Sunday, April 07, 2013

Portage Library to host Family Science Night Apr. 9

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites all K-6 students and their parents for an evening of fun and science with the Michigan Tech Family Science Night program from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

Families will choose two hands-on activities to work on. In "Ooey, Gooey!" participants will mix up some common household items and see what happens. "Now You See It, Now You Don’t!" will demonstrate which colors will hide a rabbit, a deer, and a fish and show how camouflage helps predators and prey. With the activity "Mining for Chocolate," families will work together to mine for chocolate chips without crumbling the cookie. In "Eat an Antigen" they will be in the midst of a battle between antibodies and antigens.

These activities develop a curiosity about and the ability to solve science challenges. Family Science Night provides an opportunity for parents and their children to learn together while having fun and making scientific connections to everyday life.

This event is sponsored by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math, and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University.

Library programs are free and everyone is invited. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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