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Water Olympics & Totally Irresponsible Science

When Jun 28, 2010
from 03:15 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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As part of this summer’s Make Waves at Your Library collection of free programs for youth age 10 and up, Decorah Public Library will offer some wet and educational fun on Monday, June 28th, from 3:15 to 5:00 pm.


Even before experiencing all the amazing things to do with water, kids will be encouraged to imagine the phenomenon of water:  two invisible things, two gases, coming together to make something wet-- swimable, touchable, flowable, drinkable water! Amazing!  The program will feature a variety of stations where participants can see and do amazing tricks and feats with this substance that covers most of our earth and comprises most of our bodies.


Also on the program will be a few of the “rip-roaring good times” described in Sean Connolly’s book, Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists that are sure to “awaken curiosity while demonstrating principles like osmosis, air pressure, and Newton’s Third Law of Motion.”


All of the activities and experiments use common household ingredients and equipment, and share one important component: water.


Wet-worthy clothes are suggested as, weather permitting, participants will spend part of the time in the parking lot where it will be okay to get a little wetness all about in the name of discovery.


For more information, contact Heidi Swets, Youth Services Program Coordinator, at Decorah Public Library, 382-3717 or  There is no sign up required for this program.