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Mighty Makers: Catapults

Back by popular demand, Mighty Makers will be building catapults this month!  Learn the science behind catapults, then build our own.  How far will your catapult be able to launch a ping-pong ball? This program is part of Mighty Makers, our ...

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Homeschool Happenings: Crazy Chemistry

Turn into a mad scientist for a day as we explore some of the basics of chemistry. Learn about molecules, elements, and how substances interact, all through hands-on experiments and lessons. Please wear old clothing (or bring a mad scientist ...

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Mighty Makers: LEGO Cars

LEGOs--a child favorite!  Kids are challenged to build a LEGO car that will travel the farthest down our ramp race track.  We will also discuss physics principles that could increase their car’s speed. This program is part of Mighty Makers, our ...

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A Perfect Day for an Albatross: Experiences on Midway Atoll

Meet island ecology researcher Wieteke Holthuijzen as she shares her friend Caren Loebel-Fried's book, A Perfect Day for an Albatross, and their unique experience volunteering on Midway Atoll.  Fly with albatross to this remote and unique island system and learn all about ...

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Journey to Science with NIU STEM

Journey to Science with NIU STEM!  Register below for the opportunity to make magnetic slime, to make apples erupt, and to create a paper airplane (and see which flies the farthest)!  Learn the science principles behind all these amazing activities—chemistry, ...

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Homeschool Happenings: Magic School Bus Science

Take a ride on the Magic School Bus as we visit some of its episodes and recreate the science behind them.  Come prepared to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy as we engage in fun experiments.  Please wear appropriate ...

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Mighty Makers: Snap Circuits Jr.

Can you make an alarm go off--or a fan spin?  Using our Snap Circuits Jr. kits, you’ll be able to do this and more!  Follow the directions, snap together pieces, and you’ll be creating your own circuits (and learning about ...

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Teen STEM Café Focus Group

NIU’s Teen STEM Café comes to DeKalb Public Library! Join other DeKalb area teens (grades 6-12) to brainstorm special events where science and technology experts from around the state visit the library to talk with teens about their research and ...

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Teen STEM Café Focus Group

NIU’s Teen STEM Café comes to DeKalb Public Library! Join other DeKalb area teens (grades 6th-12th) to brainstorm special events where science and technology experts from around the state visit the library to talk with teens about their research and ...

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