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Science Saturday

Welcome to our exciting and engaging monthly series "Science Saturdays"! 
 
Each month we will provide children ages Pre-K through 3rd grade (and their parents/caregivers) the opportunity to learn a science concept while enjoying a children's story linked to a simple hands on science activity!
 
This educational (and FREE) series is the result of a collaboration between the Library Children's Staff and the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library. Each month, a librarian from the Children's room will share a book and our host, Patricia McKean, a former science teacher and current Board member of the Friends, will introduce a basic physical or life science concept and walk viewers through the activity.
 
Come back each month to listen to a new story and learn a new science concept. Simply click on the link to the supporting documents then click on the video link to watch the show! The videos are all pre-recorded so you can watch them at your convenience and as often as you'd like.
 
Enjoy, and remember: "Magic is Science in Disguise".

Science Saturdays is funded by the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library and the Kiwanis Club of Sandwich 

 

August 28th

“Grandfather Tang's Story” and the concept of Tangrams

Grandfather Tangs Story

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Next month's story and concept

Story: "Pumpkin Fiesta" by Caryn Yacowitz

Concept: Identification of Pumpkin Characteristics


 

Video Archive

2021

 

July 31st

"Mouse Around" and the concept of Boomerangs

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June 26th

“Hailstones and Halibut Bones” and the chemistry of milk and dishwashing liquid

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May 29th

"Johnny Appleseed" and Earth as an apple: food growing capacity for growing population

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April 24th

"James and the Rain" and Rain Gauge

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March 27th

"Why Can't I Fly?" and the Bernoulli’s Principle (Fluid Dynamics)

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February 27th

"The Mitten" and the Polarity of the Water Molecule

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January 30th

"Curious George" and the Center of Gravity

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