Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Water Works" with Mad Science

Taking off from this year’s summer reading club theme, Make a splash @ your library, Bernardsville Public Library will offer a program called "Water Works," presented by Mad Science, on Friday, July 23 at 1:30 pm. This science class, designed for children aged three to five, is definitely not dry! Preschoolers will learn about what floats, what doesn’t and why. They’ll take a plunge into the science behind liquids, absorption, and surface tension. And each child will go home with a shimmering water tube.

Based in Pennington, NJ, Mad Science has more than 35 instructors reaching tens of thousands of children each year. The group’s goal is to engage, entertain and inspire the next generation of scientists. Mad Scientists clad in white lab coats demonstrate that there is much more to science than what children read in textbooks.

“Our goal is to spark the imagination of children and turn them on to science,” says Mad Science franchise owner Vance Fox, “We do this through a combination of dramatic hands-on fun [while] at the same time applying pure science principles. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a child grasp a scientific concept, have fun doing it and then wanting more.”

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is required. Register online at and follow the link under Kid Stuff, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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