The Kapuskasing Public Library has team up with the Scientists in School program to offer fun science projects to children. The STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math gives children 4 to 12 both a take home kit and online learning. Library CEO Julie Latimer says the first class is the science of candy on Saturday, Sept. 25.
“There is about a half an hour to an hour work with the take home kits,” she said. “So they will learn that not only does candy taste good but that there is science behind it and what can happen with these items.”
Latimer says the first step is to come by and pre-register.
“They’ll have to be online when the project is offered which will be on the Saturday morning,” she said. “And the children will have to come and pick up their kits from the library. At home the children will be online with all of the other kids that are doing the projects. Plus there is also a science teacher.”
The candy take home kits include actual candy to experiment with and sample to enjoy. A second project in late October teaches children how things move. You are asked to keep watch of the Public Library’s Facebook page as to when registration will begin.