Tag: Science

Kindergarten Coding JAM with Osmo: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Register Kindergarten Only)

Future engineers in kindergarten are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids) and NEW coding with OSMO including Coding with Awbie, Coding Duo and Coding Jam. Coding Awbie teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Coding Awbie is the easiest way… Read more

Library Planisphere is here! Check it out!

planisphereAre you a stargazer or do you want to learn more about the night sky? If so, consider checking out our new Planisphere! A Planisphere is a flexible, plastic chart of the night sky with which the observer can find any date and time. It’s easy to read, filled with insightful astrological information, and it’s waterproof. It is fun and educational for both adults and kids interested in watching the… Read more

Hour of Code After School: Dec. 13 2019 (Grades 1-5)

Join us after school as we commemorate Computer Science Education Week by learning some basic coding skills. Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to come to the library after school to try out some kid-appropriate coding programs. Students will have the option to work individually or cooperatively on coding projects. We will be focusing on Scratch, a visual programming language geared towards kids. This program will be self-paced so there… Read more

Library Planisphere is here! Check it out!

planisphereAre you a stargazer or do you want to learn more about the night sky? If so, consider checking out our new Planisphere! A Planisphere is a flexible, plastic chart of the night sky with which the observer can find any date and time. It’s easy to read, filled with insightful astrological information, and it’s waterproof. It is fun and educational for both adults and kids interested in watching the… Read more

New Hampshire State Park Passes ~ Available thru December 31, 2019

NH Park passPlanning a trip to one of our beautiful New Hampshire State Parks? Just added to our museum pass program is the New Hampshire State Park Pass. Each pass provides admission to all day-use parks for 2 adults and up to 4 dependents. The pass is not valid at Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, or the Flume Gorge. It is also… Read more

SECRET WORLD OF BUBBLES with Keith Michael Johnson: Wednesday, June 19th 6:30-7:30pm @ATKINSON ACADEMY (Register All Ages)

As featured on the Discovery Channel, USA Today, Real Simple Family, American Profile, National Geographic TV…  You can learn a lot from a bubble. Keith Johnson’s BUBBLEOLOGY—The Secret World of Bubbles is packed with state-of-the-art bubble sculptures that snare the attention of your audience.  The science behind the magic unfolds like a mystery, making this show both educational and unforgettable. How lucky are we that liquids, solids & gasses, geometry,… Read more

STEM BUILD Event: April 24th and 25th (All Ages) 10:30am-2:30pm

  Explore our STEM building toys and expand your critical thinking skills! We’ll have Keva planks, Brain Flakes, Legos, magnetic tiles, or a combination of the 4 available for free play. Please note, children under 3 years old MUST BE SUPERVISED at all times when marbles are in use.          … Read more

Real World STEM ROCKS! (All Ages) July 10th @ 6:30 PM

We will welcome representatives from Lewis Builders in a unique demonstration of the equipment they use to achieve outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Watch STEM come to life with a demonstration of a real video drone. Learn the process of planning and building a new housing development. See models of future STEM jobs and talk with the experts yourself! All ages are welcome, but please note that… Read more

Turtles ROCK: 7/25/18 (Register all, but geared for the ‘littles’)

The younger learners will love this  energetic and lively showcase of three different types of turtles. Learn about what makes these guys such wonderful creatures!   A box turtle, a Blanding’s turtle (native and endangered here in NH) and a tortoise will all be waiting to meet you!   REGISTER ALL ages but please note that this is most developmentally appropriate for kids ages 3 to 9. For more information see http://projectnature.org/wild-about-turtles… Read more

Excrement ROCKS! Thursday, July 19th @6:30 PM (Grades K-5)

Not for the faint of heart… this evening is going to be all about POOP! Bring a nose clip if you have a sensitive sense of smell because we will have some REAL samples to view, identify and compare (but not touch- EWWW!) We’ll learn about the biological processes of digestion and excrement as well as learn some interesting facts about species that use their poop in useful or different… Read more