN volunteers direct and provide science classes consisting of 1 hour sessions in science fair format with hands-on experiments in energy, surface tension, buoyancy, sound, light, electricity, magnetism and chemistry. Stations are set up throughout a library, and volunteer scientists are positioned at stations to assist with the activities. Instructions also are provided at each station so the children and their families can proceed at their own pace. To create empowering opportunities for learning and teaching, teen volunteers are trained by volunteer scientists and engineers before each program to assist with instruction.


Monday, July 22, 2019  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Frothingham Free Library, 28 West Main Street, Fonda, NY 12068

Wednesday, July 24, 2019  10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fort Plain Free Library, to be held at the Harry Hoag Elementary School, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339


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