Monday, September 23, 2013

Portage Library to host Family Science and Technology Night Sept. 24

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites all K-6 students and their parents for an evening of fun, science and technology during the Michigan Tech Family Science and Technology Night program from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. This program will be led by students from Michigan Technological University.

Families will learn about the basics of circuitry and electrical engineering while doing creative and playful interactive lessons. Kids and their parents will make a Play Doh sculpture that lights up and moves, design a video game controller using bananas, turn their friends into an electric piano, use a paintbrush to make computerized music, and learn how to design their own toys and household objects using a 3D printer.

These activities develop a curiosity about and the ability to solve scientific and technological challenges. Family Science and Technology 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, Mathematics, 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

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