Week 1 was circuits. We had two experiments. One was finding out if a lime could act as a battery and power a clock. It can!!
The second was creating a complete circuit with an energy stick. The stick would only turn on if its two ends were connected in a circuit. We discovered that one person could complete the circuit, or we could hold hands in a circle and include several people in the circuit.
These experiments were both fun because I was able to keep them going in the library all week. Everyone who came in was fascinated by both the lime clock and the energy stick.
Week 2 was Fireproof balloons. Yes, we were playing with fire in the library!! Seems a little scary doesn't it? The object of our experiment was to pop balloons using a small candle. We blew up several balloons and put water in the bottom of a few of them. I asked the kids to hypothesize which balloons would pop and which ones wouldn't.
|Cameron and Chloe were our winners!! Their balloons didn't pop!|