Glow in the Dark Experiments I did this program during our winter break "Geek Girl Day" (grades 3-5) and for preschool kids (ages 3-6 with their parents) over spring break in April. Setup: First, you will need a dark space (preferably with no windows) and several black lights. We ran this program in the library's basement and used three large blacklights that we suspended from the ceiling using zip ties. Depending on your space, you might also need two tables, garbage bags, a
Little Makers: Galaxy Playdough (September 2013) Place: Fayetteville Free Library Topics: Stars, Galaxies, Outer space Dates: Saturday, 9/14 from 10:30-11:30am; Tuesday, 9/17 from 5:30-6:30pm Educational Content: We learned: Stars are hot glowing balls of gas. The sun is the closest star to Earth. A galaxy is a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. There are three types of galaxies: spiral, elliptical,
Stephanie C. Prato
is the Director of Play to Learn Services at the Fayetteville Free Library in New York.