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Virtual Family Fun Science: Plant Explorers

It may still be cold out, but we’re getting ready for green growing things! This month in Family Fun Science, we'll be dissecting a plant bulb and experimenting with coloring cabbage leaves. Can you make a cabbage leaf change color? ...

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Family Fun Science: Candy Chemistry

Make gummy worms dance, see what colors really make up a black jellybean, and start some homemade rock candy! School is out the day after Valentine’s Day this year, so it’s time for some candy-themed science. If you want to join ...

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Virtual Family Fun Science: Salt Painting

Join us for a fun STEAM activity with an extra emphasis on art. We’ll paint with watercolors on paper, adding a secret ingredient—salt—to give our paintings extra texture and interest. Learn how to paint with salt at our Facebook Live event ...

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Activity Kits Available: Family Fun Science, Salt Painting

Beginning February 6, candy chemistry kits for the Family Fun Science program on February 6 will be available on a first come, first served basis through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). The Facebook Live event teaching the salt ...

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Teen STEM Café Team Planning Meeting

Calling all teens! Join the Teen STEM Café planning team. NIU’s Teen STEM Cafés are coming back virtually – created by teens for teens! Join other northern Illinois teens (grades 7-12) to organize special events with science and technology experts from ...

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Virtual Family Fun Science: Ice Lights

It’s a cold time of year in Northern Illinois, so let’s make something beautiful with it! In this program, we’ll give you a kit with all the supplies you need to make your own beautiful ice light at home. Beginning January ...

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Activity Kits Available: Family Fun Science, Ice Lights

Beginning January 2, ice light kits for the Family Fun Science program on January 9 will be available on a first come, first served basis through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). Email pictures of your ice lights to ...

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